Team News 31st January 2021

Posted on by Tania Birtwistle

In light of the enhanced lockdown announced by the Government it has been decided, for the time being, in order to keep our church family safe, to provide limited mid-week worship and online/home worship on Sundays.

Sunday Services via Zoom – 8am BCP & 9.30am CW Eucharist via Zoom. 9.30am Family Service via Zoom.  

31st January

8.00am BCP Holy Communion: ID 835 3014 8434; Passcode 912931

9.30am CW Holy Communion: ID 843 8421 3252; Passcode 347206

9.30am Family Service via Zoom

Mid Week

Tuesday – 6.30pm Eucharist via Zoom

Wednesday – 8.45am Morning Prayer at Reydon & 10am Eucharist at Walberswick

Thursday – 8.45 Morning Prayer at Southwold, 10am Eucharist at Southwold & 8pm Compline via Zoom

Most Church buildings will remain open every day for individual private prayer.

Prayer point: We pray for us all as we continue to live under very tough restrictions.  We pray for the widespread roll out of the vaccine.  We remember the lonely, bereaved and those who are now unemployed due to the pandemic.

Our website www.solebayteamministry.co.uk and CoE www.churchofengland.org/

contains details of how to join others online for prayer, worship, study, and community life

The Bishop’s Lent Appeal 2021 is supporting key workers in Kagera, providing food, health care and spiritual support. Bishop Mike has produced a video introducing the 2021 Lent appeal which can be viewed on YouTube Kagera | Bishop Mike – YouTube.  More information can be found here www.cofesuffolk.org/bishops-lent-appeal                                              

Daily Hope prayer hotline Available 24 hours 0800 804 8044, for those who have no or limited access to the internet offering options including hymns, prayers, reflections and advice on Covid-19.

The Home, But Not Alone free phoneline 0800 876 6926, which supports vulnerable people in our communities who may be struggling with the impact of Coronavirus. Staffed from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Food Bank Donations  Please bring your donations to John and Jan Collins house at 19 Lakeside Park Drive or phone 01502 725731 for collection. Also, now a collection point in Blythburgh Church – just inside the main door, beside the Traidcraft stall. 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 vhcsouthwold@btinternet.com.

Guidance regarding Financial Giving during the CrisisOur churches are not immune from the same financial challenges as other institutions during this time.  Please continue to give, as is your custom, by weekly envelopes, by Standing Order or the Parish Giving Scheme. The Parish Giving Scheme tel is 0333 002 1271. 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). For some of our Churches you can donate online at www.parishgiving.org.uk/donors/find-your-parish/