St Mary's News and Information

News and Information for 12 April 2020 Easter Sunday

Whilst Public Worship is suspended this Blog will take the place of the Weekly Sheet

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Streamed Worship This Easter Sunday 12 April
from 10:30am on our Facebook Page
Facebook.com/stmaryandstluke


After church tea & coffee will be on Zoom from around 11:45am – come and join us virtually, it would be lovely to see each other again, here are the details:
After Church Tea and Coffee at 11:45 AM on Sunday
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/602334369
Meeting ID: 602 334 369

From any browser – you may have to install a small bit of software from Zoom or use the App from your App Store


This week we remember the family and friends of Don Savage & Geoffrey Vaughan as their funerals take place

Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families at this very sad time for them.
Don’s funeral is on Tuesday 14 April at 11:00am &
Geoffrey’s funeral is on Wednesday 15 April at 2:30pm,
both will take place in the Churchyard.
Due to the current very strict restrictions that surround funerals it can only be the immediate family who can attend, please respect this.
It is hoped that we can hold a memorial service for each of them once the crisis passes.


We remember in our prayers those that Rev Mike & Rev Paul have taken funerals for over the past week and are due to take….

Up to date for April…
Nigel Finch
Margaret Edwards
Patricia Drury

Still to take place during April
Don Savage
Geoffrey Vaughan
Phyllis Prince
Eric Yates
Susan Hales
Paula Perry


To keep in touch with the church, it’s news and updates and be kept informed of resources which you can use at home for prayer and worship, then please join our Prayer & Communication email list via this link: http://eepurl.com/gbKZ5b


Church Staff

We have had to take the decision to furlough the paid church staff, that is Polly, Teresa & Derek, for the foreseeable future which means under the new government scheme as a church we can claim 80% of their wages back, we will continue to pay them 100% whilst we can. Many thanks to them and for all the help they have given to the church. This of course means the office is closed until further notice but the answerphone and emails are being checked daily


Covid-19 and it’s effects of church life: As well as worship being suspended, we have had to cancel all events and close the Church Hall. We pray for all those who are in isolation and will be hugely effected by this.
You can view the latest information from the Church of England and the effect on it’s services here

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