CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE

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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE

These are uncertain and difficult times for us all as the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to affect our loved ones and communities. As the Cathedral, serving our city, county and diocese, we consider everyone in the region - and all our visitors - part of the Gloucester Cathedral family.

Your Cathedral is closed until further notice following Government guidance in these challenging times, but it still stands as a sign of hope for us all. We will re-open as soon as possible. 

The Cathedral clergy are continuing to pray on your behalf, praying for you and for our world. We are continuing to function and are discovering news ways of providing service and hope. Prayers can be asked for at prayers@gloucestercathedral.org.uk

Jesus said; ‘For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.’ Let us all place our trust in God and all those who care for us.

Jesus called us to be Living Stones and the Church began in the homes of the first Christians. Your Cathedral has stood firm for nearly a thousand years and will re-open as soon as possible, when we can re-discover the value and meaning of something that is more than simply a building.

The Cathedral has stood for 1,000 years - we will get through this together.

Spiritual Communion

As worshippers will be unable to attend the Eucharist and receive the sacrament of Holy Communion in the weeks ahead, there is a form of worship commended by the Church of England for use in such pastoral circumstances. Please follow this link.

Morning and Evening Prayer are also available to be used at home. You can download them here

Keeping in Touch

We will continue to update you as things develop. Please keep in touch by checking the website regularly and by following us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

A Prayer in Lockdown

As a Cathedral Community we pray daily for all of those affected by the virus and their families, as well as the healthcare professionals working tirelessly to protect our communities.  

The doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked. (John 20.19)

Ever present God,
be with us in our isolation,
be close to us in our distancing,
be healing in our sickness,
be joy in our sadness,
be light in our darkness,
be wisdom in our confusion,
be all that is familiar when all is unfamiliar,
that when the doors reopen
we may with the zeal of Pentecost
inhabit our communities
and speak of your goodness
to an emerging world.
For Jesus’ sake.

Amen.

God Bless You.


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