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Latest News during this time of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
We are open for worship! Having completed our Risk Assessment we are Covid-secure, in keeping with the guidelines issued by the Church of England and the Diocese. We currently have one service a week - Sunday 9am. Masks need to be worn and we ask you to complete the Test and Trace forms available on entry. Please do book in before Saturday 4pm if you would like to join us. View the copy of our risk assessment Here. Also, you can read a copy of my letter to those wishing to attend our 9am service Here. Thank you.
We are still providing news and updates through our newsletters, including Sunday worship, which you can use at home or, by clicking on the link, join us in our 10am Zoom worship. So please DO sign-up for it HERE! Finally, you might like to connect with The Church of England's website and all the prayerful support and latest news from the wider Church.
May God, in His wisdom and love, continue to be with each and every one of you during this difficult time - May God bless you all, Rev. Kate Burgess.
Our Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) will be held on Sunday 25th October at 11.30am via Zoom. Please do contact me for the link if you would like to join in the meeting. At this annual meeting we will be electing our Churchwardens, PCC members and reviewing the life, work and ministry of St Matthew's over the past year.
Preparation of Church Electoral Roll
I wish to notify you that the Church Electoral Roll for the parish will be revised by the PCC beginning on Wednesday 16th September and ending on Thursday 8th October 2020.
Under the Church Representation Rules any lay persons are entitled to have their names entered on the roll if the person is:
- aged 16 or over
Application forms for enrolment, with full details of the required declarations, can be obtained from the Electoral Roll Officer (June Peloe) or me (Kate Burgess - email@example.com) . In order for a person to be entitled to attend the APCM and to take part in its proceedings, an Application Form for enrolment must be returned by the date shown above for the ending of the revision.
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.