Church of England Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham Arnold

News Update

24 Jun 2020, noon

From Vicar Margaret and the Church Wardens

The systems we have put in place over the last few months to help us cope as a church during lockdown seem to be working fairly well.

These have including teams for visiting those isolated at home, the emailing of news sheets and compass. Also posting and delivering communications and news. We have been conducting pastoral conversations and prayers over the phone and conducting a Zoom service at 10.30am on Sunday mornings. Also we have conducted standing committee and PCC meetings by Zoom and at least one home group also by Zoom. We have also kept in touch with Family Centre user groups and updated them with any news.

As we look forward to the easing of restrictions the church and church hall are being prepared for safe reopening when this is needed

and considered safe to do so within Government and Church of England guidelines. To prepare for this groups are being consulted and any rubbish is being cleared from the premises in preparation for a deep clean of the church plant by a professional company.

When these works are completed the church will be set up within all the guidelines and how to open and when considered by PCC.

Until this time all Church and Family centre activities will remain closed. We are hoping to be able to reopen St Mary’s preschool in September along with the Dogs Trust Group. Further news and updates will be communicated in due course.

If you are in difficulty and require assistance please contact the church Wardens or the Vicar

Vicar Margaret 0115 967 3805

David Rodgers 0115 953 1654

Liz Turley 07425 145282

But we still need to be church and we do this by staying in contact by phone or email. By Prayer and by acts of service where possible.

Please observe personal distancing and other hygiene directives

All notices and information will be available on our website and Facebook page for those with computers.