Team News 23 AugustAugust 20, 2020
We are planning to gradually re-open our Churches for worship. The Government has issued strict guidelines that we must observe. One such measure is that face coverings are to be worn in church.
Our website contains details of how to join others online and in Church for prayer, worship, study, and community life www.solebayteamministry.co.uk
Some Services will now take place in Church, whilst others will continue to be live streamed. Services in church will take place on 23 August in St Margaret’s Reydon at 8.00am (BCP), St Margaret’s Reydon and St Edmund’s Southwold at 9.30am (CW), Holy Trinity, Blythburgh at 11.15am, and St Mary’s Uggeshall at 6.00pm. On the 11th Sunday after Trinity, 23 August, we will live stream a CW Holy Communion Service at 11.15am via Zoom. ID 848 2265 1184. Password 673649 Readings for Trinity 11 Sunday 23 August: Isaiah 51:1-6; Romans 12:1-8; Matthew 16:13-20.
Mid Week Services Tuesday 6.30pm Holy Communion, St Margaret, Reydon. Wednesday 8.45 Morning Prayer, St Margaret, Reydon ; 10.00 Eucharist, St Andrew, Walberswick Thursday 10.00 Eucharist St Edmund, Southwold; 8.30pm Zoom Compline from Blythburgh Friday 4pm Evening Prayer, St Edmund, Southwold
Compline on Zoom Thursday’s 8.30pm The invitation and link will be emailed each Thursday. If you would like to receive this please email email@example.com. The liturgy will appear on your screen, and the service takes about 12-15 minutes. It is a quiet and peaceful way to end the day.
Southwold, Reydon, Uggeshall, Blythburgh, South Cove and Walberswick churches are open for private individual prayer. In an emergency – Rev Simon Pitcher can be contacted on 01502 725424 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Rev Alan Perry can be contacted on 01502 453624 or emailing email@example.com
Prayer point – We pray for all the nations of the world, especially for the poorest nations trying to cope with the Covid 19 Pandemic. We pray for the countries trying to lift lockdown restrictions, and for those people who continue to shield or are living with anxiety. We pray for those whose livelihoods are at risk and for all of us as we seek to return to some normality living alongside the reality of the virus.
SUFFOLK CHURCHES BIKE AND STRIDE EVENT – Saturday 12th September.
The annual Bike and Stride event will take place on Saturday 12th September unless new COVID-19 restrictions affecting it come into place. Sponsorship forms will be available from the churches or local organisers within the next week or so. The local organisers are: Blythburgh – Dr Paul Simmons, Reydon – Mrs Dorcas Rogers, South Cove – Ms Alison Evans, Southwold – Mrs Joan Goldsmith, Uggeshall – Mr Alan Palmer, Walberswick – Mrs Suzie Godfrey, Wangford – Mrs Jackie Casement.
Daily Hope prayer hotline A 24-hour free phone line for Christian worship and prayer, aimed at those who have no or limited access to the internet. People calling the free number will hear a greeting from the Archbishop and can then choose from a range of options including hymns, prayers, reflections and advice on Covid-19. Available 24 hours a day 0800 804 8044.
Food Bank Donations – Due to logistical reasons please do not leave donations of food in the porch of St Margaret’s Church but from now on please bring them to John and Jan Collins house at 19 Lakeside Park Drive or phone 01502 725731 for collection. If anyone is aware of someone in financial difficulties and/or need who could benefit from a food parcel please encourage them to contact the VHC in the first instance (01502 724549) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guidance regarding Financial Giving during the Crisis Our churches are not immune from the same financial challenges as other institutions during this time. Please continue to give, as is your custom,by Standing Order or the Parish Giving Scheme. If you give weekly by envelopes please continue to do so. If anyone would like advice how to set up a Standing Order or join the Parish Giving Scheme please contact your PCC Treasurer or the Vicar. The Parish Giving Scheme have launched a new telephone service for people to register. Please phone 0333 002 1271. You will need to have to hand your Personal bank account details • The name of the parish you wish to donate to • You will need to confirm if you want to increase your gift in line with inflation each year • Confirm if you are eligible for Gift Aid • The unique PGS code for your parish (usually 9 digits in length). St Edmund, Southwold (330 633 380); St Margaret, Reydon (330 633 377); St Peter & St Paul, Wangford (330 633 387); St Mary, Uggeshall (330 633 384); St Andrew, Walberswick (330 633 385); St Lawrence, South Cove (330 633 379); Holy Trinity, Blythburgh (330 633 364); St Andrew, Sotherton (330 633 378)