Stroudwater Team news: 3rd July

Welcome to this week’s news

Congratulations to Steve on completing his challenge to cycle 26 km each day for 26 days.  Around £2500 was raised for churches in the team.  Chris Amys is planning a different sort of fundraiser involving music – more details will follow in next weeks news.

Churches Open for Private Prayer

Some more of our churches have reopened for private prayer in accordance with government and diocesan guidance. In addition to the list included in last weeks email St Swithun’s Leonard Stanley is now open Saturday 2-4, Mon 10-12, Wed 1.30-3.30. Frampton church is open daily from 10 – 4. Please make sure you follow any instructions and signage if you visit a church, and remember to abide by physical distancing rules!

Did you know?

That since public worship was suspended we have led 315 services online and sent approx1,700 emails with bible readings,  prayers and reflections to help us stay connected to God and each other. #beingchurch

Sabbatical

Following her ministerial review this year and the fact that she will have been ordained 10 years next year, Liz has been recommended for a Sabbatical in 2021. Plans are in the early stages but it will be from April 5th to July 4th 2021 and the study bit of it will focus on ways of growing rural churches and their relationship with the community.  More details to follow.

Subtitles on your tablet or smart phone

A document with pictures on how to get subtitles on videos on your smart phone or tablet can be downloaded here – really useful if you are hearing impaired.