Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
A local churches' Covid-19 team has been organised to provide help. Scroll down for details or CLICK HERE
A message passed on to us by Assistant Minister Debbie Hore:
A prayer for people infected with Covid-19 or facing quarantine:
A prayer for people who are more vulnerable to the effects of the virus:
A prayer for medical professionals, caregivers, researchers, and leaders responsible for decisions about fighting the new coronavirus:
The notes below are from the Pew Leaflet - CLICK HERE for the printable full version
WE REGRET TO ANNOUNCE THAT ALL CHURCH SERVICES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE AND THE CHURCH BUILDING HAS TO BE KEPT LOCKED.
Due to the ongoing Covd-19 Virus precautions issued by the Church of England our church buildings must now be closed, not only for public worship, but for private prayer as well.
Please be assured that we will continue to pray for you, as we hope that you continue to pray for us at this difficult time.
We aim to keep in touch with you by phone, email, and through other forms of technology to ensure that pastoral care is maintained.
Please do not hesitate to call or email us if you are in any kind of need. Our contact details can be found below.
VACANCY - Our Parish is currently in a ‘Vacancy’ – which means we don’t have a full time Vicar at present. Our Associate Priest, Debbie Hore, is working hard to manage the workload, ably supported by our Lay Reader, Di Kitson. If you wish to speak with a priest, please contact Debbie; for other matters, please contact Chrissy Goan in the Parish Office. The Churchwardens are also available to assist if required. Please see the back of this leaflet for all contact details. Anthony & Shona
PRAYING FOR THOSE WHO ARE SICK is one of our priorities as a church. If you would like anyone included in our intercessions, please fill in a prayer Request Form which are on the table at the back of church, and pass to either Rev’d Debbie, Di, or one of the Churchwardens. Thank you. Shona & Anthony
INDUCTION OF FATHER SIMON VIVIAN – Simon and family’s arrival has sadly been postponed, we will update everyone as soon as we have details on the new date.Anthony and Shona
VISIT FROM THE ARCHBISHOP OF THE CARIBBEAN – with regret, the visit will no longer go ahead as the Lambeth Conference has been cancelled
VISIT TO ST MARY’S CHURCH, STANDON – April 18th. This event is now cancelled. Val Bright
ANnual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) – following an announcement by the Diocese, the APCM will now be postponed until later in the year, details will be announced in due course. Shona & Anthony
FOODBANK - As Church is now closed until further notice we are unable to collect for the Foodbank. If you are able to shop please, for the time being, donate in Tesco, Sainsbury's or Budgens. All over the country Foodbanks are suffering; if you can help it would be greatly appreciated. Stay well and safe. Ann & Cathy
Jez Hirst Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser