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Public Worship in Church

Our churches are open for private prayer as follows:Walmer St Mary’s (Sun 9.00am-11.00am) and St Saviour's (Sun & Weds 10.00am-12noon) and Blessed Mary of Walmer (Thurs 9.00am-11.00am) and St Nicholas Ringwould (10.00am-4.00pm daily).If attending PLEASE STRICTLY OBSERVE THE HYGIENE AND DISTANCING GUIDELINES - THANK YOU

 

Sunday Services of Said Morning Prayer take place at 10.00am in St. Mary’s and 11.00am in St Saviour’s

• N.B. the guidelines about hygiene and distancing are still in place - please be especially careful about this at the entrance and exit to our churches and when waiting to enter or exit if there is a queue.• Please follow the ‘one way’ system and refrain from touching surfaces or items and keep any necessary contact to a minimum.• Likewise, conversation should be kept to a minimum inside church• The order of service is printed on a special sheet that you will find on the pew seat and must take away with you for your personal use only, and can bring again on later occasions.• Sadly there are no hymns or singing (although there will be some organ or recorded music).

• There is no communion for the time being.

 

NB.  From the 8th August it will be mandatory to wear face coverings in places of worship.  Please remember, they are mainly intended to protect other people, not the wearer, from coronavirus COVID-19 and that they are not a replacement for physical distancing and regular hand washing. 

 

Please also be mindful that there are some circumstances, for health, age or equality reasons, where people are not expected to wear face coverings. Please be respectful of such circumstances, noting that some people are less able to wear face coverings, and that the reasons for this may not be visible to others.

 

Please do not feel that you are under any obligation to attend - if you are still shielding, isolating, are in a vulnerable group, or indeed do not feel ready yet to go into public spaces, then please stay safe. Our weekly online audio worship services will continue to be available for everyone.

Steve O’Connor priesting ordination. Please continue to pray for Steve as he prepares for his priesting on Sunday 27th September, 3.30pm in St Mary’s church, Eastry. (There will be restrictions on attendance and so Steve will only be able to invite some family and close friends).

 

St Saviour’s Garden - Since last April 2019, I have taken on the happy task of responsibility for the maintenance of the garden at St Saviour’s. The garden was looking unkempt, help was required and my offer was accepted.

A limited budget covers the cost of a gardener to maintain the lawn surrounding the Church. This is considered a priority. A member of the congregation volunteered to keep the pathways free of weeds. Whenever there is money available, the gardener has started to trim the overgrown trees and shrubs surrounding the borders and tidy the flower beds. You will appreciate that this will take time. Nevertheless, progress has been made. Contributions of plants or money are most welcome, especially ground cover plants, evergreen or silver to accompany the spring bulbs. My contact and phone number are Jennifer Stevens, 01304 389739.

Lastly, all physical work is undertaken only by the garden team who are employed for this purpose in order to maintain continuity.  Best wishes, Jennifer

Church Finances

Thank you so much for your generous donations to church funds following the appeal last month. Over £5,000 extra income has already been donated (much of which has been gift aided as well) which is an amazing effort. We will keep you updated as further donations come in.

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