This Week

 

 

                                                                                

                                                                                          

 

 

Notices

Link for 9.30am Said Eucharist from St Marry's via Zoom...

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89314226680?pwd=bFZKRUc2ak8wWVhRVmtpTWluTmR4QT09

Meeting ID: 893 1422 6680

Passcode: 073567

Link for 11.00am Sunday Download service via Zoom…

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Meeting ID: 769 185 6895

Passcode: download

Sunday News-sheet 11th April - Click here

Please click on the house logo to view the lastest news and information

Mon 5th

 

Monday of Easter Week

Tues 6th

 

Tuesday of Easter Week

Wed 7th

 

Wednesday of Easter Week

 

10.30am

Said Eucharist in St Saviour’s

Thurs 8th

 

Thursday of Easter Week

Fri 9th

 

Friday of Easter Week

Sat 10th

 

Saturday of Easter Week

Sun 11th

Easter 2

8.00am Said Eucharist in St M’s, Said Eucharist 9.30am in St M’s (Also via Zoom) & 11.00am St S’s. 11am Download service via Zoom.  (Zoom links available on church website)

 

Readings next week

8.00: 1 John 5.4-12/John 20.19-23

9.30/11.00: Acts 4. 32-35/John 20.19-end

Mon 12th

 

 

Tues 13th

 

 

Wed 14th

 

 

 

10.30am

Said Eucharist in St Saviour’s

Thurs 15th

 

 

Fri 16th

 

Isabella Gilmore, Deaconess, 1923

Sat 17th

 

 

Sun 18th

Easter 3

8.00am Private prayer in St M’s, Said Eucharist 9.30am in St M’s (also via Zoom) & 11.00am St S’s. 11am Download service via Zoom.  (Zoom links available on church website)

 

Readings next week

8.00: 1 Pet. 2.19-end/John 10.11-16

9.30/11.00: Acts 3.12-19/Luke 24.36b-48

 

Opening Our Churches 

This week our churches will be open as follows:

St Mary’s Walmer:  Sunday 8.00am Private Prayer only; 9.30am Said Eucharist (N.B. this service is also being webcast - see link above).

St Saviour’s, WalmerSunday 11.00am Said Eucharist; Wednesday 10.30am Said Eucharist

Blessed Mary of Walmer will remain closed for the time being. 

Please observe the ‘HANDS, FACE, SPACE’ restrictions signposted in the churches at all times

Audio services and Sunday service sheets will continue to be available - please click here.

 

Our 11.00am Download service is continuing via Zoom.  Please use the link at the top of the page to access the service.

We also have weekday study groups via Zoom.  Please contact the parish office should you wish to join us.

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh 

You will have already heard of the announcement of the sad death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh by Buckingham Palace.

We join with the nation in offering condolences to the Queen and join in the many tributes to him especially remembering his local connection to Trinity Homes, Walmer when he was Master of Trinity House.

Because of Covid protocols we have been advised not to put out books of condolence in our churches but to invite you to sign the national online book of condolence at this link  https://www.churchofengland.org/remembering-his-royal-highness-prince-philip

The Archbishop of Canterbury has paid this tribute

 https://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/news/news-and-statements/statement-archbishop-canterbury-death-hrh-duke-edinburgh

And Bishop Rose has also made a statement

https://www.canterburydiocese.org/our-life/news-events/news/paying-tribute-to-the-duke-of-edinburgh.php

A bell at St Mary’s, Walmer will be rung 99 times at midday today (Saturday 10th) and there will be prayers in our Sunday services.

I will also be in touch about any special arrangements at the time of Prince Philip’s funeral.

Please do keep the Queen and the Royal Family in your prayers at this time.

God of our lives,
we give thanks for the life of Prince Philip,
for his love of our country,
and for his devotion to duty.
We entrust him now to your love and mercy,
through our Redeemer Jesus Christ.
Amen.

Bereavement Support Group 

We would like to better support anyone who has experienced loss, grief or bereavement of any sort in the parish and are thinking of setting up a befriender’s ‘WhatsApp’ list for urgent or emergency requests for prayer or support, and a regular monthly or 6 weekly Zoom meeting with discussion on a specific topic, a guest speaker, or simply to talk and support one another. If you would like to be involved either as a helper and befriender, or simply to join the group because you would value some support from others, please email Steve O’Connor on walmercurate@gmail.com send a text to 07921 313 869 with your name, mobile phone number and email address (if you have one) for the WhatsApp and Zoom group, or leave a message on the answerphone at Elizabeth House 01304 366605. It will not provide bereavement counselling per se, but acknowledges that there may be a lot of people who would value chance to chat and share with others their experience of loss, grief, or bereavement at this time and know that others are supporting and praying for them.

Rev’d Steve.

 

Annual Parochial Church Meeting  

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held on Monday 26th April at 7.00pm - this will be via Zoom (link will be available at the top of this page).

This is an important meeting in the life of our churches where we elect our Churchwardens for the coming year, receive the annual reports and accounts, and elect Parochial Church Council members, along with some other business items.

Papers for the meeting will be circulated in the next few weeks.

Our Electoral Roll is also reviewed at this time of year. Only those who are on the Electoral Roll can attend and vote at the APCM. If you are unsure of whether you are in the roll, wish to check your details are correct, or apply to be on the roll, please contact Elaine via the parish office or email.

Give the world a shot

The Church of England is supporting the ‘VaccinAid’ campaign which aims to help fund the biggest vaccination drive in history. Led by UNICEF UK, with the online fundraising platform Crowdfunder, the campaign offers people a practical way to give thanks for their Covid-19 vaccination, by making a voluntary donation to help pay for jabs for others around the world. Find out more and donate here

   

Madagascar Link

Bishop Samitiana has sent us Easter greetings….

Dear Friends
We, the entire family of the Anglican Diocese of Toliara would like to wish you you all a victorious Easter.
May the joy and Hope of the Risen Lord Jesus be with you abundantly.
Happy Easter
Ry havana,
Ny fianakaviamben'ny Eklesia Episkopaly Malagasy Diosesy Toliara dia mirary Paska fandresena ho anareo.
Ny fifaliana sy ny fanantenana avy amin'iJesoa Kristy tafatsangana anie hitoetra ao aminareo amin'ny fahafenoana rehetra
Arahaba nahatratra ny Paska
Eveka Samitiana sy Holy

 

This link takes you to a news update from the Friends of Toliara.

https://mailchi.mp/d3e43007ad7a/easter-greetings-from-toliara?e=c3faa13d14

Church Finances

Thank you so much for your generous donations to church funds.  Donations can be made by cheque, payable to ‘Walmer PCC’ or direct to our bank account

Bank details: 

Account name: Walmer PCC 

Sort code: 52-30-23

Account No:  61236985

Please mark your transaction ‘Donation’

Thank you ever so much. Seth.

Pastoral Care - If you know of someone who is ill or housebound, please speak to the ministers, wardens or parish office and we can arrange to make contact with them.  Also, please feel free to pass on a copy of this news-sheet to neighbours or friends who might be interested in it.

KENT TOGETHER – Helpline launched by Kent County Council

A 24 hour helpline has been set up to support vulnerable people in Kent who need urgent help, supplies or medication.The helpline – called Kent Together – provides a single, convenient point of contact for anyone in the county who is in urgent need of help during the Coronavirus outbreak. It is a collaboration between KCC, central Government, District, Borough and local councils, the voluntary and community sector, the NHS, emergency services and other partners to ensure help is at hand for vulnerable people.It is also the place to report your concerns about the welfare of someone else.You can telephone: 03000 419292 for help or go online using the link below.

Kent Together - click here

Rural Roundup - Please click here to read the latest edition

 

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