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As we are in National Lockdown and are currently asked to 'stay at home', the services from St George's will be on line at 10.45 each Sunday and the church will be closed for public worship until the situation improves. Service sheets are on 'Whats on' page of this website. The PCC will consider the situation and when to reopen for worship at their meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. A letter from the Wakefield Medical Officer of Health is in the information below. Please pray for our community and particularly those who are working to care for those who are ill and those who are providing vaccinations as well those suffering from the wide ranging effects of Covid 19. Keep safe and help each other to keep well.

Letter from Bishop Nick about Gaza

MESSAGE FROM BISHOP NICK

Dear brothers and sisters,

I urge you to join me in helping those caught up in the massive humanitarian crisis in Gaza. The situation there is complex at just about every level. But what is beyond dispute, is the urgent need for medical supplies and resources to treat all casualties and this is where we can help.

The Diocese of Jerusalem has launched an emergency appeal for the Al Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza. This Anglican hospital is doing some amazing work responding to the civilian casualties. The Jerusalem and Middle East Church Association is helping to facilitate the appeal in the UK and you can directly help it here: 

http://www.jmeca.org.uk/gaza’s-al-ahli-hospital-appeals-urgent-help

The Archbishop of Canterbury has made a statement that can be read here  http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/articles.php/5382/statement-from-archbishop-justin-on-gaza

Christian Aid is asking all churches to collect this Sunday for Gaza and you can download posters for church, order donation envelopes and donate directly here: http://www.christianaid.org.uk/emergencies/current/gaza-emergency-appeal

As we stood together earlier this week to mark the anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, it is vital that together we face – with humility and courage - the shame that those commemorations take place in a context of renewed bloodshed in all parts of the globe.

I urge you and your parishes to continue to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, Israel-Palestine, and the wider Middle East where the suffering is overwhelming and the church under huge pressure and where possible, to support all those caught up in this bloodshed.