Diary & Notices
Zoom Morning Prayer will be at 9.00am Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
Plus St John's Morning Prayer 9.00am Wednesdays.
Evening Prayer continues on Zoom Tuesday to Friday at 5.00pm except Tuesday 8th as this is the final session of the START course.
9.00am All Saints
11.00am St John's
4.00pm on Zoom first Sunday in the month only - a Songs of Praise in the comfort of your own home!
6.00pm St Mary's 2nd and 4th Sundays each month
If you would like to join us for services on Zoom send us an email (Hazel's address on the home page). You will be very welcome.
As many of you will be aware the government has said from the 4th July places of worship can re-open but only if they can do so in a Covid secure manner. The Church Wardens and I, along with a small team of volunteers, have been making preparations, which means from Sunday 5th July our churches will be open at the following times:
All Saints 9.00am. St John’s 11.00am. St. Mary's 6.00pm on 2nd and 4th Sundays in the month.
Please note it will be the same service repeated in all contexts.
However, this does not mean we will immediately be able to return to Church as we knew it before the pandemic. We must follow guidance from the government and the national Church. So the following measures will be in force:
Hand sanitiser must be used on entering and leaving the building
Social distancing measures will be in place – you may sit with people from your own household, but must keep a distance from others.
Please follow any directions given by those who welcome you into the church – they are actingto ensure we all comply with regulations
We will hold a service of the Word
We are not permitted to sing as this increases the risk of the spread of the virus
We cannot serve refreshments as this increases the risk of the spread of the virus so you may wish to bring a bottle of water with you.
Areas of the church will be closed off to limit the need to clean after use
We appreciate that some people will still be required to shield and some people will naturally feel nervous about leaving home to attend a service. To enable these people to join in worship there will be Zoom services as follows
Sunday: Worship at 4.00pm first Sunday in the month - see above
Tuesday to Friday: Morning Prayer at 9.00am
Evening prayer will continue Tuesday to Friday at 5.00pm
Thank you for your prayers and support as we navigate these uncertain waters together. Please do pray for your church wardens, readers and all PCC members as we begin to think about the future.
Yours in Christ
IMPORTANT SAFE GUARDING NOTICE
‘The Church of England is undertaking a second review of files held in all dioceses and parishes to ensure that churches and church related activities are as safe as possible for children and vulnerable adults.
Known as the Past Cases Review 2, it aims to identify both good practice and institutional failings in the way that allegations of abuse have been handled in the past. It will also provide recommendations on how practice and processes can be improved.
Individuals who wish to make representations to the PCR2 process, or who need to come forward with information, or make any disclosures regarding church related abuse, are encouraged to make direct contact with the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA) on 01636 817200 or email
However, recognising that for those with a lived experience of abuse from within the church may not feel comfortable, a dedicated telephone helpline - 0800 80 20 20 - operated independently from the church, by the NSPCC, has been set up. Anyone can use the helpline to provide information or to raise concerns regarding abuse within the Church of England; whether they are reporting issues relating to children, adults or seeking to whistle blow about poor safeguarding practices.
Sunday Services at All Saints
Our usual pattern is:
1st Sunday of the month - Family Service at 9am
Other Sundays - Holy Communion at 9am
5th Sunday of the month - Evening service at 6pm
Our Vicar is also responsible for two other Churches - St John the Evangelist Kirkby Woodhouse and St Mary's Newstead Village.