Covid -19 Pandemic: Staying Connected

Hi to you all,

As you are all well aware, these are strange days… It’s hard to believe it was only a week ago that I was up at Lake Rotoiti at the Diocese Leadership Conference with a hundred others. How fast things have changed.

I hope this finds you all well, and that you have all you need for the lock down. As you might expect the lock down has thrown up a lot of new scenarios for us all.

David Cowdrey, our administrator and I have been setting up some new ways in which we will be able to communicate, as well as some old ones like the land line to stay in touch. I will be ringing everyone in the church phone book, so you can expect to hear from me at some point.

Yvonne McLean has set up a group that will be ringing our more senior members and keeping in touch weekly.

Margaret Hackston will keep me informed of any special needs that people might have.

Here is our Facebook page link:

Our Website:

I will try and post a couple of little sermons/bible studies on line when I get the children to show me how!

The Anglican web site has some links that you can check out as well.

There are many, many sermons, worship songs and studies on line you can use over this time.

If anyone has a need you can:

Phone me at home:        544 0555

Send me an email: 

I’m praying that God will bless you and your family with a peace that can only come from the Lord in these difficult times


Yours in Christ



Philip Greenwood – Vicar

St Barnabas Anglican Church

Stoke, Nelson