Information & Support During COVID-19
Please check this post regularly for information about support and care of our church family and community. Items may change in the light of latest guidance.
Lockdown from 5 November
Sunday Services will be online only until 6 December. We are still open for Private Prayer – please see details below.
We will be live on Zoom and our YouTube channel from 10.45am.
Link to Remembrance Sunday Arrangements
Fresh Worship Resources Now Available!
Including Archbishops’ Call to Prayer, New Worship Channels and Advent Study Morning
Link to resources
Sunday Services and Private Prayer
Online Worship and Resources
Useful Information Compiled by St. Mary’s
Please let us have suggestions for what to add here on 01531 821641.
We are aiming to speak with all members of the church family on a regular basis to check how people are and whether there are any particular needs. We have also arranged a Communications Grid via email with telephone contacts for those without internet facilities. There will be regular bulletins with useful information. Office Answer Machine will be checked regularly to respond to enquiries 01531 821641.
You are now able to use the form on the Contact Page.
Support for those with Particular Needs
The Lord’s Larder
The Lord’s Larder will continue to open. A huge thank you to Roger, Carol and Graham who continue to work tirelessly with the team to ensure our operation with increasing demand. Our co-ordinator Ben Draper can be reached on 07944 590520. A big thank you too, to our volunteers who serve faithfully on a regular basis, and a welcome to our latest recruits.
We Will Help Newent
St. Mary’s along with other churches and community organisations are supporting “We Will Help Newent” based on Facebook linking volunteers with those who need specific help (for example shopping, collecting prescriptions).
Comfort and Joy/The Long Table
This is a new venture to provide a Christmas meal to individuals and families who are unable to be with loved ones over Christmas or who would otherwise not be able to provide such a meal for themselves or their family. Please watch this space for details.
For upto date Official Information, please consult:
A Prayer for all those affected by Coronavirus
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.