September 2020

Welcome to our What's On page. Here you will see a list of activities that are going on within and across our three churches. If an item relates to a particular church, it will be indicated at the start as follows:

CTS: Christ The Servant, Digmoor

SMD: St Michael's Dalton

STM: St Thomas The Martyr, Up Holland

ONLINE SERVICES DURING CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS

We are producing services online to help us all worship and pray from home. Visit the Services page to view what's available. The pre-recorded services finished at the end of August, but we are now 'live streaming' Sunday services in rotation from our three churches. They will be uploaded to YouTube later that day, so those whom do not have access to Facebook can access it.Please note that the recorded services which contain music may be restricted from viewing in some countries and regions - this is a YouTube restriction over which we have no control.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: SUNDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 11.30am

Please note that a joint shared service will take place at St Thomas the Martyr, Up Holland at 10.30am, followed by the AGM. It is being held at St Thomas's as there is plenty of space for everyone to socially distance. The meeting will take place straight after the service. This is the first meeting since our new parish was formed, so we need everyone to consider how they can help us going forward, and consider whether you can help by volunteering for the various posts available, such as churchwardens, Deanery Synod and PCC members. If you feel unable to attend under current regulations, you can still join the meeting via Zoom - please email Paul Lock and he will send you the appropriate link on Saturday. You will still be able to vote via Zoom. See below - New Parish, New Opportunities - for a list of available roles.

NEW PARISH, NEW OPPORTUNITIES

Our new single parish means that all posts are up for reappointment when the Annual Meeting takes place (date to be announced in due course). This includes:

  • 4 Churchwardens

  • 2 Deputy Wardens

  • 1 PCC Secretary

  • 1 PCC Treasurer

  • 5 Deanery Synod reps

  • 15 PCC reps

Please consider standing and helping with the leadership and development of our single parish and three churches. Nominations forms will be made available when our churches reopen.​

PARISH MAGAZINE

We have set up a separate page for our Parish Magazine. Go to the page here or via the menu button.

REORDERING OF THE PEWS STM

Many of you will be aware that we have completed there-ordering of the nave at St Thomas the Martyr Church. This has been a long process. We know that these are difficult times for many, and we have huge thanks to give to churchwarden Dennis Roughley for co-ordinating it all, as well as doing a great deal of the skilled work. Huge thanks also go to Mike and Brenda Entwistle for their various work, skills and time. We hope to bring a Community Café, Post Office and community cinema to you when the restrictions ease and funding allows. We still have plenty of work to do, so anything you feel you can donate would be most welcome.

If you feel able to donate towards the cost of the work, however large or small, please complete this form. Thanks for your support, and we look forward to sharing more about our current work and plans very soon.

CHURCH BUILDINGS

Our three churches, like others across the country, are operating under restrictions. Please keep an eye on this page for updates, and for Paul's regular newsletter. We are currently running Sunday services at STM and CTS at 10.30am, and SMD at 11am every Sunday.

OUR JOURNEY TO BECOME A SINGLE PARISH

The new single Parish of Up Holland and Dalton came into being on 1st April 2020. Welcome one and all! We will celebrate properly as one when the current restrictions are over.

If you have any items to be included in the next Parish newsletter or this page, please complete the online form and make sure it is with us by Thursday 10pm  ..

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