Covid-19

Church in times of Coronavirus

Due to continuous increase in Coronavirus infections we are going through a difficult time and – as a church – have to adjust to new ways of worship, community and support.  While we have been asked to – temporarily – suspend our worship rhythm, we are not separated and we will keep in touch via Facebook, our new weekly newsletter and this website page that we’ll update regularly. 

Here, you will find the latest Sunday video sermon, a variety of online resources and information about how you can help or get help. 

The church building is now completely closed even for private prayer.  There are no weddings, baptisms or funerals taking place in the building.  Funerals are taken place at the graveside or at the crematorium with necessary restrictions in numbers. This will be for an initial period of three weeks as stipulated by the Prime Minister.  But that does not mean church has stopped.

Internal resources:

  1. Our weekly Newsletter (Newsletter No.3)
  2. Join our Facebook Community
  3. Weekly Lectio Divina Bible Group(s) Thursdays at 8pm, let Fr J know if you’d like to join
  4. Palm Sunday Service booklet to follow the livestream with Julian and Cath from the Vicarage

External resources:

  1. #LiveLent: daily audio content (via app)
  2. Time To Pray app: prayers for each day
  3. BBC Sunday sermon (Sunday, 8.10am, BBC4) 

If you NEED help, please contact Derby Covid Community Support  on:

  • 01332 640 000
  • covidsupport@communityactionderby.org.uk

St Werburgh have joint forces with Derby Community Action to offer a more consistent support to our parish.

Please feel free to reach out for any needs that you may have, be this groceries, household goods, medicine or simply the desire to have a chat with a friendly person.

If you want to talk to the St Werburgh team directly, please contact stwhelps@gmail.com.

If you OFFER help, you can contact Derby Covid Community Support on:

  • 01332 640 000
  • covidsupport@communityactionderby.org.uk

Derby Community Action are looking for volunteers that can – safely – support our local community. This may include shopping, collection of medication and phone support for those that suffer from isolation.

Sarah Watson is coordinating the help efforts for the crisis in our area with Derby Community Action.