Dear All Saints and St Marys
Well – it’s certainly been a week of change and quick thinking. We have been working hard at what the best way forward is in terms of opening for private prayer for both churches and also now planning for public worship again.
Currently All Saints will open for private prayer on SAT 27th – 2pm-5pm. We will also look to for a morning mid week and will let you know asap.
St Marys will look to open for private prayer on Sunday July 5th from 5pm-7pm and Thursday 9th from 10am-12. This will be the pattern until we can resume a pattern of worship.
When we are able to then resume Sunday worship in church we will need to revise and adjust these times in line with the Covid 19 Guidance.
Complicated! I know.
However, there are things to celebrate in this. The opening of the churches is a great opportunity. A chance for people to pray, a chance for people just to come and look around the churches so that they might know what that looks like when we do return for worship. There will be people in the churches to help guide or explain things when we are open.
Also – A heads up about some fundraising fairs
St Marys – Sat 4th July – Is a Virtual fair – with a zoom Quiz, a Treasure Hunt around Fishponds, A Bake a Neighbour a Cake as well as a promise auction. See the website and the Facebook page for details or gt in touch with Andrew Cooper on firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Saints – Sat 25th July – We are looking at a small open market outside with links to a local stall trail so SAVE THE DATE and we will update you as to details.
In the meantime we continue with our online worship and so I attach the following
Church at Home – Romans this week and
looking at forgiveness!
Cafe Church Service for Sunday – looking at “How to read the Bible” prepared b Chris Whitehead and Sharon Gleed
Reflection for Cafe Church
20 Questions – Revd Janey Hiller (Curate of All Saints and St Marys) something for the magazine this month – so get to know Janey and what she normally gets up to!
Programmes to watch online, on TV and listen to on Radio.
The Zoom link for Sunday 10am Cafe Church worship is
Meeting ID: 814 9108 7131 - Password: 957396
The Zoom link for Sunday 11.15am Coffee and Chat is
E-Mail for the password (email@example.com)
Revd Lizzie Kesteven
Vicar of All Saints and St Marys Churches Fishponds