Rev Chris update

I write this week having returned from holiday and, not unexpectedly, things have changed further in terms of the rules and guidelines we need to follow. As you can imagine this makes planning incredibly challenging – in terms of services our focus must be Christmas and how we present the joy of that message to as many as we can.
In the meantime, we will continue with our mix of ‘online’ and ‘in church’ services. It is so encouraging that we have such a mix so please do make the most of them – the schedule for the next two Sunday’s is attached as is the service sheet for the online service this coming Sunday.
A particular challenge is our schools work and I am giving Fiona Higgs greater autonomy to develop ideas – she is currently our Children’s & Families Minister but will also now become our Schools Minister.
I am very much aware of the need to develop the social and spiritual life of the church in these difficult times. With that in mind I am considering how we can set up groups in accordance with government ‘rule of six’ guidelines – I shall say more on this next week.
The annual meetings for both our churches are coming up shortly and, as per the attached notice, these are being held over Zoom. The codes are provided but if you are unable to access Zoom, and wish to attend, please let me know and I will ensure that a means is found by which you can be present.
Every blessing,

Services and Events – Diary for 4th October to 11th October

DAY DATE SERVICES ONLINE (Facebook/website/Zoom) SERVICES AT CHURCH (booking required)
SUNDAY 4 10am     Morning Service – Nigel & Team

5pm       Oasis in the Afternoon @ St Nicholas – Fiona & Rev Chris (Zoom code below)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81583313401?

pwd=UW0vNWhwbXRTNU1ZWFpRcGFVNmdYQT09

8am       Communion @ St Nicholas – Rev Chris

10am     Communion @ St Andrew’s – Rev Chris

6pm       JAHFA youth group – Fiona

SUNDAY 11 10am     Morning Service – Rev Chris 10am     Oasis Communion @ St Nicholas – Rev Chris

SAVE THE DATE
*FILM AFTERNOON 10th OCTOBER – POSTPONED IN VIEW OF NEW GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES*

ST NICHOLAS ANNUAL MEETING (APCM) – Monday 12th October, 7.30pm – ZOOM Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81545506657?pwd=aXpPZ3A2WElQUmVTckZNT0lOMEhmZz09Meeting ID: 815 4550 6657 Passcode: 245438
Agendas and reports were circulated in March but if you need further contact the church office.

ST ANDREW’S APCM – Monday 19th October, 7.30pm – ZOOM Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88561867798?pwd=NVc3aC9VSHJncGRnSVA5WXNWVHVZUT09 Meeting ID: 885 6186 7798Passcode: 857677
Agendas and reports will be circulated shortly.

MOTHER’S UNION COMMUNION – Wednesday 4th November, 10am @ St Nicholas. All welcome.

ST NICHOLAS CHRISTMAS MARKET – Saturday 5th December 10.30-2.30

ST NICHOLAS CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL – Friday 18th December to Sunday 20th December

BOOKING PROCEDURE FOR SERVICES/MEETINGS/EVENTS HELD IN CHURCH (both St Nicholas & St Andrew’s)
Telephone: 01622 299715 and leave a message – Email: stnicholas1@outlook.com – Please provide your telephone number, the number of people attending in your family group/bubble
and stipulate which se rvice/meeting/event you are wishing to attend. These details will be kept for Test & Trace purposes and will be destroyed after 21 days.