Team News 9th May 2021

Posted on by Tania Birtwistle

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.

ASCENSION DAY: Thursday 13th May – our Team Ascension Day Service will be held at St. Margaret’s, Reydon at 7pm.  All most welcome.  This service will be lived streamed via YouTube (search St. Margaret’s, Reydon)

Christian Aid Week is from 9 – 16 May.  The needs of the world’s poor during a global pandemic have never been greater. The climate crisis hurts us all, people living in poverty fight the worst of it every day. Please give as generously as you can. www.christianaid.co.uk/give/ways-to-donate

Elections to the Diocesan Synod are coming up. Anyone interested in standing for the House of Laity would be welcome. Please contact Rev. Simon for a nomination form revsimon63@gmail.com Tel: 01502 01502 725424

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                    

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 your support so farThe Sole Bay Foodbank (working with Lowestoft Foodbank and Trussell Trust) 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 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 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