NEWS AND ARRANGEMENTS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

OPENING OF CHURCH FOR WORSHIP AND PRIVATE PRAYER

We are now offering a simple communion service in church each Sunday at 8.30 am and Wednesday at 10.45 am. Do please note and observe the following: 

  • a face covering will need to be worn in church 

  • please observe appropriate social distancing 

  • use hand sanitisation as instructed

  • do not attend if you are in vulnerable group or have any symptoms or contact with someone who has 

  • if you are in any doubt contact Mark before attending (mark-stanford@hotmail.co.uk)  

  • communion will be distributed in one kind (the bread wafer), and will be brought to you at your seat. 

  • In line with local restrictions please do not linger to chat.

In the meantime online services and daily reflections will continue for the foreseeable future (see below). 

Holy Trinity will continue to be open for private prayer on Wednesday mornings from 9.00 am to 10.30 am.

 

UNITED BENEFICE ALL SAINTS' DAY MEMORIAL SERVICE ONLINE

 

Next Sunday evening (1 November) we will share a service for our United Benefice to mark All Saints' Day  If you would like the name of a loved one to be read during this service please reply to Mark by email (mark-stanford@hotmail.co.uk) by Wednesday at the latest. 

CONFIRMATION CLASSES

 

Mark has started an online confirmation class for young people on Wednesday evenings - see Notices.

 

YOU-TUBE BROADCASTS

We are producing short services and reflections on YouTube - they can be accessed at any time by clicking HERE or on the YouTube link (the red button) at the bottom of this page.  You can find a morning service each Sunday, posted at 10.45 am, and daily short reflections on Bible readings for the day from Monday to Saturday, posted at 9.00 am.  

If you have more time on your hands, you might also wish to follow our series of "Experiencing God" videos posted on YouTube a few years ago and still available on the same button.

WHATSAPP 'CHATS WITH GOD' and EMAIL PRAYER CHAIN

You are invited to join 'Chats with God', our continuing prayer-sharing thread on WhatsApp.  Please message Sue on 07920 858673 or Sylvia on 07872 314103 if you wish to be added to the group.

In addition, Geraldine Foster is co-ordinating a new email prayer chain.  If you would like to find out more please email Mark (mark-stanford@hotmail.co.uk) and he will pass your details to Geraldine.

 

FOODBANK

We are accepting Foodbank donations when the church is open on Wednesdays and Sundays (see times above).  Waitrose, Tesco and Spar (Harington Road) are also collecting Foodbank donations in-store.  Suggested items: jars of baby food, tinned meat, tinned fruit, tinned vegetables, jars of jam, tinned rice and other puddings, sugar, rice, fruit juice, long-life milk, toilet rolls, miscellaneous treats.

If you are in need of a food bank voucher, for instance if you are facing a significant change in income or are awaiting benefits, please let Mark know (mark-stanford@hotmail.co.uk).

ONLINE RESOURCES

 

We really like the prayer and Bible reading resources at Lectio 365; you can find them here:

https://www.24-7prayer.com/dailydevotional

Another Bible Study resource we recommend is the Bible Project:

https://bibleproject.com/

 

FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

Vicky Higgins, a clinical psychologist and a member of our congregation, has produced some great short videos with tips on sustaining emotional well being. You can find them on our YouTube channel (click the red button below).

Emily (Mark and Sam’s daughter) has done some story telling for children, you can find them here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD32TU8IYas

And here some more ideas from Tim (Mark and Sam’s son-in-law) for older children:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkrNVQ_Fz7o

OTHER IDEAS?

Do please let us know if you wish to suggest other ways in which we can continue to serve our congregations and the local community in these "troublous times".  Contact Mark as above. 

Last updated: 19/10/2020

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