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WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE OF

ALL SAINTS WITH ST CEDD, SHRUB END,

COLCHESTER, ESSEX

 

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Faculty 

 

The OCTOBER magazine is now online to download

October 2020

To see the church booklets of buildings visited

 http://www.shrubendparish.co.uk/walking-trips/page4/

 

  Parish of All Saints with St Cedd’s, Shrub E

nd Arrangements during the Corona Virus emergency

If anyone in our community feels the need to be in contact with a priest, for example with a specific question, or for prayers, or a blessing, or just for a chat, you are welcome to get in touch with Revd. Ray Sams (telephone: 07951 421150; email: theolikon@googlemail.com) and Ray will do his best to help. 

  In these difficult times churches, like all organisations, need to follow the guidance we have received from the Government: that is, only leaving home for essential purposes, and maintaining social distancing when we do. So, all Church of England Parishes are now required to keep our churches closed, for all purposes, while the Corona Virus emergency continues. No services of any kind may take place in our churches. This means not only Sunday services and other parish worship, but also weddings, funerals (which may only take place at the graveside or at a crematorium), and baptisms. Nor may our churches be open for private prayer, either by individuals or members of the clergy, or for social or other activities.

 We are very sad that we have had to put these restrictions in place, which we know will be difficult and painful for many people. While they are in force, there are other possibilities for prayer and worship you might like to explore. The clergy of Chelmsford Cathedral are live-streaming services on their Facebook page. You do not need to have your own Facebook account to access this material. If you search for Chelmsford Cathedral Facebook in your internet browser, then click the “videos” tab on that page, you will find individual members of the clergy reading services.

 Morning Prayer is at 7.45 am, Evening prayer at 5.15 pm, and the Sunday morning service is at 10.30. You do not have to watch the services live at these times: they stay on the Facebook page so you can take part at later times if you wish. There are notices on the main Facebook page for other service and activities during Holy Week. Alternatively, on this website, you will find services of Morning and Night Prayer, and a service of Spiritual Communion, which you can use at home during the week. Additionally, for each Sunday we will put up a family service (including the Bible readings for that day, and a written sermon).

 And occasionally, other resources will be produced to help you engage with your faith while we are physically apart. All of this material is designed so that you can read it on your own or with others in your household. We are acutely aware that there are people in our church community who do not have, or are not comfortable with using, internet resources. If you know someone in this position, please talk to them on the phone and see what you can do to help. It might be they would like you to read the services, or parts of them, over the phone, or perhaps print them and send them by post. Or maybe just read a portion of the Bible, or pray with them, or of course just chat. We are all having to learn different ways of being together when we have to be physically apart.

 

 Under the instructions of Bishop Stephen of Chelmsford, we now have to keep both our churches locked to the public 

 

Link to our church Facebook page

 https://www.facebook.com (...)

 

 

We are committed to Safeguarding children and young people and vulnerable adults. 

The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website -

https://www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding

Details of our Parish Safeguarding Representative can be obtained by emailing the Webmaster on stattoatclfc16@aol.co.uk who will give you their details

The telephone number of the NSPCC is 0808 800 5000 

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To hire St Cedd's Hall please ring CHIP on

Colchester (01206) 870266 

or email them on stcedds@community-centre.org.uk 

 

 

 

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