These pages are to help our scattered church to gather together – at least in the virtual world of digital communication. They will pull together news and resources to help us function through these difficult times.
Why are we closed?
To be technically picky, we’re not! The buildings are closed and we are not holding public worship – but “The Church” actually refers to a community of people, rather than simply the building in which we normally meet. Dave Walker’s cartoon sums it up – it could usefully have included fields and lambing sheds too!
The Archbishops’ letter spells out just why the buildings are closed.
Holy Week, Good Friday and Easter
During Holy Week, Morning and Evening Prayer will be streamed live – and Holy Communion will be celebrated on Maundy Thursday and on Easter Sunday.
See details on the Holy Week page.
There are two great resources to help take you through Holy Week. Two .pdf format booklets to download and print (if you can!):
The Holy Week at Home document is an attractive booklet with a page of reflections, readings and prayers for each day of Holy Week, from Palm Sunday through to Easter Day.
Good Friday Last Hour is a text file with links to some YouTube music that will lead you through the last of the three hours when we remember Our Lord, pinned to the cross.
There will be regular streamed services available here. If you use Facebook, you can join the KCB worship on our new Facebook page.
Other services are available for those who choose not to use Facebook. Bradford Cathedral is our “Mother Church” and they will be screening regular services on an open platform that’s available to all. See the Bradford Cathedral website. Other services are available; the BBC provide radio and TV services – and a Google for “live streamed church service” provides a wealth of links.
The Vicar’s letters
The Revd Julie Bacon will be writing regular letters to help the people of our parish to keep up to date with what is happening: