Fernhurst, Lynchmere and Camelsdale Churches
Welcome to St. Margaret's Fernhurst, St. Peter's Lynchmere and St. Paul's Camelsdale; the United Benefice of Fernhurst, Lynchmere and Camelsdale.
We are village-based welcoming Anglican Churches which seek to be active, authentic and accessible in the 21st century. Our Mission Statement is 'to worship God, help one another grow in Christ and share his love throughout our communities.'
Our lives and our commitment to serving the communities in which we live are therefore informed by our worship, which varies from said Book of Common Prayer services to informal services of prayer, praise and healing.
This website will give you an idea of what our United Benefice is all about, in all our variety; but there's no substitute for the personal encounter. As Christ said to some people who wanted to know more about him, "Come and see."
Come and join us on the journey...
An important announcement about our church services
With heavy hearts, we have taken the very difficult decision to suspend all our communal worship services, even though they are permitted under the new Government restrictions.
We have done so in the interests of the safety of the local congregations and communities, and of reducing the risk of the transmission of the Covid-19 virus in all its variants, because it is clear that local infection rates are rising sharply.
None of the advertised January services will therefore take place.
We’ll review the situation towards the end of January, with regard to the local and national C-19 situation at that point, and make a further announcement then. We do of course hope to resume our services as soon as it seems safe to do so; but it is clearly impossible to give a timescale at this point .
In the meantime, there will be a resumption of the weekly video reflections by the Vicar, assisted by the lay ministers on the team. These will appear on this website every Sunday.
St Margaret's remains open daily 9am-4pm, and St Peter's on Wednesdays and Sundays 10am-4pm, for individual private prayer.
This Sunday's reflection from the Vicar –
We've all had to find new ways of doing things this year. Since we weren't able to perform our usual Outdoor Nativity, here's our brand new Virtual Nativity Play! Enjoy!
Please see the 'From the Vicarage' page to see Nick's latest written reflection on things, and also previous video reflections.