Team News 4 April

Posted on by Tania Birtwistle

The April issue of the Heart & Sole Magazine will be in Churches this Sunday.  It is also available on the homepage of our website to view/download www.solebayteamministry.co.uk

As we return to worship in our churches, the same restrictions apply before the latest lockdown (e.g. wearing of face masks and social distancing).  Services will be live streamed via YouTube from St Margaret, Reydon for those continuing to join us from home. 

Easter Sunday family service from St Edmunds will be livestreamed on Facebook or through the website https://www.stedmundssouthwold.com/easter-2021/livestream-service.php (the recording of the Christmas day service as  shown currently, will update when the feed for the new service is started 15 minutes before 9.30am)

There is no Tuesday Communion Service at St Margaret’s during the first week of Easter and this includes Morning and Evening Prayer. The Tuesday Communion service resumes in Church on Tuesday 13 April.

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

It is very simple to give to the Bishops’ Lent appeal for Kagera. Please look at the ‘Donate now’ button on the website at www.cofesuffolk.org/bishops-lent-appeal.  You can also Gift Aid your donation as well.          

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.

Food Bank Donations  

Thank you for all the your support so farThe Sole Bay Foodbank (working with Lowestoft Foodbank and Trussell Trust) is currently very short of the following items:-Tinned Fish, Tinned Tomatoes, UHT Milk, Rice Pudding, and Tinned Fruit. 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. You can join the Parish Giving Scheme online at parishgiving.org.uk