Welcome to the Sampford Peverell Team Mission Community
Wednesday 6.15pm Evening Prayer (see below)
Friday 9.00am Morning Prayer via Zoom (see below)
Sunday 9th August - 9th Sunday after Trinity
9.00 Morning Prayer Service will be posted on our Facebook Page
9.30 Holy Communion (BCP) Hockworthy
9.30 Holy Communion (CW) Sampford Peverell
11.00 Service of the Word streaming live via SPTMC Facebook page
Services in Churches
The usual number of services is reduced for the time being. On entering church you will be asked to:
Sanitise your hands
Wear a face covering
Keep 2m apart
Give your details when entering church (for track and trace purposes, in line with GDPR, this will be stored securely and then shredded after 21 days)
Churches open for Prayer
10.00 – 11.00am Sampford Peverell
3.00 – 4.00pm Holcombe Rogus
10.00 – 11.00am Uplowman
WEARING FACE COVERINGS IN CHURCH
Churchgoers in Devon are being strongly encouraged to wear face coverings when attending church services following new guidance from the Church of England.
Devon’s four archdeacons, who oversee the county’s parishes, said:
“Face coverings are a means of protecting others if (unbeknown to us) we are carrying the virus.
“Wearing them is an act of loving Christian service to our neighbour.
“They are also a way of helping people to return to public worship in church with a greater sense of safety provided all the other safeguards are also kept in place.”
All churches in SPTMC will be following these guidelines, with immediate effect.
This follows updated Government guidance encouraging people attending all places of worship to wear face coverings.
It follows a number of recent coronavirus spikes in England which have led to local lockdowns. It is these which have prompted the Government’s new guidance for places of worship, in tandem with face coverings now being mandatory in shops.
Those in church leadership roles including clergy, Readers, and churchwardens are also being asked to wear face coverings.
Children under 11 do not need to, and there are other exceptions.
The guidance is expected to remain in place for as long as the Government advises it.
9.00am Friday Morning Prayer via Zoom
Glyn invites you to join him on Friday for Morning Prayer at 9.00am via Zoom. Please email him if you would like to come and he will send you the details. The words for Morning Prayer can be found here on the Church of England website. Scroll down and click on the Morning Prayer box.
Prayer for today
Glyn invites you to join him on Wednesday for Evening Prayer at 6.15pm, he will be live streaming via the SPTMC Facebook page. The words for Evening Prayer can be found here on the Church of England website. Scroll down and click on the Evening Prayer box.
'FAITH AT HOME' BAGS
We have 10 new bags for anyone to borrow and use at home. Each bag explores a different Theme or story from the Bible and contains toys, games, books and, in some cases a DVD.
For more details on how to borrow them follow this link.
Funerals can now take place inside a church, if it is open, but numbers are restricted to a maximum of 30 people.
If are not able to attend the funeral of a loved one you may like to light a candle and read A Reflection . This may help you remember them and feel part of the funeral service. Follow the link.
The rest of our Safeguarding Policy statement can be found on our Statements pages.If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to someone:
· The name of our Mission Community Safeguarding Representative is Rev Glyn Lewry;· His contact details are Tel: 01884 829356 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org · The link to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team’s contact details - https://exeter.anglican.org/resources/safeguarding/safeguarding-team/
This also provides support for those suffering from domestic violence.
If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11.”