Sunday, November 01, 2020

New lockdown

As you will be aware, a new national lockdown was announced last night, from Nov 5 to Dec 2 . No public worship will be allowed in churches during this time, so our Sunday services in church will be cancelled, including the Remembrance Services planned to take place in the churchyard and at Godden Green next week, Private prayer in church will be allowed,  unlike the last lockdown, so Seal Church will
be open as normal during the day. Funerals, and filming in the church are also still allowed this time round.

As in the spring lockdown, there will be plenty of opportunities online and by phone to stay connected and join in with worship. Podcasts, and this weekly email, will continue, as will our various gatherings for worship and chit-chat on Zoom - you can dial in by phone to these if you don't "do" the internet.

Details of what’s available from Seal can be found here on our blog and our weekly email – sign up on the form on the right, or send me an email and I will add you to it. I can post this newsletter to anyone who can’t access it otherwise, and I put a copy of it on the noticeboard in church.

Those who can't access the internet can listen to a weekly podcast (and a special podcast for All Souls from Monday of this week) by dialing 01732 928061, so do pass this number on to anyone you think might appreciate it.You might also like to check out the Church of England’s “Daily Hope” line on 0800 804 8044.  Daily Hope offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line. There are also services and resources from the Church of England nationally. Check out the C of E website here https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/church-online

Throughout this time, there has been work going on behind the scenes at Seal Church to support people who are vulnerable or struggling, and this will continue too. If you need a chat, or practical help, please get in contact and we will do what we can to respond. 

We can do this (again!), with the help of God, and one another!

Best wishes

Anne Le Bas


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