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KEEPING YOU INFORMED   Saturday 26th August 2020        

We are open for public worship tomorrow - at St Mary & St Helen’s @ 8.00 and 10.45 and at St Thomas’s @ 9.30. Kidz Club is at St Michael’s at 9.30.

It is now mandatory to wear a face-covering during services (unless you have an exemption or leading the services).

Please follow the directions of those leading the service, the churchwardens, etc. to enter the church, to be seated, to receive communion and to leave, etc.

There will be no need to book a place in advance, but please arrive in good time to help prepare for worship in these different circumstances.

We plan to stream the 8.00 service from St Mary & St Helen’s Church live. 

There will be a midweek Holy Communion service in St Mary & St Helen’s Church on Wednesdays at 1.30.

Our church buildings are closed unless services are being held in them.

Prayer & Action

I attach an updated P&A for this Sunday. We are NOT able to collect foodstuffs for Charles Thompson Mission and the ARK this year. It's not that they don't need things but they haven't space to store and sort in a COVID-safe way.

It includes details of services for October, including the Mayor’s virtual civic service on 4th October @ 2.15 for 2.30.

If you have any questions or observations, please contact a member of the Ministry Team or Richard Lewis at nestonparishoffice@gmail.com

Thank you for bearing with us at this time and your understanding is much appreciated.

The services currently planned for the next few weeks will be:

SEPTEMBER      
Sun 27th 8.00 St Mary & St Helen Holy Communion
Sun 27th 9.30 St Thomas' Holy Communion
Sun 27th 10.45 St Mary & St Helen Mother's Union Holy Communion
Wed 30th 13.30 St Mary & St Helen Holy Communion / 2.00 Private Prayer
OCTOBER      
Wed 7th 1.30 St Mary & St Helen Holy Communion
Sun 11th 8.00 St Mary & St Helen Harvest Eucharist
  9.30 St Thomas' Harvest Festival Praise
  9.30  St Michael's Kids Club
  10.45 St Mary & St Helen Eucharist
Wed 14th 1.30 St Mary & St Helen Holy Communion
Sun 18th 9.30 St Michael's Sunday Praise
  10.45 St Mary & St Helen Sunday Praise
  12.15 St Mary & St Helen Annual Parochial Church Meeting 
Wed 21st 1.30 St Mary & St Helen Healing Eucharist
Sat 24th 5.00 Chester Cathedral  Ordinations - Richard & Frances Skinner
Sun 25th 8.00 St Mary & St Helen Eucharist
  9.30 St Thomas' Eucharist
  9.30 St Michael's Kids Club
  10.45 St Mary & St Helen Eucharist
Wed 28th 1.30 St Mary & St Helen

Holy Communion

Other ways to Worship

Parish of Neston  

The streaming service this week is on Sunday at 8.00 hrs.

Message from the Vicar, Alan

I find the quickest way to find the live-streamed service is by searching ‘ YouTube Neston Parish ' then the date i.e.' 27th' (for this Sunday) in my browser. In the list of videos that come up, the current one should show. Sometimes the new stream doesn’t immediately show up in the YouTube Parish of Neston channel. However, if you prefer to just click a link all the videos are available from this link

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqJnfi7zblT5zttz7OQQWJw/videos

The current service will appear here, but this does seem to take a little time.

Radio / TV

Please note, there are no Sunday worship services on BBC1 at the moment. Songs of Praise is broadcast on BBC1 at 13.15 from Saltaire in the West Riding.

Sunday morning service tomorrow on BBC Radio4 at 8.10, is on A New Heaven and a New Earth led by Rev Canon Rachel Mann of St Nick’s, Burnage, Manchester.

The daily service is still broadcast on BBC Radio4 Long Wave at 9. 45hrs each weekday

Choral Evensong is broadcast on BBC Radio3 at 15.30 hrs on Wednesdays (repeated on the following Sunday Afternoon at 15.00hrs). This Wednesday it is a live broadcast from Guildford Cathedral.

Online worship etc.

Worship from Chester Cathedral, including Eucharist @ 10.00 hrs on 27th September, plus evensong (on YouTube from 18.30 hrs) during the week:

https://www.youtube.com/c/chestercathedralchoirandorgan

Sunday worship from the Church of England – a service Celebrating harvest and the season of creation led by Bishop Helen-Ann Hartley – 27th September from 9.00 hrs: 

https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/church-online

Prayer

·         Our parish prayer group will meet next week on 2nd October. It meets on zoom for Evening Prayer on Fridays at 5pm. We welcome new ‘Zoomers’. Just click on this link and wait for the host to let you in: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88488184705?pwd=ZE5EbFp0SFNSc0FJc2tubldCRXQzZz09 

Meeting ID: 884 8818 4705   Password: neston 

·         Daily Hope is the service launched by the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop intends that it will continue for the foreseeable future. In particular, please draw it to the attention of people who don’t have online facilities. This is a FREE national phone line as a simple new way to bring worship and prayer into people’s homes while church buildings are closed because of coronavirus, particularly if people don’t have internet access. The telephone number is 0800 804 8044. 

Stay safe

Richard Lewis

PCC Secretary

Working from home during the Covid19 pandemic

0151 336 6057

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Please visit "Update from the Parish Office" page for links to services

WEDNESDAYS. 1.30pm Holy Communion. 2.00-4.00pm Private Prayer In Parish Church

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