From the Rector - 28th June

Dear Friends

 

Hope you all enjoyed the service this morning, it was good to be able to celebrate in some small way St Peter’s Patronal Festival if you have not caught it yet you can find it here. You can also read Fr David’s sermon please here.

 

This week’s Children's and Families slot is also available here

 

You will be aware that the Government has announced that Churches can be open for worship from 4th July. However as of today 28th June the Church of England was still awaiting publication of the Government's guidance before updating its advice to Parishes. Our ‘Returning to Church Group’ led by Fr Bob Latham meets this week to discuss how we can do this safely and the process we follow as a Benefice. We are in a good position as we have already done a considerable amount of work in preparing the Benefice for a staggered return to worship (see the report ‘Coming Through Lockdown Together). I will email or write to you giving clear information about the return of Worship, at some point in July, next weekend. Can I reassure those of you who are shielding and others who will not feel ready to join a congregation on a Sunday morning just yet, that we plan to continue providing online worship for you each week.

 

So, in the meantime please continue to take advantage the churches being open for a time of quiet reflection and prayer, a chance to light a candle as you pray for someone you love and also if you wish to talk with one of our Ministry Team (social distancing at all times of course), who will be present each time the church is open. 

 

Church Opening Times for Prayer this week:

 

All Saints: Thursday 10.000am to 1.00pm & Sunday 2.30pm to 5.30pm                          

St Peter’s: Thursday 10.00am to 1.00pm & Sunday 2.30pm to 5.30pm

St Michael’s: Wednesday 10.00am to 1.00pm & Saturday 2.30pm to 5.30pm

St James: Tuesday 2.30pm to 5.30pm & Saturday 10am to 1.00pm  

 

God Bless and take care

Fr Malcolm