Rector’s Weekly Update

The latest news from Revs David and Jo.

From The Hub Covid-19 Weekly update #6 Friday 24th April, 2020

As we end another week of lockdown, there is very little change to report; we must continue to stay at home to protect each other and our care services. It has been really good to catch up with more of you either on the phone or by email and to hear your lockdown stories. I must ask Canon Biles to write a new book “Church Wardens I haven’t Buried”. You are all built of stern stuff as my Mother would have said.

Earlier this week I was able to notify many of you about the process for APCMs and as soon as we know the procedure for unlocking ourselves, I will notify you of rearranged dates, I have also been in contact with treasurers to ask for an update on parish finances so that I have a complete picture of where we stand at the end of the first quarter and to look at forecasting positions going forward.

Again, I thank you for your continued support and for your vigilance in looking after our closed buildings and for keeping me informed of any changing situations in the parishes. The May edition of the Team News will appear on this website next weekend and if you know anyone who will be unable to access it you may like to give them a call and offer to read it to them. I have asked Jo to give her weekly update on worship and prayer material that we are making available for the coming week.

David

We are back refreshed from our holiday at home, thank you for your good wishes. School term has started back at the Vicarage dining table. One of the children even arrived in school uniform. I hope that you are continuing to survive lockdown and are enjoying fresh air and sunshine where you can. 

Our services continue to appear on this website, usually on a Saturday morning, ready for worship on Sunday. The link to all oue Sunday worship videos is – https://beaminsterteamchurches.org/category/church-life/worship-at-home/

We also are continuing with our 10am Sunday morning coffee slot. Sign up to Zoom then click on the link, with a cup of coffee, and join others for conversation. https://zoom.us/j/95283803910?pwd=TVJBeTVxWFdUUFZRdGNPK1VCMmgrdz09

We also have times of prayer together on Zoom on a Thursday evening or Saturday morning. Please email Jo revneary@gmail.com if you would like to receive an invite to this prayer time. 

Next week we will begin recording a weekly act of collective worship (assembly) for our primary schools. If you have school age children or grandchildren look for the Children and family section on our website – https://beaminsterteamchurches.org/category/church-life/children/ 

Finally – do get in touch with your stories and pictures either via email or on the Facebook page, we would love to tell stories during our worship each week about what God is doing in your life at the moment and how you keep a pattern of prayer and worship in lockdown. 

Every blessing

– Jo

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