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We are a journeying community seeking to worship and serve God in a changing world. We are a caring community of all ages and stages and this is reflected in our worship, work and pastoral care. 

If you would like a virtual tour of All Saints' churchyard why not join Rob Pilley, who has put together a film of All Saints' churchyard and its insect life and it is fascinating. He does regular short films on wildlife for his followers on YouTube  as well as his full time job as  cameraman, producer and innovator. He has worked with people like David Attenborough and his latest project was 'Spy in the Wild' for the BBC. Bridget, his wife, looks after the bookings for us at the CTC and Ethan and Scarlett come to our ATIC services when they can.  Here is the link:

https://www.facebook.com/robswildadventures/videos/608499613344780/?modal=admin_todo_tour


Week beginning Monday 13th July

Dear friends,

We had a very moving final service for Fran last Sunday, where she was able to say farewell to around 60 of us.  Sadly this had to be on Zoom, rather than in person, due to the ongoing coronavirus difficulties.  For anyone who missed it, the service was recorded, so if you would like to view it please contact Peter Heard for the details.

There will be no daily emails this week - you should have already received the links for all of the week's events on Zoom, including Morning Prayer (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 8.15am), Holy Communion (Thursday at 10am and Sunday at 10.15am) and the Quiz Night on Thursday at 8pm.

The latest newsletter from CAP is available on the News Updates page and below are the two images used by Fran in  a recent Sunday service after a request from someone to share them.

     yoke        bridge

In work and worship
God is with us.
Gathered and scattered
God is with us.
Now and always
God is with us.

Love and prayers,
Your team


 

Here is the YouTube link for a reflection from one of our Bishops on Sundays.


With worship services and groups of all kinds currently suspended, this week ROOTS is offering a whole week's free resources for people to use at home. There are two sets of resources; a page with materials suitable for adults and a page for families.  See the Prayer and Worship and Children's & Families pages for the relevant versions


You can join us on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 8.15am for morning prayer or if that's too early then we have a communion service on Thursday at 10am and then our Sunday Service with a chance to chat at 10.15am. If you would like the information to join one of these Zoom meetings, please email me here.

For those of you with young children, we have a Sunny Sapling Story Time on Thursdays at 11am which is followed by a game, rhyme or song.

Thank you so much to those who give by standing order and thank you to those who normally use the yellow envelopes to support the church and its work who have used online giving using one of the methods mentioned on our News Updates page.  

Please if these methods are not for you then perhaps you could put a little each week in an envelope and bring it with you when we next gather at church?

We are a generous church and your support is always valued and particularly so in these difficult times.


The liturgy for Holy Communion in Common Time and for Holy Communion in the style used by the Iona Community can be found on the Orders of Service page.



ZOOM!  - visit our Practical Help page for information on help with using this software to access our online services.

Food bank - visit our News Updates page for information about our local foodbank.



Wherever


If you would like an update on what we are doing in the current corona virus crisis click here

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If you would like to keep in touch with us click here.



If you have any concerns at all about Safeguarding then please contact our Safeguarding Officer whose contact details are here.  You can also contact the Diocese Safeguarding Officers and their details are here.

The following numbers may also be  helpful:

WomansAid -  National  Domestic Violence Helpline  – 0808 2000 247

The mix – Advice  for the under 25yrs. – 0808 808 4994

Advice for Male Victims of  Domestic Violence  - 0808 8801 0327

Childline – Deals with a vast variety of children concerns including Domestic Violence -0800 1111