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GARDEN TASK FORCE
Saturday July 31st
10.30am

Enjoy spending time in the outdoors? have an hour or two to spare this Saturday July 31st? then why not come and join us in our church grounds as we are having a working party to smarten up our beds! (and other areas that need attention).

We have to tackle a few overgrowing plants and would really appreciate anyones help. We're meeting at 10.30am on Saturday and would love to see our church friends and Facebook followers join us if your free.
Due to safety procedures please bring along your own gloves, tools and if you have them a refuse sack or two!

Hope to see you there!


COVID NOTICE

Following announcements made by the Government on Monday 19th July and the subsequent advice from the Church of England we thought it would help to be clear about our worship in St Leonards from Sunday 25th July.

We shall be keeping to the same procedure for our services that we have been keeping over the last few months.

There will be no movement during worship except when each person approaches the altar individually to receive bread or a blessing.

Communion will continue to be in one kind only and whoever Presides will still wear a mask for distribution, although there is no call for recipients to wear a mask as they will only be breathing on their own bread!

We are not requesting that masks are worn for services, but are very happy for people to still wear them if they feel happier doing so. Some people have struggled very much with the wearing of them and so may choose not to do so.

We shall continue to share the peace with a friendly wave and smile from our own seat, we shall not be shaking hands as yet.

Although we are no longer required to keep socially distant we shall be arranging seating so that there is still plenty of space between individuals or groups/couples.

This is mainly because we are taking the opportunity to be able to sing for the first time in well over a year!

We shall be keeping church well ventilated and seating people so that no one is directly in front of anyone, just to be super duper careful!

At the end of the service we are asking you to keep your distance as you leave and have your conversations outside in our lovely churchyard.

There will still be plenty of hand sanitiser and alcohol spray in church.

It has been wonderful for many of us to gather together for worship each week and we want to keep that up and move into doing more of the things we have missed, but still being sensible, and care-ful of each other.

God bless and keep you,

Debra

Church Family BBQ
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VIDEO SERVICE
JULY 2021

The "Video Church" page of this website is now showing our "Service of the Word"
for the month of July.

This month's service is led by Revd. Debra Dyson and Angela Bate.

Please see the "Services" page of our website for future video publishing dates.

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MESSAGES IN JULY
The July edition of the Parish Magazine contains
two articles from the Ministry Team.
These can now be seen in the "Monthly Message"
page of this website.


LICHFIELD CATHEDRAL Online Services
Our own cathedral in Lichfield is now live-streaming services three times per day.

Scroll down to the "LINKS" section
at the bottom of this page.


HOW HAVE YOU BEEN FEELING
DURING LOCKDOWN?

Hi everyone,
I'm writing to let you know that we now have a Padlet!
It's a little online survey for you to let us know how you have felt during lockdown. There are a series of columns for you to fill in with a question at the top of each one.

This link will take you there:-https://padlet.com/firstclassliz999/ur8livleil0po33f

Please do go to the link and think about what we are asking for and please do take part.

Please note that those who are not online will be contacted by telephone. We'd like as many people as possible to take part of course.

Take care.

Liz



DAILY HOPE

Daily Hope offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line.

A Church of England initiative - the line, which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044, has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind.

“With many in our country on lockdown, it’s important that we support those who are feeling lonely and isolated, whatever age they are."
Archbishop Justin Welby



CANDLE OF HOPE
Following the overwhelming response to the National Call to Prayer and Action on Mothering Sunday (22 March), Churches Together in England is encouraging Christians across the nation to continue to unite in prayer, praying #PrayersOfHope in their homes at 7.00pm on Easter (and each following) Sunday evening.

A candle poster is now available for those who would like to place a permanent symbol in their front windows of Christ’s light shining in the darkness. For more information, and to download a poster, visit THIS LINK.



Although our regular congregation are more than generous, in these difficult times we need to maintain our regular giving so that our Parish can still continue to exist for when we come back together.
There are several ways for you to continue to make your giving during these difficult times:
1). Put your cash in a sealed envelope or weekly envelope through our treasurer Phil Strachan's door. Alternatively, post through the Vicarage door, or Janet’s door.
These will then be delivered to Phil for banking.
2). Consider changing to standing order for the next 6 months. Forms can be obtained by email or post from either Phil or Janet.
3). Donate by clicking on the "Just Giving" button below:

How can I donate anonymously or hide the donation amount?
Just leave the box blank that says 'Your name (optional)'. This is in the second step of the donation process.
To hide your donation amount from the page, make sure to tick the box next to 'Hide my amount from public view'.

Please hold this problem in your prayers for a solution to be found and that we can come back together as soon as possible. Thank you.

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