Vicar's Newsletter for 21 March

Dear all,
Passiontide commences this Sunday. There will be a service of BCP Holy Communion at St. Nicholas Ganton at 9.30am and Holy Communion at All Saints Hunmanby at 11.00am.  Adherence to the strictly applied Covid-safe rules will be required by all who attend including wearing of mask*, gelling hands on entry and exit, staying 2m apart and not mingling or chatting on entry or exit, but dispersing promptly.  (*unless medically exempt)
Please note that the online service this Sunday will be available in one file.
Please see new instructions below.  We now have an increased file capacity available, so we are hoping your listening experience will be improved this week. Thank you.
Please do get in touch with me if you have any questions or just to have a chat. 
Prerecorded Audio Service on Sunday 21st March:  Mothering Sunday*.  You can now find the service and songs with the sound file. * It was recorded in church last Sunday so you receive it a week late.
SUNDAY 21st March AUDIO SERVICE -  You will find the service in one file.

Click on this link

Then the song words and order of service are available to be clicked with the sound file.

Previous weeks' services now remain available.

A reminder that names of those attending collective worship must be recorded and kept for 21 days for the Test and Trace system. Face coverings are now required by law to be worn in places of worship. Congregational singing is still not permitted.


God our loving Father, you have called your Church into being in your love and strengthened us for your service. Guide and inspire us as we seek to re-shape our approach to mission and ministry in our diocese; that we may be a joyful Church of missionary disciples, one in heart and mind; for the sake of your kingdom, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

MORNING PRAYER ONLINE 9.00AM - the service goes out live but a recording of it remains on the website
WEDNESDAYS ONLY at 9.00am. Here is the link:
This week - Saturday Morning Open Prayer Meeting for the Benefice on Zoom 9.30am - 10.00am
If you are a newcomer to this prayer time, please let me know by Thursday 25th March if you would like to join in on Saturday 27th. 
A free phone line of hymns, reflections and prayers. Provided by the Church of England. Tel.  0800 804 8044
My day off this week is Friday 26th March.  
Please note that Holy Communion will only be received by the congregation in one kind (bread/wafer only). You are asked to follow the direction of a churchwarden/sidesperson and when you receive please return to your seat before removing your face covering to consume. Communion will be administered whilst standing. Kneeling at the communion rail is suspended.
Services suspended until further notice - by agreement of the Vicar and PCC.
Next service - Sunday 11th April 9.30am Holy Communion
Sunday 21st March 9.30am BCP Holy Communion
Sunday 4th April 10.00am BCP Holy Communion for Easter Day
HUNMANBY NEWS - you are requested to bring a pen to write your name and contact no. on a slip provided for Test and Trace purposes. 
Sunday 21st March 11.00am Holy Communion
Palm Sunday 28th March 11.00am Morning Worship
Maundy Thursday 7.00pm Holy Communion
Good Friday 2.00pm Last hour at the Cross
Easter Sunday 4th April   8.00am BCP Holy Communion
                                       11.00am Easter Family Communion
                                         3.00pm All-age worship in churchyard - weather permitting
Services suspended until further notice - by agreement of the Vicar and PCC.
The first service will be Easter Day 4th April  9.30am Holy Communion 
Palm Sunday 28th March 11.00am Holy Communion 
During this latest lockdown churchwarden Venetia Wrigley has kindly offered to open up St. Nicholas Church for private prayer by appointment at a time convenient to both parties. Venetia explains: "I will open the church 10 minutes before the appointed time, wipe down the door handle, ensure that a pew is wiped ready, leave the church, wait in my car until the prayer session is over and then return to church and wipe everything down again including the door handle and relock the building."
If you would like to avail yourself of this offer, please call Venetia on her mobile no.  07773 217372 
Please find on the pews in church on Sunday the Leprosy Mission appeal envelopes and information. The government has agreed to double the amount raised up to £2 million. The deadline for the doubling to happen is 24 April. Therefore if you plan to make a donation can you please kindly return envelopes to church swiftly and by the start of April at the lastest so that monies can be sent off in good time. Many thanks.
Foil-lined crisp packet collections continue. The bin is on the Stonegate side of the Spring Cafe.
If for any reason you prefer not to be included in this mailing please just send me an email and I will remove yours from the list. Many thanks. 
Every blessing,
Revd Tim Parker
Vicar of Hertford Benefice:
St John the Evangelist Folkton, St. Nicholas Ganton, All Saints Hunmanby, All Saints Muston and St. Peter Willerby

The Vicarage
6 Northgate
North Yorkshire
YO14 0NT
Tel. 01723 448351

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