Earlier today (Friday 9th April, 2021), The Queen announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
The Bishop of Gloucester, the Right Revd Rachel Treweek said.
“It is with deep sadness that we hear the news of the Duke of Edinburgh’s death. This is a huge loss to the nation and one which we will all feel deeply for a long time to come. We give thanks for Prince Philip, his unwavering love and support of the Queen, and for the good he has championed and enabled within our country and beyond over so many years.
“We offer our deepest condolences to the Queen and the Royal Family as we pray for them to know God’s comfort and everlasting love in the days and weeks ahead. May the hope and peace of Jesus Christ sustain us all."
We at St George and St Cyr offer our prayers and sympathies to the Queen and the Prince's family and friends. Our churches remain open for private prayer, and everyone across our communities are invited to join our online worship, which can be found on our YouTube page.
A special online memorial book, which everyone is invited to sign can be found here – https://www.churchofengland.org/
“May he rest in peace and rise in glory."
A Prayer for the Prince,
We are the churches of St George and St Cyr, in the benefice of
Cam with Stinchcombe in the Diocese of Gloucester.
Update (April 2021)
After Easter we plan to continue with a mixture of in person and on-line services:
1st & 3rd Sunday in Month
9:30am Holy Communion in St George (Live Steamed to You Tube)
6pm Evensong in St Cyr
2nd & 4th Sunday in Month
9:30am Zoom Service of the Word (also on You Tube)
This pattern will be regularly reviewed, please check church emails for more information.
Please be assured that all the clergy are available to chat on the phone or to put people in touch with one another.
Do stay in contact, we can do this well with God by our side and being there for each other.
Please check the calendar for details about what is happening when.
Both churches are also open for private prayer between 10am and 4pm,
please follow the signs and use sanitiser provided.
We are still church and are meeting every weekday on Facebook for Morning Prayer at 9:00am.
On Sunday's we meet at 9:30am for worship in church, on zoom or on Facebook live,
Also on YouTube and the Telephone Service on 01453 708200.
We are praying for everyone affected, for a cure and vaccine, and we encourage hope, faith and love and won't let fear, rumour or worry be our guide.
We are a lively and welcoming community, doing our best to learn; about God and how to serve. All the while worshipping and praying together.
With two historic churches on the beautiful Cotswold escarpment, we have strong local links with local churches and charities as well as the local Church of England primary school, Cam Hopton, and run a number of weekday groups and activities.
At St George's in Cam, we usually have a weekly communion service every Sunday morning at 9.30am, with choir and organ and on the first Sunday each month, an informal Family Celebration with communion and a music group.
In the village church of St Cyr's in Stinchcombe, we usually have weekly worship on Sunday's with communion (modern language) twice a month, alternating with Evensong (from the Book of Common Prayer), a weekday Holy Communion service and occasional Mattins.
Please explore our site to find out more, or contact us for more information.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
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