Vicar's Newsletter for 2nd August

Dear all,
As you may have heard, from Saturday 8th August face coverings will be mandatory when attending worship in church.   
In the meantime the C.of E. strongly advises worshippers to wear a face covering. As this is (until Saturday 8th) an advisory, it remains a matter of personal choice this week. 
For obvious reasons there will not be a joint Benefice service held in any of our churches on 30th August.
Churches opening:
Some form of online worship will continue to be made available on Sundays via the All Saints Hunmanby website. It will be there tomorrow (Sunday 2nd) as usual. NB From next Sunday 9th August the service available online will be an audio recording from the live worship in All Saints Hunmanby the previous Sunday. However, you will not get the same service twice.
There are no plans in place at this stage to open St. John the Evangelist church for public worship.
Sunday 2nd August at 6.00pm 'Evensong'
Sunday 9th August at 10.00am Service
Sunday 16th August 9.30am BCP Holy Communion
Sunday 23rd August 10.00am Service
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 2nd August 11.00am Morning Worship
Sunday 9th August 11.00am Holy Communion
Sunday 16th August 11.00am Morning Worship
Sunday 23rd August 11.00am Morning Worship
(Joint services with Cross Hill Methodist Church have been temporarily suspended)
Sunday 2nd August at 9.30am Holy Communion
Sunday 9th August at 10.00am Morning Prayer
Sunday 16th August at 10.00am Morning Prayer
Sunday 23rd August at 9.30am Holy Communion
There are no plans in place at this stage to open St. Peter's church for public worship.
When your parish church opens for worship, we would ask that you kindly follow all the guidance and directions given. This may include not being able to sit in your favourite place due to social distancing of 2m. Please be aware that our services will have a very different feel as the congregation will not be allowed to sing. 
Some of the benefice churches have understandably experienced a significant reduction in income during the last 4 months. If you have saved up your weekly offerings we would be grateful if you could kindly place these in the receptacle inside the door as you arrive at church. Thank you. There will be no offering taken during the service. 
Many thanks to all who kindly brought their saved-up weekly offerings last Sunday!
Thank you very much to the 25 or so people who have kindly either returned or responded to the questionnaire. A team has started discussing the findings and will give consideration to the various suggestions.
Prerecorded Video Service for Sunday 2nd August:  8th Sunday after Trinity
Please find attached at the bottom of this email the order of service for Sunday in a Word format. It should print on two sides of A4. This will enable you to participate in our prerecorded video service.
Here is the All Saints Hunmanby website link in blue for Sunday morning - The service will be available anytime on Sunday.
Why not link up at around 10.00am? Simply a suggestion.  
Left click on the blue link above to take you to another blue link with the new, more user-friendly service video with hymn list as per previous Sundays
Please note that as some of our churches are open for Sunday worship, our live-streamed service of Morning Prayer will be available on WEDNESDAYS ONLY at 9.00am.


Spring Café open from Monday 3rd August as a take-away service only. When things return to some kind of new normal, the plan is to open the café again for sit-in drinks and meals. We have no idea when this might be possible.

The cafe door accessed from the churchyard will be the only one open. Poster attached below!

NEW WINE SUMMER CONFERENCE ONLINE THIS WEEKEND - excellent and inspiring Christian teaching - and it's FREE!
'United Breaks Out' continues until Monday 3rd August. It is a best attempt to create the atmosphere, teaching, worship, children's and youth venues and fellowship of New Wine's United conference but at home. The programme and much more info is available on
Access to all events will be through this web page but depending on the celebration, seminar, sofa session or group chosen you will be re-directed to YouTube, Facebook page, Zoom session. 
My day off this week will be Friday.
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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