Holy Communion for the 1st Sunday of Lent part 1 from Holy Trinity, Besthorpe. A rocky road and a rocky desert in a rocky year. Jesus in the desert. Temptation. First Sunday of Lent, Holy Communion part one. Opening prayers, confession and absolution. A poem by Malcolm Guite "On the Pinnacle". A reading from Mark's Gospel chapter 1. Thoughts on a rocky year. The creed. The prayers of intercession.
Holy Communion for the 1st Sunday of Lent part 2 from Holy Trinity, Besthorpe. Food in the desert. Sharing the peace of Christ. Offertory prayer. Eucharistic prayer E Holy Communion. Post Communion prayers. Blessing. Dismissal.
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Dear friends, we are now in a lockdown situation as the Coronavirus has entered a new phase and we need to act to keep ourselves, our families, friends and neighbours safe and protect our NHS and all key workers.
Because of this, we will not be holding regular church services until further notice, although some churches will be open for private prayer and the opening times will be announced. It has not been an easy decision, because we all want our churches open as normal, but these are not normal times and we want everyone to keep well.
However, church is still alive and well and means a lot more than meeting in a building.
In addition, we are able to take funerals either in church or at a crematorium, though there are restrictions on numbers.
You can join in a recorded service each week, via our website homepage or Facebook (East Trent Churches) and if you’d like me to send this service direct to your inbox, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’d like to join in Evening Prayer via zoom on Sundays and Wednesdays at 5pm, please email me at email@example.com
If you’d like to get in touch, please phone me on 01636 361657 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do stay safe and well,
God bless you,
Keep in touch:
Rector: Revd Mandy Cartwright, 01636 361657 email@example.com
Administrator: Mrs Christine Hasman, 01636 679105 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nottinghamshire County Council Children's & Adult Social Care:
Out of Hours for Children & Adults: 0300 456 4546