Holy Communion & Evening Praise for 10th Sunday after Trinity – from your own home!

 

Thank you to everyone who has continued to worship alongside Revd Mark each Sunday Morning at 10am as he celebrates Holy Communion from his study.

This coming Sunday, 16th August is the 10th Sunday after Trinity.

This will be available on the Benefice Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/naylandchurches/

It will also be available on YouTube: Click Here

You can also join in with the service using the service booklet below:

10th Sunday after Trinity Communion at Home   (Word Format)

10th Sunday after Trinity Communion at Home (PDF Format)

The Pew Sheet for this Sunday (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here: Weekly Pew Sheet

Activity Sheets for Children can also be downloaded here:  Children’s Activity Sheets

As an added bonus, we are delighted that this Sunday evening at 6.30pm we are also able to host a special “Evening Praise Online” – this more informal service ordinarily happens on the 3rd Sunday of each month is Leavenheath Village Hall, but whilst that currently is closed we are grateful for the Evening Praise and First Sunday Team for offering us an online service.

This will be available on the Benefice Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/naylandchurches/

It will also be available on YouTube: Click Here

 

Don’t forget that there are many other services throughout the week on BBC TV and Radio, as well as on the Cathedral and Bishops Facebook Pages.

 

 

Holy Communion for 9th Sunday after Trinity – from your own home!

 

Thank you to everyone who has continued to worship alongside Revd Mark each Sunday Morning at 10am as he celebrates Holy Communion from his study.

This coming Sunday, 9th August is the 9th Sunday after Trinity.

This will be available on the Benefice Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/naylandchurches/

It will also be available on YouTube: Click Here

You can also join in with the service using the service booklet below:

9th Sunday after Trinity Communion at Home  (Word Format) 

9th Sunday after Trinity Communion at Home  (PDF Format)

The Pew Sheet for this Sunday (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here: Weekly Pew Sheet

Activity Sheets for Children including out 5 Week Summer Super Hero Challenge can also be downloaded here:  Children’s Activity Sheets

Don’t forget that there are many other services throughout the week on BBC TV and Radio, as well as on the Cathedral and Bishops Facebook Pages.

 

 

Holy Communion for 8th Sunday after Trinity – from your own home!

Thank you to everyone who has continued to worship alongside Revd Mark each Sunday Morning at 10am as he celebrates Holy Communion from his study.

This coming Sunday, 2nd August is the 8th Sunday after Trinity.

This will be available on the Benefice Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/naylandchurches/

It will also be available on YouTube: Click Here

You can also join in with the service using the service booklet below:

8th Sunday after Trinity Communion at Home (Word Format) 

8th Sunday after Trinity Communion at Home (PDF Format)

The Pew Sheet for this Sunday (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here: Weekly Pew Sheet

Activity Sheets for Children can also be downloaded here:  Children’s Activity Sheets

Don’t forget that there are many other services throughout the week on BBC TV and Radio, as well as on the Cathedral and Bishops Facebook Pages.

 

 

Holy Communion for 7th Sunday after Trinity – from your own home!

Thank you to everyone who has continued to worship alongside Revd Mark each Sunday Morning at 10am as he celebrates Holy Communion from his study.

This coming Sunday, 26th July is the 7th Sunday after Trinity.

This will be available on the Benefice Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/naylandchurches/

It will also be available on YouTube: Click Here

You can also join in with the service using the service booklet below:

7th Sunday after Trinity Communion at Home  (Word Format) 

7th Sunday after Trinity Communion at Home (PDF Format)

The Pew Sheet for this Sunday (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here: Weekly Pew Sheet

Activity Sheets for Children can also be downloaded here:  Children’s Activity Sheets

Don’t forget that there are many other services throughout the week on BBC TV and Radio, as well as on the Cathedral and Bishops Facebook Pages.

 

 

Holy Communion & Evening Praise for 6th Sunday after Trinity – from your own home!

 

Thank you to everyone who has continued to worship alongside Revd Mark each Sunday Morning at 10am as he celebrates Holy Communion from his study.

This coming Sunday, 19th July is the 6th Sunday after Trinity.

This will be available on the Benefice Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/naylandchurches/

It will also be available on YouTube: Click Here

You can also join in with the service using the service booklet below:

6th Sunday after Trinity Communion at Home (Word Format)

6th Sunday after Trinity Communion at Home (PDF Format)

The Pew Sheet for this Sunday (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here: Weekly Pew Sheet

Activity Sheets for Children can also be downloaded here:  Children’s Activity Sheets

As an added bonus, we are delighted that this Sunday evening at 6.30pm we are also able to host a special “Evening Praise Online” – this more informal service ordinarily happens on the 3rd Sunday of each month is Leavenheath Village Hall, but whilst that currently is closed we are grateful for the Evening Praise and First Sunday Team for offering us an online service.

This will be available on the Benefice Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/naylandchurches/

It will also be available on YouTube: Click Here

 

Don’t forget that there are many other services throughout the week on BBC TV and Radio, as well as on the Cathedral and Bishops Facebook Pages.

 

 

Evening Praise goes online!

Whilst the COVID-19 lockdown continues to prevent us meeting in Leavenheath Village Hall for our monthly 1st Sunday and Evening Praise services, we are delighted that a number of our regular team have got together to record this special informal and online Evening Praise Service for us to enjoy in the safety and comfort of our own homes.

So until we can all meet together once again, we hope that you will enjoy joining in with some lively worship songs, listen to an interesting reflection, and share in a time of prayer.

This service will stream online on Sunday 19th July 2020 at 6.30pm (the usual day and time for our regular Evening Praise Service) and can be viewed from the Benefice Facebook Page clicking HERE

Or on the Benefice YouTube Page clicking HERE

The video will continue to be available to watch online after it “Premiers” on Sunday 19th July 2020 so if you cannot watch it live, you can watch it at your leisure at a time to suit you.

Holy Communion for 5th Sunday after Trinity – from your own home!

Thank you to everyone who has continued to worship alongside Revd Mark each Sunday Morning at 10am as he celebrates Holy Communion from his study.

This coming Sunday, 12th July is the 5th Sunday after Trinity.

This will be available on the Benefice Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/naylandchurches/

It will also be available on YouTube: Click Here

You can also join in with the service using the service booklet below:

5th Sunday after Trinity Communion at Home (Word Format)

5th Sunday after Trinity Communion at Home (PDF Format)

The Pew Sheet for this Sunday (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here: Weekly Pew Sheet

Activity Sheets for Children can also be downloaded here:  Children’s Activity Sheets

Don’t forget that there are many other services throughout the week on BBC TV and Radio, as well as on the Cathedral and Bishops Facebook Pages.

 

 

Reopening some benefice churches for Public Worship

First steps in resuming Public Worship in Church

Following the Government’s relaxing of some of the restrictions on Public Worship in churches and other places of worship, and having now considered the advice and recommendations provided by The Church of England, I am pleased to advise that in consultation with Churchwardens, we are now able to take our next steps to safely re-commence some services in the Benefice.

 Therefore beginning this weekend (Sunday 12th July) we have agreed to put in place an interim service rota for the next few weeks/months which will allow for two of our five churches to be open for Public Worship, this will be as follows:

  •  9am Simple Holy Communion in St James’ Church, Nayland
  •  10am Online Holy Communion (via Facebook & YouTube – as currently)
  •  11am Simple Lay-Led Morning Prayer in St Mary’s Church, Stoke-by- Nayland

 If you attend either of the services in Nayland or Stoke you will notice that there will be a number of important differences:

  • When you arrive you may have to queue before coming into church (so if the weather is inclement you might want to remember to bring an umbrella!).
  • There will be strict hygiene measures in place which will include:
    • Hand sanitizing both on entry and exit and when applicable before receiving communion.
    • A record of attendance for “Track and Trace” purposes.
    • You are encouraged (though not compulsory) to bring and wear a face mask.
    • 2m (6ft) safe distancing rules will also be required (and because of this the seating capacity in the churches are significantly curtailed)
    • For the time being there will be no singing.
    • There may not be service booklets.
    • If you are attending the Communion service in Nayland there will be no physical sharing of the peace and Communion will be in “one kind only”.
    • The toilets will not be available
  • The services themselves will be shorter and simpler.

In accordance with Government advice, those who are currently shielding, or isolating, including those over 70 should consider carefully if it is safe and appropriate for them to attend a service in person at this time.  I am committed to continue our current 10am Online service for as long as is necessary to ensure that those who decide to stay at home will be able to participate in a Communion Service each week for as long as it is required.

It goes without saying that if you or a member of your household have any of the symptoms of COVID-19 you MUST NOT attend a service in church.

 It would be helpful if you would call or email Revd Mark (information on Page One above) if you were intending to come (and advising how many from your household will join you) so that at least initially we can ensure that there will be sufficient space to accommodate you safely.

Please note that for practical reasons and for the time being the Churchwardens in consultation with PCC’s have decided that St Matthew’s, Leavenheath, St Mary’s in Polstead, and St Mary’s in Wiston will not be open for routine Sunday Services.

St James’ Church, Nayland and St Mary’s Church, Stoke-by-Nayland will continue to open for Individual Private Prayer from 2-4pm each Tuesday and Saturday (in Nayland), and Wednesday and Sunday (in Stoke).

Holy Communion for 4th Sunday after Trinity – from your own home!

Thank you to everyone who has continued to worship alongside Revd Mark each Sunday Morning at 10am as he celebrates Holy Communion from his study.

This coming Sunday, 5th July is the 4th Sunday after Trinity.

This will be available on the Benefice Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/naylandchurches/

It will also be available on YouTube: Click Here

You can also join in with the service using the service booklet below:

4th Sunday after Trinity Communion at Home  (Word Format)

4th Sunday after Trinity Communion at Home  (PDF Format)

The Pew Sheet for this Sunday (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here: Weekly Pew Sheet

Activity Sheets for Children can also be downloaded here:  Children’s Activity Sheets

Don’t forget that there are many other services throughout the week on BBC TV and Radio, as well as on the Cathedral and Bishops Facebook Pages.

 

Merging of our two benefices into one

Whilst for all practical reasons our five churches work together as one, technically we are two separate benefices:

(1) Nayland with Wissington
(2) Stoke by Nayland with Leavenheath and Polstead

All five PCC’s have now requested that our two benefices are legally united into one, and the draft scheme can be viewed via the link below:

Draft Scheme Proposals for Consultation

The public consultation  about this was originally published and began on the 23rd March 2020 and was subsequently due to conclude on the 30th June 2020, however, because of COVID-19 and the suspension of public worship in churches, the consultation period has now been extended until MONDAY 20th JULY 2020.

Should you with to make a representation to the Church Commissioners regarding this proposal, you should do so in writing, either by post or electronically. You can do this in one of two ways:

Email the Church Commissioners, c/o james.davidson-brett@churchofengland.org with a subject heading of “I would like to make a Representation“.

Write to: James Davidson-Brett, Pastoral Division, Church Commissioners, Great Smith St, London, SW1P 3AZ