What's on at The Wesley Centre

NOTICE FOR NORTH MARSTON CHURCH 2020 SERVICES

Sunday 29th November:

Zoom Service at 10.30am, with Granborough Rev. Petra Elsmore

First Advent Service

Readers: TBA

 

Sunday 13th December:

Zoom Service at 10.30am, with Granborough David Heffer/Rev. Petra Elsmore

Readers:: TBA

 

Church at Home:

 

The Diocese of Oxford’s Church at Home service takes place at 10am.

https://www.oxford.anglican.org/coronavirus-covid-19-2/livestream/

 

The Schorne Team Online Service at 11 am:

Can be followed as usual on a Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1034472179979000/, order of service is already available to download there.

 

You can also watch a service from Quainton Church, which is downloaded to their website by 6pm on Sunday evening, https://quaintonchurch.com/live-service/

 

IF YOU ARE SHELTERING OR ISOLATING, OR NEED HELP DURNG THE LOCKDOWN PERIODS PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT THE CHURCH WARDENS

 

INFORMATION REGARDING ATTENDING CHURCH SERVICES (DATES TBC)

When returning to our church for regular worship, for your own safety and for the safety of others, we (need to) ask you to follow these guidelines:

Booking

In order to maintain safe numbers and avoid the disappointment of being turned away, we ask you to book your place at each service in advance with Aly Perrett (01296 670302/alysonperrett3@gmail.com)

Symptoms

If you display any of these symptoms please do not enter our building and return home immediately-

 

  • persistent coughing
  • high temperature
  • loss of taste or smell

Face coverings

You are required to wear a face covering when attending services (unless you cannot do so for medical reasons)

Contact details

We will ask for your name and contact details to support the NHS’s Test and Trace System.

Moving around

We will ask you to sit in a particular seat and move in a particular direction around our building

Hand hygiene

Please use hand sanitiser when entering or exiting our building

Physical contact

Please avoid physical contact with people outside of your own household

Distancing

Please maintain appropriate physical distancing based on current guidelines

 

Churches Open for Private Prayer

We are delighted to open our churches. We can now welcome you for private prayer and services, with some restrictions in place to adhere to Government guidance.

Church will also be open 2 days a week with 72 hours between openings to minimise the risk of transmission of the Covid-19 virus.

 

St Mary’s Church, North Marston

Tuesdays 2.00pm-6.00pm

Saturdays 10.00am-2.00pm

Various safety measures are in place:

  • There is one entrance and one exit, clearly indicated;
  • It is important to use hand sanitiser after entry and before leaving the building and maintain 2 metres distance from anyone else in the building.
  • Seating is allowed in a restricted area, in the Lady Chapel,
  • Cards placed on the pews indicate appropriate places to sit;
  • The areas in use will be cleaned before and after each session with appropriate anti-bacterial spray;
  • Hand sanitiser will be provided for use on entry and exit.

 

We hope that despite these limitations you would enjoy your visit:

Keep well, stay safe and look out for your neighbours.

  • Keep well, stay safe and look out for your neighbours.

MORNING PRAYERS

Petra's morning prayers are taking place via Zoom  click here to request a Zoom invitation.

 

‘Doing Church Differently’

Since the start of lockdown in March, worship locally, at the Diocesan level, and nationally, has continued to be provided online, with clergy adapting quickly to the new circumstances. The livestreaming of services has become the norm, and increasingly accessible and professional. One advantage of this is that these services have attracted a number of people who were not regular attenders, but who are enjoying church in a different way, at home. We were delighted to be able to share jointly in a Zoom service at 10.30am on 14th June, which drew approximately 50 participants. It was particularly heart-warming to have prayers by video from children in both parishes, and piano and vocal accompaniment from Marcus and Lucy.

 

Online Services

You can access David Meakin’s weekly service, livestreamed at 11am, on the Schorne Team Facebook page, or later in the day via YouTube.

You can share a recorded service, produced by Steve and Sarah Flashman, designed to be watched on a Sunday evening, at www.quaintonchurch.com.

Bishop Steven’s 10.00am Sunday morning communion service can be livestreamed directly from the front page of the Diocese of Oxford’s website, with a downloadable Order of Service to accompany it (https://www.oxford.anglican.org/)

There are very useful resources on the Church of England website: https://www.churchofengland.org/

Materials for Reflection and Worship

Our ministers are providing materials for reflection and worship, which can be emailed out to anyone requesting them. If you would like to receive Janet’s ‘Candle of Hope’ reflections and readings, please email her. Similarly, if you would like our ‘Sunday Reflections’, please email Petra.

Prayers and Support

We are keen to offer all the support we can at this time, and even if we can’t visit, we are available for pastoral phone conversations. If you have particular concerns that you would like to share and talk through with someone, then please let Petra or Janet know.

In both parishes we have a long-established prayer ministry. To request prayers for family or friends, please contact one of our co-ordinators or either minister directly. Requests for prayers will be dealt with sensitivity and confidentiality.

Prayer co-ordinator for North Marston Church:

Anne Nicholson nicholsonanne759@gmail.com

Morning Prayers have been reinstated via Zoom, and are open to all. These take place on Thursday mornings from 10.00am – 11.00am. Please email Petra if you would like to join us, and she will send you a link to the meeting. You can be an active participant, or just watch and listen.

The Future

At this point in time, we still do not know what the future holds, or have any idea of the timescale which will be put in place for the return to shared worship. What is certain is that when we are allowed to come back together, it is going to be a very measured and lengthy process, perhaps with services with restricted congregations allowed first. Our priority will be to bring the members of our church back together, with the safety of all central to our thinking.

We may not be able to meet up and see each other in person, but we can keep in touch by phone and email. We realise that trying to stay at home can mean loneliness for many and, as time goes on, social isolation can have a detrimental effect on our wellbeing. Please do let us know, if we can help in any way.

Rev Petra Elsmore: 07365605412 petra.elsmore@gmail.com

Rev Janet Bayly: 670245 janet.bayly@gmail.com

Churchwardens North Marston:

Aly Perrett 670302 alysonperrett3@gmail.com

Tricia McSweeney: 670484 tricia.mcsweeney@btinternet.com

 

X-SRTREAM

X-STREAM (St Mary's Childrens Group)

All meetings are suspended until further notice.

 

COFFEE MORNING

 

The Coffee Morning has been suspended until further notice

 

 

MONTHLY LUNCH

The Monthly Lunches have been suspended until further notice.

 

WESLEY FLICS
 

WESLEY FLICS: all future screenings of Wesley Flics have been cancelled until further notice.

 

 
NORTH MARSTON HISTORY SOCEITY

For the NMHS Website click on the link below :

www.northmarstonhistory.org.uk

 

CONFIRMATION

Are you a young person or adult who would like to be confirmed? If so, please speak to Petra or Janet for more information and to register your interest.

 

CHOIR PRACTICE

Choir practice has been suspended until further notice.

 

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING

The Scottish Country Dancing has been cancelled until further notice.

 

March 2020 Dates for your Diary

COFFEE MORNING

Cancelled until further notice.

 

MONTHLY LUNCH

Cancelled until further notice.

 

MORNING PRAYERS

Cancelled until further notice.

 

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING

Cancelled until further notice.

 

 

CHOIR PRACTISE

Cancelled until further notice.