LATEST TEAM NEWS AND INFORMATION

Updated 17 May 22

Easter Crosses in St Bart’s made by Corsham MU

The latest news can be read in Team News which can be found at: TEAM NEWS. 

Please see our Services page for the latest details of public worship services within the Team.  Please note these details are subject to change. 

During the month of May (dates vary) our churches will be holding their Annual Parochial Church Meetings (APCMs).  They all follow the morning service and dates/times can be found on the services page.

(29 Apr 22) A major programme of maintenance works is underway at St Cyriac’s. To ensure everyone’s safety, it may be necessary to close the church to visitors at short notice, and  access to parts of the church and/or the churchyard is likely  to be restricted at times. The works are scheduled to be completed by mid-August. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information please contact office@corshamandlacockchurches.org.uk

Update on Covid restrictions on worship (as at 28 Apr 22):
We are continuing to keep our buildings ventilated but recognise that the proportion of the population with Covid as measured by the weekly ONS survey continues to fall. We therefore ask you to prayerfully make your own decisions about mask wearing during church services (as you are legally entitled to do). However, please also be considerate of those who for a variety of reasons may decide they wish to wear face coverings in church. We also continue to urge anyone who tests positive to follow government advice to stay at home for at least five days.  With every blessing in Christ, Andrew, Mary and Victor.

Bible Study on Zoom:
The Wednesday morning sessions are at 11am with a continuation of the studies in Joshua. Each study is complete in itself so please feel free to contact rector@corshamandlacockchurches.org.uk for joining instructions if you have not been able to attend previously.

The evening sessions (usually Tuesday 8 p.m. but the day may vary) will look at one of the lectionary readings for the following Sunday. The session this week will be Tuesday 17th May  (contact vicar@corshamandlacockchurches.org.uk)

St Anne’s Church, Bowden Hill
On Tuesday 8 February the Parochial Church Council (PCC) of Lacock with Bowden Hill resolved to seek the repair of the church of St Anne’s Bowden Hill so that it can be used safely again for services and other events, and to seek to secure its long-term future as a place of worship and/or community facility. The church is currently closed due to structural problems which will cost at least £250,000 to put right simply to make the church safe for use. The Archdeacon of Malmesbury Christopher Bryan said this: “the Diocese of Bristol welcomes this decision from the PCC of Lacock with Bowden Hill and looks forward to working alongside the PCC and its Friends of St Anne’s sub-committee to help them generate the necessary funds to make the building safe and explore ways for it to be more regularly used for the benefit of the wider community”. If you wish to help the Friends of St Anne’s achieve this please contact them at fosa@corshamandlacockchurches.org.uk.

 

UKRAINE

Updated 9 Apr 22

DONATIONS
DEC charities and their local partners are in Ukraine and in neighbouring countries providing food, water, shelter and medical assistance. This appeal is hoping to raise £20 Million which will be matched pound for pound by the Government.  You can donate in cash or by cheque payable to DEC Ukraine Appeal (but please note that if you donate by cheque, you will also need to complete a postal donation form or DEC will not be able to process your donation). postal_donation_form

You can donate more quickly online, by credit card or Paypal, at https://donation.dec.org.uk/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal

There is also other information on the Wiltshire website: https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/support-for-ukraine

Joint Statement on Ukraine from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York
Statement

2022 02 24 Ukraine Pastoral Letter from the Archbishops    A Prayer for Ukraine

Quick Reaction Code

We have recently introduced a QR (Quick Reaction) code for those who wish to donate to St Bart’s but either are not physically in the building or have no cash on them if they are!  Just scan the code below with your smart phone camera or QR app and you will be directed to our giving page.  You can select a pre-paid amount or specify your own.  All donations can be gift aided.

We thank you very much for your generosity if you do donate and we promise to use your gift wisely.

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