Dear Friends and Neighbours,
How Your Local Church Can Support You in these Uncertain Times
During the current crisis we are obeying government advice in closing and locking our churches. This does not however mean that the church is inactive during this period, and indeed many members of our churches have been very proactive in organising community networks and we are working closely with all the emergency planning activities currently underway in our villages.
During this difficult period, however, it is not just physical and practical help that we need, we also need to be aware of our mental and spiritual health. Therefore we are offering ‘Pastoral Support’ and providing an avenue for ‘Prayer Requests’ for all residents of the Walesby Group of Parishes -- That is the Villages of Brookenby, Claxby, Croxby, Kirmond le Mire, North Willingham, Normanby le Wold, Stainton le Vale, Tealby, Thoresway and Walesby.
Pastoral Support can be carried out by phone, so just let us know if you or someone you know who would like a phone call (for whatever reason), especially those who are feeling lonely at this time. We also invite anyone who would like prayers offered by the clergy for a particular person or situation to contact us. These prayers will be included in clergy daily prayers and not publicised, but please do ask permission first before passing someone’s details on.
Revd Elaine Turner is coordinating ‘Pastoral Support’ and ‘Prayer Requests’ across all out villages and is the first point of contact at this time. Her contact details are below.
We are also broadcasting locally via the internet a Daily Service. Access to the service is via the links available on the ‘Home Page’ of our church website: www.walesbychurches.org
If you go to our home page you will see a links to the services that will take you to a window in Youtube. Nothing to download!
Daily Morning Prayer is at 8.30am Monday to Saturday.
We celebrate a service of Holy Communion at 10am on Sunday. For many this can be a good and comforting start to what can be a long day! and many are already joining in.
If we can help you in any way please do not hesitate to contact either of us or any member of your local church who will contact us on your behalf.
Fr Chris & Revd Elaine
Our contact details:
Fr Chris Hewitt, Rector
01673 838 380
Revd Elaine Turner