READ this week’s reflection by Revd Tracy Jessop
This week’s podcast from the Diocese of Norwich comes from Revd Matthew Price, Vicar of St Mary Magdalene in Gorleston. Listen here.
Following the government announcement that we can consider opening church buildings for private prayer, we have spent time looking at risk assessments for our buildings, and the measures that we need to put in place around social distancing and cleaning. I’m pleased to be able to confirm that we will be able to open St Mary’s church in Wroxham for this purpose.
We intend to open the church twice a week, beginning Sunday June 21st from 2pm to 4pm, and then each week on Wednesdays from 10am to 12pm, and Sundays from 2pm to 4pm. Social distancing will be in place and hand sanitiser available. Please follow all guidelines and keep yourselves safe. Volunteers will be on hand to help if needed.
For some this will be a welcome return to a sacred space and we hope you find it helpful.
For some this will be something which brings more fear than joy. Please don’t feel under any obligation to attend until you feel ready.
For some who are still limited in their movements this may bring sadness that they can’t yet attend. Please be patient, and stay safe.
My thanks to those who have helped to get the church ready. I’m adding a couple of pictures, taken by Tracy, to show the kinds of safety measures we have put in place.
Thanks all. If you have any questions, please just ask.
Revd Liz Jump
What would our contribution be to the Deanery’s digital Trinity service? That was easy…let’s throw some of our love around!
READ: A reflection for Trinity Sunday by Veronica Mowat
LISTEN: A reflection for Trinity Sunday by Veronica Mowat
During this difficult time when our church buildings are closed, we are still the church and still here working to support our congregations and communities. The work of our church is reliant on people’s generosity, a generosity that is a hallmark of a lived-out faith and a testament to it, and we are grateful to those who give regularly, and to those who have asked how they can give in this current situation.
Gifts to our church can be made in a variety of ways, but with the closure of all our buildings we cannot receive all the gifts that we usually would, so we really need your help now. If you are able to give at this time, donations can be made to any of our churches either through a one-off donation, or by setting up a standing order. Please just call or email Liz, the Rector, on 01603 784150 firstname.lastname@example.org for the details for giving for each church.
Alternatively, you can give via the Diocese online giving page, here https://www.dioceseofnorwich.org/donate/ selecting the church you wish to support from the drop down menu.
Thank you for your support.