Holy Communion for Pentecost Sunday – from your own home!

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

This week (Sunday 31st May) our service is led by The Revd John Fowler who at 10am will be celebrating the Feast of Pentecost.

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:

Pentecost Communion at Home  (Word Format)

Pentecost 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

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, including at 4pm on Sunday 31st May when our Bishops will be leading “Catching the Fire” a special Pentecost service for all the family.

Holy Communion for the 7th Sunday of Easter – from your own home!

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

We will be doing so again this coming Sunday (24th May) at 10am when we celebrate the 7th Sunday of Easter.

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 of Easter Communion at Home  (Word Format)

7th Sunday of Easter 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

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.

Your Church Needs Your Help

This weekend (22-25th May 2020) would usually have played host to some of the most important fundraising events of the year in the Benefice.  In past years these events between them would have raised in excess of £20-25,000, money which each parish would have used in a variety of ways such as for the upkeep, maintenance, improvements to facilities and of course for the ongoing mission and outreach of the Church in Stoke, Nayland and Wiston.

However, with Stoke’s Spring Fair and Art Exhibition, and the Nayland Fete all falling victim to the Virus, and with other planned events for later in the year across the Benefice unlikely to take place, we cannot escape the fact that that there will now be significant shortfalls in our parish finances, and that our limited reserves cannot last for ever.

Therefore I am making an appeal to all our regular worshiping community, as well as our friends and neighbours in our parishes, that if you would normally have made a donation, or spent money at these events, would you please consider making a gift to your respective church – there has never been a more important time to ensure that the work and mission of our churches, benefice and diocese continues without undue fear and worry over finances.

Cheques etc can be sent to your chosen Church Treasurer (details below) for the work of that specific church, or please do contact them directly and they will be able to provide you details of how you can make a one off gift by Bank Transfer/Online Banking, and provide a Gift Aid Form if required.

St James’ Church, Nayland
Treasurer:      Mr Jonathan Pearson, Stourfields, 42 Stoke Road, Nayland CO6 4JD
Tel. 01206 263965    Email.  jonruth.pearson@btinternet.com

St Mary’s Church, Wissington (Wiston)
Treasurer:      Mr John Branfield, 11 The Brackens, Highwoods, Colchester CO4 9SD
Tel. 01206 845107     Email.  johnbranfield49@gmail.com

St Matthew’s Church, Leavenheath
Treasurer:      Mr Andy Phipps, 21 Mayfields, Leavenheath, CO6 4US
Tel. 01206 263618     Email.  phipps176@btinternet.com

St Mary’s Church, Stoke-by-Nayland
Treasurer:      Mr Adam Sedgwick, Downs House, Church Street, Stoke by Nayland, CO6 4QR
Tel. 01206 262437     Email. adam.sedgwick@yahoo.co.uk

St Mary’s Church, Polstead
Treasurer:      Mr Martin Mitchell, Oak Lodge, Straight Road, Polstead Heath, CO6 5BB
Tel. 01787 210476     Email.  mitchguru@btinternet.com

Of course if you are able to make a regular monthly gift by Direct Debit using the Parish Giving Scheme, please see the information in the pages below.

Like many other charities, our much valued Parish Churches in this Benefice are facing a significant reduction in income and giving as a result of not being able receive collections during our Sunday and other services, and also having to cancel many significant fundraising events because of the virus. Whilst we are doing all that we can to mitigate our expenses we cannot reduce them entirely and so are reliant on all of you to continue to give as generously as you can to your church.

One of the easiest and most efficient ways to do this is via the “Parish Giving Scheme” this allows individual donors to set up a regular gift to the parish of their choice by Direct Debit.

You can now do this quickly and efficiently (it normally takes around 15 minutes) simply by calling the following telephone number:  0333 002 1271

You will need to have the following information to hand:

  • Personal bank account details
  • The name of the parish you wish to donate to (see below)
  • You will need to confirm if they want to increase their gift in line with inflation each year (if you can please say ‘Yes’)
  • Confirm if you are eligible for Gift Aid
  • The PGS code for your chosen parish (see below)

Stoke-by-Nayland, St Mary – 330633068
 Leavenheath, St Matthew – 330633059
Polstead, St Mary – 330633064
Nayland, St James – 330633062
Wissington, St Mary the Virgin – 330633071

Once you have signed up you will receive written confirmation (by email or post) of your Direct Debit, including details of the parish you are supporting, the amount of your gift and the date of your first donation.

If you are already signed up to the Parish Giving Scheme, thank you.  Should you wish to make any changes to the amount you currently give you can notify a member of the PGS team by phone 0333 002 1260, email info@parishgiving.org.uk or in writing to “Parish Giving Scheme, 76 Kingsholm Road, Gloucester GL1 3BD”

You can download this message to share with those who do not have access to a computer here: —->  Your Church Needs Your Help (May 2020)

Holy Communion for the Feast of the Ascension – from your own home!

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

Our next online service will be on Thursday 21st May at 10am when we celebrate the Feast of the Ascension

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:

Ascension Day Communion at Home (Word Format)

Ascension Day Communion at Home (PDF Format)

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 the 6th Sunday of Easter – from your own home!

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

We will be doing so again this coming Sunday (17th May) when we celebrate the 6th Sunday of Easter.

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 of Easter Communion at Home  (Word Format)

6th Sunday of Easter 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

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 the 5th Sunday of Easter – from your own home!

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

We will be doing so again, this coming Sunday (10th May) when we celebrate the 5th Sunday of Easter.

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 of Easter Communion at Home  (Word Format)

5th Sunday of Easter 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

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.

75th Anniversary of VE Day – 8th May 2020

Friday 8th May 2020 marks the 75th Anniversary of VE Day

Unfortunately, our originally planned Commemoration Service is no longer possible because of Coronavirus COVID-19, so instead we have produced an online service, which will be live at 11.05am on Friday 8th May 2020 (a few minutes later than originally planned to allow for the Nation 2 minutes silence at 11am), to share from our homes as we remember with gratitude those who served, supported, and made sacrifices, both for country and community during World War Two, and we commit ourselves once again to the promise and challenge of securing a lasting legacy of Peace throughout the world.

With grateful thanks for all who have made this video possible, including Stuart Howells (Video), Emma Bishton (Music), The Revd Nick Adley (Homily), The Revd Mark Woodrow (Service) and the Nayland and District Branch of the Royal British Legion.

Holy Communion for the 4th Sunday of Easter – from your own home!

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

We will be doing so again, this coming Sunday (3rd May) when we celebrate the 4th Sunday of Easter.

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 of Easter Communion at Home  (Word Format)

4th Sunday of Easter 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

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.

Parish Giving Scheme – Supporting Your Parish Church

COVID-19 Update

Dear Friends, like many other charities, our much valued Parish Churches in the Benefice are facing a significant reduction in income and giving as a result of not being able receive collections during our Sunday and other services, and also having to cancel fundraising events because of the virus. Whilst we are doing all that we can to mitigate our expenses we cannot reduce them entirely and so are reliant on all of you to continue to give generously to your church.

One of the easiest and most efficient ways to do this is via the “Parish Giving Scheme” this allows individual donors to set up a regular gift to the parish of their choice by Direct Debit.

You can now do this quickly and efficiently (it normally takes around 15 minutes) simply by calling the following telephone number: 0333 002 1271

You will need to have the following information to hand:

• Personal bank account details

• The name of the parish you wish to donate to (see below)

• You will need to confirm if they want to increase their gift in line with inflation each year (if you can please say ‘Yes’)

• Confirm if you are eligible for Gift Aid

• The PGS code for your chosen parish (see below)

Nayland, St James – 330633062

Stoke-by-Nayland, St Mary – 330633068

Polstead, St Mary – 330633064

Leavenheath, St Matthew – 330633059

Wissington, St Mary the Virgin – 330633071

Once you have signed up you will receive written confirmation (by email or post) of your Direct Debit, including details of the parish you are supporting, the amount of your gift and the date of your first donation.

If you are already signed up to the Parish Giving Scheme, Thank You. Should you wish to make any changes to the amount you currently give you can notify a member of the PGS team by phone 0333 002 1260, email info@parishgiving.org.uk or in writing to “Parish Giving Scheme, 76 Kingsholm Road, Gloucester GL1 3BD

Thank you

The Revd Mark Woodrow

 

Gift Aid Declaration Form

https://www.parishgivingscheme.org.uk/content/pages/documents/1568204275.pdf

Holy Communion for the 3rd Sunday of Easter – from your own home!

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

We will be doing so again, this coming Sunday (26th April) when we celebrate the 3rd Sunday of Easter.

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

It will also be available available on YouTube:  Click Here

You can also join in with the service using the service booklet below:
3rd Sunday of Easter Communion at Home (Word Format)

3rd Sunday of Easter Communion at Home (PDF Format)

The Pew Sheet for this Sunday (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here: Pew Sheet 26th April 2020 (Online) (Compressed)

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.