No Public worship services or other meetings will take place at St Peter's church during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
But St Peter's is however not closing down We are producing weekly video services in English and BSL from the Parish of St Peter Rawdon together with Leeds Diocesan Deaf Churches.
This is a rather different format but our first service has proved popular not only in our parish & local community but has been viewed by Deaf Christians across our Diocese and indeed across the country. They are hosted on my new You Tube channel - Rev Mark Smith at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC58Dhkrtr-LEYwtQDNvl-Ng/
(I'll give it a sensible name once I hit the qualifying number of subscribers)
You can watch the first video for Mothers Day at https://youtu.be/HzfqRPw6zu4
Next week we will have 2 videos
1) A short service containing a Reflection the Painting "The raising of Lazarus" by Sebastiano del Piombo on the lectionary readings for Sunday (voice commentary with in vision sign language interpreter in the onscreen box as we zoom in on parts of the painting) to bring out the spiritual significance of the weeks Gospel reading. (the Gospel reading is also being signed to the camera by a deaf man from Halifax) which will be edited in alongside a reading of the scripture in St Peter's Church
You can can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/StPetersChurchRawdon/
We will also be posting videos and streams, prayers and Teaching on Rev Mark Smith's channel on YourTube. It may be worth visiting and subscribing to the channel so you are ready to watch live streams.
We continue to offer pastoral care. To enable ministry to continue to be offered to others we can not do home visits to those self isolating with Coronavirus Symptom (as that would mean we could no longer visit others) However we are happy to speak on the phone Rev Rark Smith 0113 391 0389 Carol Dearden 0113 250 0770