LATEST TEAM NEWS AND INFORMATION

Last updated 17 January 21

Although we are back in lockdown places of worship are allowed to remain open and offer public worship services, as well as weddings and funerals.  We have nevertheless reduced the number of Public Worship services in our team during January and February – please see our Services page for the latest details of public worship services within the Team and Zoom on-line services;  visit Services for Children for Early Birds on-line (YouTube) services.  We also offer an on-line bible study course – see further down this page.  Please note these details may change.

OPENING OF CHURCHES FOR PRIVATE PRAYER 
Neston church will be open for individual private prayer on Sundays 11am to 1pm and Wednesdays 2pm to 4pm (except 20 Jan)

Please note that only parts of each church may be accessible, and you will be requested to use hand sanitiser on entry and exit. Social distancing measures apply, and it is now a legal requirement to wear a face covering (visors alone are regrettably not considered a face covering unless worn with a mask) in places of worship and church halls, unless a relevant exemption applies. We regret we are also unable to  provide Bibles, prayer books etc. Whilst you are welcome to meet friends in the churchyard (within current social distancing rules) please do not arrange to meet anyone outside your household bubble inside a church.  

On-Line Bible study
If you want to engage with the Bible afresh during 2021, why not attend a new Zoom Bible study on 1 Corinthians meeting weekly on Wednesdays at 11am, starting on 6 January? If you have not previously attended please email Revd Andrew at rector@corshamandlacockchurches.org.uk for an invitation.

Keeping in touch
A  weekly newsletter, replacing the current WIS, Church News and Lacock Pew News, will be published on a Wednesday and Saturday giving more information.  This will be emailed to those who have signed up to receive  Team News.  You can be added to this distribution by emailing office@corshamandlacockchurches.org.uk.  Copies of these newsletters can be found at: TEAM NEWS.   Latest Issue 3/2021 released on 16 Jan 21 

More info at: https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches

A prayer for all those affected by coronavirus
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Amen.

 

Lacock Puppet Show

THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD BY PUPPETS.  This will be a pre-recorded video available from 4pm on 24 December.  Use this link to access the video https://youtu.be/_sL-SRB5ma0 but it won’t play until after 4pm on Christmas Eve

As part of ‘The Greatest Story Ever Told By Puppets’ we will be revealing the answers to a short trail around Lacock village.  You need to work out where each of these clues refer to, and then go and visit, and see if you can find a black letter or a black shape in their windows

1/ Where you need to go to send a Christmas card to someone far away.

2/ This shop sells a lot of sweet treats especially found in some Advent calendars

3/ This shop sells a lot of things that smell lovely and make you clean.

4/ This shop sells lots of interesting gifts and is close to school.

5/ This café’s name is two words joined to make one word. The first word is another name for the ninety-degree angle on a table top. The second word is in Mark’s Gospel, Chapter 12, verse 10 (in fact in some Bible’s you will also find the entire word in this verse!)

6/ This shop is where you can buy one of the foods mentioned in Luke’s Gospel, Chapter 9, verse 13

7/ This shop has lots of recycled and upcycled things to buy so we can care better for God’s creation

Then work out the sentence from the letters and shapes.  Watch from 4pm on 24 December when all will be revealed!

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.

Scan with camera to donate to St Bart’s