November 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.

LICENSING SERVICE FOR THE REV'D JACK SHEPHERD: SUN 1 NOV

The service is now available to watch again in glorious HD, filmed by Stuart Cleverdon (many thanks, Stu!). You can view it on our Services page or directly on YouTube hereYou can also follow the service using the service sheet, which can be viewed and downloaded here.

MONEY COUNTING

We are making arrangements so that all collections and money paid to the churches and parish can be counted and banked centrally. We need people from all three churches to volunteer to do this (one day on the week), at the moment planned for Tuesday morning. Please speak to a churchwarden if you would willing to help out.

FOOD BANK

Please leave donations in any of our churches and they will be sent to a local food bank where food and other items (e.g. toiletries) are desperately needed. Please be as generous as you can in these challenging times.

BIBLE STUDY

Every Thursday, 7.30pm via Zoom. All welcome. Please email Rev'd Paul Lock for the meeting number and password. Each session is stand alone, so please come if you missed the last one. At the moment, we are looking at readings for the following Sunday.

WEEKDAY EUCHARIST

Please try to come along to any of our midweek celebrations of the Eucharist. These are central to our corporate life of prayer as Christians in this area. Social distancing is maintained and all guidelines followed. See the Newsletter/ Service sheet for details, which can be found on the Newsletter page​.

PARISH MAGAZINE

We have set up a separate page for our Parish Magazine. Go to the page here or via the menu button. November's edition is now available.

NEWSLETTER

You can catch up with all the latest news by visiting the Newsletter page. You can see the current Notices and the service sheet for the last Sunday service, the recording of which can be viewed on the Services page.

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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