Church of England Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham Normanton-on-Soar

St James Church temporarily closed

25 May 2020, 11:30 a.m.

Sadly, we are still unable to open the Church, due to government restrictions, but we will let you know as soon as we can use it again. In the meantime, some people are using our Churchyard for their daily walk and quiet reflection & prayer – however, we do ask that you keep at least 2 metres apart from others who may be doing the same thing or walking through the Churchyard to enjoy the peace there. And do look at the noticeboard on the roadside, which is regularly changed.

Whilst the Church is closed, we are sending out a weekly e-newsletter. If you’d like to receive this, please e-mail [email protected] and he will be happy to add your e-mail address to the list.

Revd Tim Parker’s on-line services at 10 am and 6 pm every Sunday from East Leake continue to be popular, and you can hear these by clicking on . If you cannot watch these online (either at the time of the broadcasts or later in the week), we may be able to get a copy on DVD or (for sound only) on a CD. If you’d like this, please let us know, and we’ll try and access it for you. Tim is also writing a weekly news sheet, St Mary’s Weekly, and you can download this from the same website, clicking on COVID-19 RESOURCES and then click on ST MARY’S WEEKLY.

The monthly Julian Group meetings at St James’ are continuing “virtually”, providing peace and quiet and time to be still in our busy world. The planned dates are at 6:30pm on the following dates: 23rd June. Carolyn and Sue will email the existing group before the dates with poems, prayers, music and suggest that we use them at home as we wish and perhaps at the allotted hour! It has been interesting to note how much reference there has been to Julian – who put herself in social isolation centuries ago! If you wish to join this group, please email [email protected] or [email protected]

If you would like prayers said for anyone, Claire Cole and Sue James are continuing to say prayers, on behalf of us all, for those in need. If you would like prayers said for anyone, you can e-mail them to [email protected] or [email protected] .