Living Well at St Giles


“Yet hope returns when I remember this one thing: the Lord’s unfailing love and mercy still continue,

fresh as the morning, as sure as the sunrise. The Lord is all I have, and so I put my hope in Him.”

Lamentations 3:21-24

We know that this new season of Lockdown will cause many of us to experience loss, anxiety, pressures and sadness. We know that the burden of this is hard and as the family of God we want to acknowledge together that at times it is a struggle and it is OK to find this season really tough.

So we share these links to a range of resources trusting that you will find something here to support you in the coming days. Each offers some steps or structure and encouragement to help support your health and wellbeing.

Perhaps you will also feel able to pass these on and share with others you know who may benefit from them.

The Jesus Prayer

In our daily lives we want to put our trust in our Father in Heaven. Many find that a time of stillness and quiet helps to re centre our hearts on the presence of God. Here we share again the Jesus Prayer – when other words are hard to find, praying this simple and ancient prayer can be a great comfort.

Try this at the start of the day:

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Have mercy

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God

Lord Jesus Christ


Print a copy here:

Tips for dealing with isolation - VIEW HERE

From Dr Kate Middleton of Mind and Soul

How our brain is wired for hope - 

Also from Dr Kate Middleton

Staying physically and emotionally healthy - VIEW HERE

From GP Dr Sarah Kayat and Clinical Psychologist Dr Catherine Huckle

This includes sleep, exercise, social connections, eating well and managing your time.

Further Resources 

Supporting good mental Health

A study guide to download. One of the authors is Ruth Rice who leads Renew Wellbeing. VIEW HERE

First published on: 29th April 2020