Holy Communion part one for Bible Sunday, from All Saints, Collingham. Is the world as we know it coming to an end? Talking about the weather and the state of the world. Good garments to put on whatever the weather. Bible Sunday. Opening prayers. Confession and absolution. The Collect, special prayer for Bible Sunday. A reading from Paul's letter to the Colossians, chapter 3, verses 12-17 (The Message). A Gospel reading from Matthew chapter 24, verses 30-35. The Apostle's Creed (statement of Christian Faith).
Holy Communion part two for Bible Sunday, from All Saints, Collingham. Prayers of Intercession. Offertory Prayer. Eucharistic Prayer G. Holy Communion. Post Communion Prayers. Blessing. Dismissal.
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Autumn in a Pandemic
Welcome to the East Trent Website. We hope you find this useful, please get in touch if you want more information.
As we enter the last two months of 2020, we do so in an uncertain climate due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. We have taken into our language talk of tiers and the rule of six and we constantly check on how many people we can meet with and whether that is indoors or outdoors. Uncertainty is never easy is it and we’ve lived with this for eight months now.
What we can be certain of is that God’s love is constant, God is always ready to be present with us and to help us if that’s what we want and God has given us gifts and talents so that we can help other people.
One of those gifts is adaptability; we are the most versatile of all God’s creatures and we’ve all made adjustments to pandemic life. Church is no exception to this and over the summer months, as we were able to open up for services, we made the necessary changes for this to happen.
Volunteers worked very hard to produce risk assessments and follow all the guidelines to make our churches Covid-safe, so we quickly got back to a regular pattern of worship.
That is continuing, so church services are going ahead with a few differences:
- We cannot all sing hymns together, though a small group of singers can sing from a distance.
- Everyone must wear a face covering, with the exception of whoever is leading or reading from the front.
- We must sanitise our hands on arrival and leave our contact details.
- We can only arrive and sit with our household or support bubble.
- We must leave as soon as the service is ended and not mingle with other households.
This does sound a bit daunting and not necessarily what we expect from church, but following these guidelines means we are able to stay open safely.
We have made arrangements for our Remembrance Sunday services and we will see how the situation develops before finalising our Christmas Services, so keep watching out for announcements, because there will be a few surprises!
In the meantime, please stay safe, stay well and God bless you.
Keep in touch:
Rector: Revd Mandy Cartwright, 01636 361657 firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrator: Mrs Christine Hasman, 01636 679105 email@example.com
Prayers about the outbreak:
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.
Lord Jesus Christ,
you taught us to love our neighbour,
and to care for those in need
as if we were caring for you.
In this time of anxiety, give us strength
to comfort the fearful, to tend the sick,
and to assure the isolated
of our love, and your love,
for your name’s sake.
Ensuring that children and young people as well as adults are kept safe whilst in our care is an integral part of our church life.
The Church of England is undertaking a second review of files held in all dioceses and parishes to ensure that churches and church related activities are as safe as possible for children and vulnerable adults.
Known as the Past Cases Review 2, it aims to identify both good practice and institutional failings in the way that allegations of abuse have been handled in the past. It will also provide recommendations on how practice and processes can be improved.
Individuals who wish to make representations to the PCR2 process, or who need to come forward with information, or make any disclosures regarding church related abuse, are encouraged to make direct contact with the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA) on 01636 817200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
However, recognising that for those with a lived experience of abuse from within the church may not feel comfortable, a dedicated telephone helpline - 0800 80 20 20 - operated independently from the church, by the NSPCC, has been set up. Anyone can use the helpline to provide information or to raise concerns regarding abuse within the Church of England; whether they are reporting issues relating to children, adults or seeking to whistle blow about poor safeguarding practice.
If you have any concerns about safeguarding please contact:
In the East Trent Group of Churches:
Rev Mandy Cartwright, Rector, 01636 361657
Val Watson, Safeguarding Coordinator, 01522 779070
Sally Lee, Safeguarding Coordinator, 01522 778691
In the Southwell & Nottingham Diocese:
Safeguarding Team, 01636 817200, email@example.com
Nottinghamshire County Council Children's & Adult Social Care:
Out of Hours for Children & Adults: 0300 456 4546