This Week

 

 

                                                                                

                                                                                          

 

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Notices

 

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IImportant notice about the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (Click here)

Communion has now been reintroduced to our worship

Please note that all existing Covid-19 provisions are still in place

•                Please wear a mask (unless you have a genuine reason not to)

•                Sanitise hands on entrance and exit

•                Stay 2m distanced using the designated seats only

•                Refrain from touching surfaces as far as possible

•                If you have any symptoms of C-19 please stay away

•                Please keep time spent inside the church, especially in conversation, to minimum

•                The capacity at St Mary’s is 40 and St Saviour's is 25

 

To make things as C-19 secure as we can the following also applies

•                Communion is in one kind only (bread)

•                Only the priest celebrating and distributing the elements handle any of the vessels before, during, and after the service

•                The priest sanitises hands when handing vessels etc. and also washes hands immediately before distribution

•                The priest also wears a face visor when distributing communion

•                Please remain in your seats throughout the service and when receiving communion. This minimizes the risks of any

              reduced ability to distance when moving about the church and of touching surfaces etc.

 

Please note:  Communion services on Wednesdays at St Saviour’s (10.30am) and on Thursday’s at the Blessed Mary of Walmer 10.00am) have now resumed once again.

 

Summer Fayre 2020 - Cancelled

With much regret the PCC have decided that they cannot realistically meet the conditions which the Dover Environmental Protection Team expect to be put in place for the Fayre this year.  We have optimistically reserved next year’s date of Saturday 26th June 2021 instead.

 

Brenda Ruddock-West

Dear Friends, Brenda sends her love and prayers and is thinking of you all.  Some of you may know that she is very seriously ill and has not got long left to live.  She is grateful for your prayers and cards but she is not well enough to have any visitors. 

She is comfortable and well-looked after by her family and she sends you her love and holds you all in her prayers.

 

Macmillan Coffee Morning

It will not be possible this year to hold our usual Macmillan Coffee Morning at St Saviour’s due to the Covid-19 restrictions.  As with all charities, including ourselves, Macmillan’s fundraising has suffered but they still need funds to carry on the vital work that they do with cancer patients as I know first-hand.  In view of this I am going to put some Macmillan collection boxes at the back of St. Mary’s and St. Saviour’s for the next couple of weeks and if anyone wishes to they can put a donation in one of the boxes and I will send it on to Macmillan. Cash donations will be great but if you do wish to give a cheque please make them payable to Macmillan Cancer Support. Many thanks for your support. Stay safe, Sylvia.

 

Steve’s Priesting Gift

Thank you ever so much to everyone who has contributed to Steve’s priesting gift.

As well as a contribution from the PCC toward Steve’s personally organised retreat ahead of his priesting your gift will be put toward the cost of an Icon that Steve wants to buy. Many of you will know that Steve is very interested in Icons and paints them himself so this would be a most appropriate gift. His priesting is this afternoon in St Mary’s Eastry - because of Covid-19 we are unable to give a wide invite to everyone but please do hold Steve (and others being deaconed and priested this Michaelmas) in your prayers.

 

School Bibles

Each year Walmer Parish Churches partner with Walmer Baptist and Chapel to provide a bible for each child in year 3 at the Downs school. The children keep the bibles in school for RE and Collective Worship. The cost to Walmer Parish Churches will be about £300 this year so, if you would like to make a donation toward the cost for the bibles, please send your donation in a clearly marked envelope to Elizabeth House or in the donations ‘box’ at the back of churches. All contributions will be much appreciated.

 

Appeal letter

You may receive a letter from the PCC about our church’s financial situation at this time. Please do take time to read the letter, pray about it, and consider your response. Like all organisations and, of course, many individuals and families, this year has presented significant financial challenges for us. May I pay tribute to Vic Kelly, our treasurer, the parish officers who support him, and to the PCC team who are sending the letter mentioned above - they have served us well during this time. And also to each one of you for continuing to support the church even in these difficult times - thank you so much. Blessings, Seth

 

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.

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