Rector’s Weekly Update

The Beaminster Area Team
From the Hub Covid-19 update 12th March 2021

Thank you to all for the full response to my request for consultation on returning to worship for Easter. I have completed the rota for April which Anne will prepare for Creeds and the Team News and send out to parishes early next week. I have also written a statement about returning to public worship which you can find here, other online platforms, and to go on church notice boards. This will be sent to you in due course.

Further thanks to those who responded to my enquiry about completing the annual mission statistics. So far I have received responses from less than half of the churches. I am aware that the deadline for completion has been extended so it could be that this will be done soon. It would be good to know if this is your intention so that I do not repeat the process.

It is my hope that we can hold this year’s APCMs in church and I have completed the schedule of dates for these meetings throughout May. I have also put suggested dates for future PCCs in the hope that the present restrictions will have been successfully lifted. Again I have asked Anne to prepare this document to send out to you all once completed. If you require the various forms and notices for the APCMs please contact Anne by email as she continues to follow the guidelines of working from home at this time.

I am very grateful to Philip Hardwill for letting me offer his wonderful idea of preparing posies for Mothering Sunday. And letting the local community know that they can collect them from the church porch on Sunday to others in the team. I am delighted that a number of other churches are now taking this up and although it is short notice you might like to join in too.

Below are the links to our weekly worship and fellowship meetings. If you would like the link to the Thursday Evening Community Prayers please let me know and I will forward it to you once I receive from those who set up the link each week.


Sunday Coffee Morning
Topic: Sunday Coffee Morning
Time: 10:00 AM London
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 873 1249 0181
Passcode: 042466

Sunday Informal Evening Prayer
Topic: Sunday Informal Evening Prayer
Time: 3:30 PM London
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 854 5968 9920
Passcode: 247528

Tuesday Lunchtime Bible Study
Topic: Tuesday Lunchtime Bible Study
Time: 12:00 AM London
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 862 0086 9399
Passcode: 971478