LATEST TEAM NEWS AND INFORMATION

Last updated 27 February 2021

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  – please see our Services page for the latest details of public worship services within the Team and Zoom on-line services, including preliminary plans for Easter and beyond;  visit Services for Children for Early Birds on-line (YouTube/Facebook) services.  We also offer an on-line bible study course – see further down this page.  Please note these details may change.

Lent Bible Study Groups on Zoom:

Thursday evenings from 8pm to 9pm,  from 18 February to 25 March – ‘Reflecting on the global pandemic in the context of  Jesus’ journey to the cross’. Six scenes take us through Mark’s account of Jesus’  journey to the cross (chapters 14 and 15). Each scene makes a connection between ‘here’, our world today, and ‘there’, the world of the Passion narrative, to consider how the pandemic has affected lives today alongside familiar passages of Scripture. If you would like to sign up for the course, please contact Revd Mary (vicar@corshamandlacockchurches.org.uk).

Friday mornings from 11am to 12 noon, from 26 February to 26 March – ‘Shining as Lights’. A five part course exploring what it means to be a light for Christ and how we might develop some good devotional habits to support us in our lives as              Christians. If you would like to sign up for the course, please contact Revd Andrew (rector@corshamandlacockchurches.org.uk). If you already attend the Wednesday Bible study you will automatically be invited. The Wednesday study on 1 Corinthians will also be continuing during Lent.

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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.

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? 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 Corsham Weekly Information Sheet, Church News and Lacock Pew News, will be published on a 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 10/21 dated 28 Feb 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.

 

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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