First Sunday service 1st August 2021

This week we have three in person services, 8am Holy Communion at Nayland, 10am Holy Communion at Stoke, and 10am Morning Prayer at Wiston.

NB. Please note that due to circumstances, the proposed in person First Sunday at Leavenheath Village Green on 1st August is cancelled and there will be no online First Sunday this Sunday.

We are asking everyone to continue to observe social distancing.  The churchwardens and ministry team have agreed that in the two larger churches of Stoke and Nayland, one side of the aisle will be for people with masks and the other for non mask wearers. In the smaller churches of Wiston, Leavenheath and Polstead we are encouraging the continued use of masks by everyone.  Sanitising gel will still be provided and we recommend its use until further notice.

There is no online service this week, the link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page.

https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

The new look Pew Sheet (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This Sunday’s Children’s Activity Sheet can be found here
Children’s Activity Sheet

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more pasta, tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, household cleaning stuff and tinned steak, mince, curry etc. Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Holy Communion for the Eighth Sunday after Trinity and the Feast of St James 25 July 2021

This Sunday we have an in person Holy Communion and Patronal at Nayland at 10am, and Morning Prayer at Leavenheath, also at 10am.

Pre booking is not required but please do remember to fill in the track and trace form as you enter, wear a mask and observe social distancing. Sanitising gel is provided.

Next week’s First Sunday will be a Songs of praise service on Leavenheath Village green, near the Village Hall for the whole benefice. If you would like to choose your favourite hymn for inclusion in that service and a few words about why you chose it, please send your choices to Jane Addis by email. ( addis22@aol.com). September’s First Sunday service will be back online

As the majority of people are returning to in person services now,  we will be scaling down the provision of online services. Communion services take a day to prepare , record and upload and the views for the last two services were down to 4, Rev Val will not be recording any more after July. However, we will provide a link to a communion service and/or to the Cathedral communion.

Here is Reverend Val celebrating Holy Communion on behalf of the Benefice, please scroll down further for the service sheet.

Download the Service Sheet from here
Service Sheet (Word)
Service Sheet (PDF)

The new look Pew Sheet (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This Sunday’s Children’s Activity Sheet can be found here
Children’s Activity Sheet

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more pasta, tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, household cleaning stuff and tinned steak, mince, curry etc. Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Evening Praise 18th July 2021

This Sunday we have three in person services, all beginning at 10am. We have Holy Communion at Polstead, Family Service at Nayland, and Holy Communion at Wiston. There is no need to pre book, but please remember to fill in the track and trace form as you enter, wear a mask and observe social distancing. Today’s online service is “Our Favourite Bible readings and songs” with the Evening Praise team.

The new look Pew Sheet (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This Sunday’s Children’s Activity Sheet can be found here
Children’s Activity Sheet

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more pasta, tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, household cleaning stuff and tinned steak, mince, curry etc. Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Holy Communion Sixth Sunday after Trinity 11th July 2021

This Sunday we have an in person Holy Communion at Nayland at 10am, and Morning Prayer at Stoke, also at 10am.

Pre booking is not required but please do remember to fill in the track and trace form as you enter, wear a mask and observe social distancing. Sanitising gel is provided.

As the majority of people are returning to in person services now,  we will be scaling down the provision of online services. Communion services take a day to prepare , record and upload and the views for the last two services were down to 4, Rev Val will not be recording any more after July. However, we will provide a link to a communion service and/or to the Cathedral communion.

Here is Reverend Val celebrating Holy Communion on behalf of the Benefice, please scroll down further for the service sheet.

Download the Service Sheet from here
Service Sheet (Word)
Service Sheet (PDF)

The new look Pew Sheet (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This Sunday’s Children’s Activity Sheet can be found here
Children’s Activity Sheet

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more pasta, tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, household cleaning stuff and tinned steak, mince, curry etc. Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

First Sunday service 4th July 2021

This week we have three in person services, 8am Holy Communion at Nayland, 10am Holy Communion at Stoke, and 10am Morning Prayer at Wiston.

Pre booking is not required but please do remember to fill in the track and trace form as you enter, wear a mask and observe social distancing. Sanitising gel is provided.

As not everyone will be able or comfortable to return to in person services yet, we will be continuing our online services. This week is First Sunday.

The new look Pew Sheet (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This Sunday’s Children’s Activity Sheet can be found here
Children’s Activity Sheet

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more pasta, tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, household cleaning stuff and tinned steak, mince, curry etc. Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Holy Communion Fourth Sunday after Trinity 27th June 2021

This Sunday we have an in person Holy Communion at Leavenheath at 10am, and Holy Communion at Nayland, also at 10am.

Pre booking is not required but please do remember to fill in the track and trace form as you enter, wear a mask and observe social distancing. Sanitising gel is provided.

As not everyone will be able or comfortable to return to in person services yet, we will be continuing our online services. Here is Reverend Val celebrating Holy Communion on behalf of the Benefice, please scroll down further for the service sheet.

Download the Service Sheet from here
Service Sheet (Word)
Service Sheet (PDF)

The new look Pew Sheet (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This Sunday’s Children’s Activity Sheet can be found here
Children’s Activity Sheet

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more pasta, tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, household cleaning stuff and tinned steak, mince, curry etc. Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Evening Praise 20th June 2021

We have two in person services this Sunday, 10am Holy Communion at Polstead, and 10am Family Service at Nayland. There is no need to pre book, but please remember to fill in the track and trace form as you enter, wear a mask and observe social distancing. Today’s online service is “Comfort” with the Evening Praise team.

The new look Pew Sheet (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This Sunday’s Children’s Activity Sheet can be found here
Children’s Activity Sheet

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more pasta, tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, household cleaning stuff and tinned steak, mince, curry etc. Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Holy Communion for the Second Sunday after Trinity 13th June 2021

This Sunday we have an in person Holy Communion at Nayland at 10am, and Morning Prayer at Stoke, also at 10am.

Pre booking is not required but please do remember to fill in the track and trace form as you enter, wear a mask and observe social distancing. Sanitising gel is provided.

As not everyone will be able or comfortable to return to in person services yet, we will be continuing our online services. Here is Reverend Val celebrating Holy Communion on behalf of the Benefice, please scroll down further for the service sheet.

Download the Service Sheet from here
Service Sheet (Word)
Service Sheet (PDF)

The new look Pew Sheet (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This Sunday’s Children’s Activity Sheet can be found here
Children’s Activity Sheet

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more pasta, tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, household cleaning stuff and tinned steak, mince, curry etc. Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

First Sunday Trinity service 6th June 2021

This Sunday we have three in person services. Holy Communion at Nayland at 8am, Holy Communion at Stoke at 10am, and Morning Praise at Wiston at 10am.

Pre booking is not required but please do remember to fill in the track and trace form as you enter, wear a mask and observe social distancing. Sanitising gel is provided.

As not everyone will be able or comfortable to return to in person services yet, we will be continuing our online services. This week is First Sunday’s Trinity service.

The new look Pew Sheet (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This Sunday’s Children’s Activity Sheet can be found here
Children’s Activity Sheet

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more pasta, tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, household cleaning stuff and tinned steak, mince, curry etc. Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Trinity Sunday 30th May 2021

This Sunday we have an in person Holy Communion at Stoke at 10am. Pre booking is not required but please do remember to fill in the track and trace form as you enter, wear a mask and observe social distancing. Sanitising gel is provided.

As it is a fifth Sunday there is no online Benefice service, please go to the Church of England or Bury St Edmund’s Cathedral websites for a service.

The new look Pew Sheet (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This Sunday’s Children’s Activity Sheet can be found here
Children’s Activity Sheet

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more pasta, tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, household cleaning stuff and tinned steak, mince, curry etc. Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Pentecost Communion 23rd May 2021

This Sunday we have an in person Holy Communion at Nayland at 10am. Pre booking is not required but please do remember to fill in the track and trace form as you enter, wear a mask and observe social distancing. Sanitising gel is provided.

As not everyone will be able or comfortable to return to in person services yet, we will be continuing our online services. Here is Reverend Val celebrating Holy Communion on behalf of the Benefice, please scroll down further for the service sheet.

Download the Service Sheet from here
Service Sheet (Word)
Service Sheet (PDF)

The new look Pew Sheet (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This Sunday’s Children’s Activity Sheet can be found here
Children’s Activity Sheet

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more pasta, tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, household cleaning stuff and tinned steak, mince, curry etc. Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Evening Praise 16th May 2021

“New Beginnings” with the Evening Praise team.

The new look Pew Sheet (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This Sunday’s Children’s Activity Sheet can be found here
Children’s Activity Sheet

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more pasta, tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, household cleaning stuff and tinned steak, mince, curry etc. Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

First Sunday

We have three in person services this week.

Bit like buses really!  

8am Holy  Communion, said. at Nayland 

10am HC at Stoke               

10am MP at Wiston     

   
Pre booking is not required but please do remember to fill in the track and trace form as you enter, wear a mask and observe social distancing. Sanitising gel is provided.There is no expectation or pressure to return to in person services before you feel safe to do so but as more people have had their second  vaccination now, we are increasing the number of in person services from May and again in June.

Our first  8am Said HC service will be this Sunday, courtesy of Revd Steve Morley from St. Mary’s, Bures and he will also officiate at next month’s  month on 6th June, again at Nayland.

From June there will be one service a month at Leavenheath, alternating between HC and MP.
Wiston will also have a HC once every two months. All these additional services depend on the willingness of neighbouring clergy and retired clergy and we are very grateful to them.  But it may be the case that occasionally no priest is available and then we would have to replace the planned communion service with a lay led service.
The next step as congregations increase,  will be an increase in lay led services, including Evensong and a Family service.   We know that it may take a long time before everyone will feel comfortable or confident about returning to in person services so the following online services will continue to be provided for the foreseeable future.


1st Sunday   10am   First Sunday             

2nd Sunday   10am  Holy Communion 

3rd Sunday    18th April    6.30pm    Evening Praise   

4th Sunday     10am       Holy Communion


The link for this Sunday’s First Sunday service is https://youtu.be/rDELnCRdWYk.

or

https://www.facebook.com/naylandchurches

May and June in-church services will be as follows, unless regulations change. 

No congregational singing allowed yet but there are rumours that may change after May 17th. We will just have to be patient and hope the rumours are true!

May  

All starting at 10am, except for the 8am highlighted in bold type


Sun 2nd   8am Holy  Communion, said.  

Sun 2nd   HC at Stoke                 MP at Wiston
Sun 9th    HC at Nayland            MP at Stoke
Sun 16th  HC at Polstead           MP at Nayland
Sun 23rd  HC at Nayland
Sun 30th  HC at Stoke  

June  All starting at 10am, except for the 8am highlighted in bold type


Sun 6th  8am HC at Nayland
Sun 6th     10am  HC at Stoke,                MP at Wiston
Sun 13th   10am   HC at Nayland,      MP at Stoke
Sun 20th   10am  HC at Polstead,      MP at Nayland
Sun 27th   10am HC at Nayland         HC at Leavenheath
HC=Holy Communion   MP = Morning Prayer


Other APCM dates

5th May, 10am Polstead, in church

12th May, 10am Stoke in church

19th May, 7.30pm Nayland, in church

Now that weddings are allowed, we had the first wedding in the benefice at Polstead earlier in April, Alicia Ravensdale and Daniel Brown; next week Alice Blackholly and Ross Gurton will marry in Stoke and later this month Kirsty King and Paul Coward will marry at Nayland.Please pray for these couples as they begin their married life together.

Pew and Children’s Activity Sheets

The new look Pew Sheet (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This Sunday’s Children’s Activity Sheet can be found here
Children’s Activity Sheet

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Please remember the community pantry is still operating and financial grants are available.  Now the bills are coming in for the cold winter, people are returning to work and facing new travel expenses, clothes for growing children are needed but many are not yet back to their normal income. The pantry has been well stocked up recently other than pasta, household cleaning item and toilet rolls which are running low. Do encourage people to use this local resource.

Sunday 25th of April

Our in person service this week is at Nayland. Please do remember to fill in the track and trace form as you enter, wear a mask and observe social distancing. Sanitising gel is provided. There is no expectation or pressure to return to in person services before you feel safe to do so. Many people are still required to shield and many have not yet had their second or even their first vaccination. We know that it may take a long time before everyone will feel comfortable or confident about returning to in person services so the following online services will continue to be provided for the foreseeable future.

Here is the direct link   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usheuv08m5M

It will also be available on Facebook

IMPORTANT. Anyone wishing to attend any  in-church services should register with the churchwardens in advance as numbers are limited for social distancing.

Chris and Kathy Hunt for Nayland,  01206 262014       June Smith for Stoke 01206 263225

Please remember to fill in the track and trace form as you enter, wear a mask and observe social distancing. Sanitising gel is provided. There is no expectation or pressure to return to in person services before you feel safe to do so. Many people are still required to shield and many have not yet had their second or even their first vaccination. We know that it may take a long time before everyone will feel comfortable or confident about returning to in person services so the following online services will continue to be provided for the foreseeable future.

After Easter in-church services will be as follows, unless regulations change.  All starting at 10am.

April

Sun 25th  HC at Nayland                          

MP Leavenheath +APCM 
HC=Holy Communion  
MP = Morning Prayer
May
Sun 2nd – HC at Stoke – MP at Wiston
Sun 9th    HC at Nayland – MP at Stoke
Sun 16th  HC at Polstead – MP at Nayland
Sun 23rd  HC at Nayland
Sun 30th  HC at Stoke   

MP Leavenheath +APCM 
HC=Holy Communion  
MP = Morning Prayer

NB All services in Wiston Church are restricted to Wiston congregation, to maintain social distancing.

This week’s service sheet can be found here
Service Sheet

The new look Pew Sheet (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This Sunday’s Children’s Activity Sheet can be found here
Children’s Activity Sheet

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more tinned tomatoes, tinned meat or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, instant coffee, toiletries, household cleaning stuff and toilet rolls. There is now a box to keep fresh food free from pests. Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential household items or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262814 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com  (NB my number has been slightly wrong in the LSPN and on the pewsheet )

It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 18th of April

Our in person service this week is at Polstead. Please do remember to fill in the track and trace form as you enter, wear a mask and observe social distancing. Sanitising gel is provided. There is no expectation or pressure to return to in person services before you feel safe to do so. Many people are still required to shield and many have not yet had their second or even their first vaccination. We know that it may take a long time before everyone will feel comfortable or confident about returning to in person services so the following online services will continue to be provided for the foreseeable future.

Here is the direct link   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwiNpDIwGPI

It will also be available on Facebook

IMPORTANT. Anyone wishing to attend any  in-church services should register with the churchwardens in advance as numbers are limited for social distancing.

Chris and Kathy Hunt for Nayland,  01206 262014       June Smith for Stoke 01206 263225

Please remember to fill in the track and trace form as you enter, wear a mask and observe social distancing. Sanitising gel is provided. There is no expectation or pressure to return to in person services before you feel safe to do so. Many people are still required to shield and many have not yet had their second or even their first vaccination. We know that it may take a long time before everyone will feel comfortable or confident about returning to in person services so the following online services will continue to be provided for the foreseeable future.

3rd Sunday    6.30pm    Evening Praise

4th Sunday     10am       Holy Communion

After Easter in-church services will be as follows, unless regulations change.  All starting at 10am.

April

Sun 18th  HC at Polstead
Sun 25th  HC at Nayland                          

MP Leavenheath +APCM 
HC=Holy Communion  
MP = Morning Prayer
May
Sun 2nd – HC at Stoke – MP at Wiston
Sun 9th    HC at Nayland – MP at Stoke
Sun 16th  HC at Polstead – MP at Nayland
Sun 23rd  HC at Nayland
Sun 30th  HC at Stoke   

MP Leavenheath +APCM 
HC=Holy Communion  
MP = Morning Prayer

NB All services in Wiston Church are restricted to Wiston congregation, to maintain social distancing.

The new look Pew Sheet (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This Sunday’s Children’s Activity Sheet can be found here
Children’s Activity Sheet

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more tinned tomatoes, tinned meat or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, instant coffee, toiletries, household cleaning stuff and toilet rolls. There is now a box to keep fresh food free from pests. Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential household items or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262814 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com  (NB my number has been slightly wrong in the LSPN and on the pewsheet )

It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

11th April – Holy Communion

This Sunday 11th April  we have Holy Communion for the Second Sunday of Easter. at Nayland and our online communion service from St.Matthew’s.

Here is the direct link   https://youtu.be/pEF_uk0i1Ho

IMPORTANT. Anyone wishing to attend any  in-church services should register with the churchwardens in advance as numbers are limited for social distancing.

Chris and Kathy Hunt for Nayland,  01206 262014       June Smith for Stoke 01206 263225

Please remember to fill in the track and trace form as you enter, wear a mask and observe social distancing. Sanitising gel is provided. There is no expectation or pressure to return to in person services before you feel safe to do so. Many people are still required to shield and many have not yet had their second or even their first vaccination. We know that it may take a long time before everyone will feel comfortable or confident about returning to in person services so the following online services will continue to be provided for the foreseeable future.

1st Sunday   10am   First Sunday

2nd Sunday   10am  Holy Communion

3rd Sunday    6.30pm    Evening Praise

4th Sunday     10am       Holy Communion

After Easter in-church services will be as follows, unless regulations change.  All starting at 10am.

April

Sun 4th   HC at Stoke (Easter)
Sun 11th  HC at Nayland
Sun 18th  HC at Polstead
Sun 25th  HC at Nayland                          

MP Leavenheath +APCM 
HC=Holy Communion  
MP = Morning Prayer
May
Sun 2nd – HC at Stoke – MP at Wiston
Sun 9th    HC at Nayland – MP at Stoke
Sun 16th  HC at Polstead – MP at Nayland
Sun 23rd  HC at Nayland
Sun 30th  HC at Stoke   

MP Leavenheath +APCM 
HC=Holy Communion  
MP = Morning Prayer

NB All services in Wiston Church are restricted to Wiston congregation, to maintain social distancing.

The new look Pew Sheet (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This Sunday’s Children’s Activity Sheet can be found here
Children’s Activity Sheet

Easter Sunday 4th April 10am Holy Communion at Stoke

IMPORTANT. Anyone wishing to attend the above in-church service should register with the churchwardens in advance as numbers are limited for social distancing.  June Smith for Stoke 01206 263225

  • 10am Morning Prayer at Wiston
  • 10am Easter First Sunday (On Facebook only)
  • 8pm Easter Sunday Holy Communion recorded at Stoke, on Facebook

Due to ongoing issues with YouTube, this weekend’s online services will only be available via the church’s Facebook page. The Easter Sunday service at Stoke will be recorded and posted on Facebook at 8pm Sunday evening.

https://www.facebook.com/naylandchurches

There will be a temporary break from the Online Coffee Morning for the time being.

The new look Pew Sheet (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This Sunday’s Children’s Activity Sheet can be found here
Children’s Activity Sheet

Palm Sunday 28th March 2021

This Palm Sunday we have an in person Holy Communion at Nayland at 10am.

Anyone wishing to attend should register with the churchwardens in advance as numbers are limited for social distancing. Chris and Kathy Hunt for Nayland,  01206 262014      

As not everyone will be able or comfortable to return to in person services yet, we will be continuing our online services. Our online Holy Communion is celebrated by Reverend Val on behalf of all in the Benefice who are unable to attend, filmed in the lovely church of St Matthew’s Leavenheath. Social distancing and all safety precautions were observed for the recording. NOTE; a last minute copyright issue occurred with YouTube, requiring the hymn Ride On Ride On In Majesty to be muted, as there was insufficient time to resolve this.

Download the Service Sheet from here
Service Sheet (Word)
Service Sheet (PDF)

The new look Pew Sheet (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This Sunday’s Children’s Activity Sheet can be found here
Children’s Activity Sheet

Do join our Benefice Online Coffee Morning with your tea or coffee for some cheerful chat with other members of our congregation and community online every Wednesday at 10am. All ages are welcome!

Here is the link, meeting id and password for 10am Wednesday 31st March:

https://us05web.zoom.us/j/84566563694?pwd=cXBtNWJnUkVoTjc1a1RPTjRuMlZKdz09

Meeting ID: 810 5406 8322

Passcode: Coffee

On Easter Sunday 4th April there will be an in person Holy Communion at Stoke, at 10am. Anyone wishing to attend should register with the churchwardens in advance as numbers are limited for social distancing.

June Smith for Stoke 01206 263225

And our Sunday online service will be First Sunday.

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more pasta, tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, household cleaning stuff and tinned steak, mince, curry etc. Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 21st March Evening Praise

“The Mother Hen”

This month our theme is “The Mother Hen” and the service shows how his loving protection will be ours if we love and trust the Lord

The new look Pew Sheet (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This Sunday’s Children’s Activity Sheet can be found here
Children’s Activity Sheet

Our Benefice Online Coffee Morning is a joyful highlight of the week, a chance for a cheerful catch up and to connect with other members of our congregation and community, so put the kettle on and join us online at 10am each Wednesday. Everyone is very welcome!

Here is the link, meeting id and password for 10am Wednesday 24th March

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83247022499?pwd=RmsySXhSNHBYTEM2cFYrSXliT0x2QT09

Meeting ID: 829 2316 8498

Passcode: Coffee

The following Sunday 28th March will be Holy Communion with Reverend Val, once more recorded in St Matthew’s Leavenheath, with the kind permission of the churchwardens. There will also be an in person Holy Communion at 10 am at Nayland Church, please see “Churches opening up!” post on the Sunday Services page for details.

Community pantry Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more pasta, tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, household cleaning stuff and tinned steak, mince, curry etc. Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular.

Mothering Sunday, Fourth Sunday of Lent, 14th March 2021. Holy Communion and Messy Church Family Zoom Service

This Sunday 14th March Reverend Val is celebrating Holy Communion online at 10am on behalf of the Benefice. This service was filmed in the lovely church of St Matthew’s, Leavenheath. Social distancing and all safety precautions were observed for the recording.

Download the Service Sheet from here
Service Sheet (Word)
Service Sheet (PDF)

The new look Pew Sheet (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This Sunday’s Children’s Activity Sheet can be found here
Children’s Activity Sheet

Messy Church would like to invite you to a Zoom Mothering Sunday service at 4pm on 15th March. It will be an interactive service, as we sing and pray and give thanks for mothers together. This year we will not all be able to see our mums and nans/grans as we would usually so we felt it was even more important to come together as a church family.  If you would like to be part of this service, please use the link below. There is a simple craft for children to make before the service, an opportunity to say something about what makes your mum special, a story and a prayer of thanks and blessing for all our mums. All ages are welcome!

The craft materials will be available from Stoke by Nayland school for pupils there or contact Revd Val on 01206 262814 or Rachel Hitchcock on 01206 263169 for Nayland families.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84648524211?pwd=TWI5OXZSYWl4K0N6TGRLQzJtb3lWdz09

Meeting ID: 846 4852 4211

Passcode: Mother

Do join our Benefice Online Coffee Morning with your tea or coffee for some cheerful chat with other members of our congregation and community online every Wednesday at 10am. All ages are welcome!

Here is the link, meeting id and password for 10am Wednesday 3rd February:

https://us05web.zoom.us/j/84566563694?pwd=cXBtNWJnUkVoTjc1a1RPTjRuMlZKdz09

Meeting ID: 883 8567 3312

Passcode: Coffee

The following Sunday 7th March, our Sunday online service will be First Sunday.

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more pasta, tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, household cleaning stuff and tinned steak, mince, curry etc. Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 7th March First Sunday

This Sunday 7th of March is First Sunday, “What a difference a year makes”, a thoughtful, uplifting service about the positives of the last year, with contributions from lots of different members of the congregation. This informal, family friendly service is normally held in the village hall, with a cup of tea and coffee and a bacon sandwich, so make sure to have yours ready! You can watch the service using this link

There is no service sheet needed for First Sunday.

The new look Pew Sheet (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This Sunday’s Children’s Activity Sheet can be found here
Children’s Activity Sheet

If you prefer a traditional form of worship you can find other online services on The Church of England’s website here:

https://www.churchofengland.org/news-and-media/church-online/weekly-online-services

Our Benefice Online Coffee Morning continues each Wednesday at 10am, please do join us with your tea and coffee to chat with other members of the congregation and community. Here is the link, meeting id and password for Wednesday 10th February:

https://us05web.zoom.us/j/85261029991?pwd=bzJHRzE0dkk1M0w3SkEyaW9oeFdMUT09

Meeting ID: 886 7642 1618

Passcode: Coffee

The following Sunday 14th March, Reverend Val will be celebrating Holy Communion online on behalf of the Benefice, followed by an afternoon family service via Zoom for Mothering Sunday.

Community pantry

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more pasta, tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, household cleaning stuff and tinned steak, mince, curry etc. Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Second Sunday of Lent 28th February 2021

This Sunday 28th February Reverend Val is celebrating Holy Communion online at 10am on behalf of the Benefice. This service was filmed in the lovely church of St Matthew’s, Leavenheath. Social distancing and all safety precautions were observed for the recording.

Download the Service Sheet from here
Service Sheet (Word)
Service Sheet (PDF)

The new look Pew Sheet (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This Sunday’s Children’s Activity Sheet can be found here
Children’s Activity Sheet

Do join our Benefice Online Coffee Morning with your tea or coffee for some cheerful chat with other members of our congregation and community online every Wednesday at 10am. All ages are welcome!

Here is the link, meeting id and password for 10am Wednesday 3rd February:

https://us05web.zoom.us/j/84566563694?pwd=cXBtNWJnUkVoTjc1a1RPTjRuMlZKdz09

Meeting ID: 883 8567 3312

Passcode: Coffee

The following Sunday 7th March, our Sunday online service will be First Sunday.

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more pasta, tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, household cleaning stuff and tinned steak, mince, curry etc. Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 21st February Evening Praise

“The Creaking Gate”

In this service we are considering what we can do to maintain our relationship with God. We need to invest our time and efforts into keeping our relationship with God fresh and new. After all, this is a relationship for life, with all its ups and downs, all its trials and tribulations.

The new look Pew Sheet (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This Sunday’s Children’s Activity Sheet can be found here
Children’s Activity Sheet

Our Benefice Online Coffee Morning is a joyful highlight of the week, a chance for a cheerful catch up and to connect with other members of our congregation and community, so put the kettle on and join us online at 10am each Wednesday. Everyone is very welcome!

Here is the link, meeting id and password for 10am Wednesday 24th February

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83247022499?pwd=RmsySXhSNHBYTEM2cFYrSXliT0x2QT09

Meeting ID: 832 4702 2499

Passcode: Coffee

The following Sunday 28th February will be Holy Communion with Reverend Val, once more recorded in St Matthew’s Leavenheath, with the kind permission of the churchwardens.

Community pantry Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more pasta, tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, household cleaning stuff and tinned steak, mince, curry etc. Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular.

Lent 2021 Resource

#LiveLent: God’s Story, Our Story resource is based on the Archbishop of Canterbury’s book for 2021,  Living His Story by Hannah Steele. It is available to use as a personal journey through Lent in various formats, including an app! Please visit the link below for more information.

https://www.churchofengland.org/resources/livelent-2021-church-resources-gods-story-our-story

Sunday Next Before Lent 14th February 2021

This Sunday 14th February is the Sunday Next Before Lent, and the service is Holy Communion with Reverend Val. This month we have been able to record Rev Val celebrating Holy Communion on behalf of the Benefice in St Matthew’s Church, Leavenheath. The church was closed for the filming and all precautions observed. 

Download the Service Sheet from here
Service Sheet (Word)
Service Sheet (PDF)

The new look Pew Sheet (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This Sunday’s Children’s Activity Sheet can be found here
Children’s Activity Sheet

Ash Wednesday

There will be a pre-recorded online Ash Wednesday service provided by our Cathedral, the link below will take you to the page which will have the service link on a couple of days beforehand. There will also be two live streamed services from the Cathedral at 1pm and 7pm via Facebook. Again, the link below takes you to the website page where the details will shortly be available.

Alternatively, while searching the internet for an online service for Ash Wednesday, I located a church in Cambridge offering one at 10am, please see the link below. St Bene’t’s Church is the oldest building in Cambridge, dating back to around 1026 AD, they are clearly a very active church with a fascinating history, well worth a look!

https://www.stbenetschurch.org/events/ash-wednesday-online-service

If you’re feeling the winter blues in all this snow, why not join our Benefice Online Coffee Morning with your tea or coffee for some cheerful chat with other members of our congregation and community? Everyone is very welcome.

Here is the link, meeting id and password for 10am Wednesday 17th February:

https://us05web.zoom.us/j/84566563694?pwd=cXBtNWJnUkVoTjc1a1RPTjRuMlZKdz09

Meeting ID: 845 6656 3694

Passcode: Coffee

The following Sunday 21st February, our Sunday online service will be Evening Praise.

Community pantry

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more pasta, tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, household cleaning stuff and tinned steak, mince, curry etc. Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular.

The funeral of Damian Stock, Leavenheath

The funeral of Damian Stock of Leavenheath will be held tomorrow at Colchester Crematorium, February 10th 2021. As attendance is obviously limited by current restrictions, it will be possible for you to attend online using the link and details below. The cortege will be leaving the family home at 2pm. If you wish to remember him with flowers, the Westbrooks request that you do so in your own home, and if you would like to commemorate him in some other way, please donate to the charity of your choice in his name, Please pray for Veronica, Robert and all the family.

http://www.obitus.com

Username: vufa9055

Pasword: 334715

Sunday 7th February 2021 Christingle!

This Sunday 7th February is the Second Sunday before Lent. It is also the first Sunday of the month so we have a joyful First Sunday Christingle service online at 9:30am, put together by Jane and the team. Christingle in February? You’ll have to watch the service to find out why! This informal, family friendly service is normally held in the village hall, with a cup of tea and coffee and a bacon sandwich, so make sure to have yours ready! You can watch the service using this link

There is no service sheet needed for First Sunday.

The new look Pew Sheet (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This Sunday’s Children’s Activity Sheet can be found here
Children’s Activity Sheet

If you prefer a traditional form of worship you can find other online services on The Church of England’s website here:

https://www.churchofengland.org/news-and-media/church-online/weekly-online-services

Our Benefice Online Coffee Morning continues each Wednesday at 10am, please do join us with your tea and coffee to chat with other members of the congregation and community. Here is the link, meeting id and password for Wednesday 10th February:

https://us05web.zoom.us/j/85261029991?pwd=bzJHRzE0dkk1M0w3SkEyaW9oeFdMUT09

Meeting ID: 852 6102 9991

Passcode: Coffee

The following Sunday 14th February, Reverend Val will be celebrating Holy Communion online on behalf of the Benefice.

Community pantry

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more pasta, tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, household cleaning stuff and tinned steak, mince, curry etc. Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular.

Sunday 31st of January

As this Sunday 31st of January is the fifth Sunday of the month, we have no Benefice services scheduled. You can find online services and other resources to worship from home on the Church of England website here:

https://www.churchofengland.org/news-and-media/church-online

You can also find online services and more from our Cathedral at Bury St Edmunds here:

https://stedscathedral.org/worship/

You can download our Benefice’s new look Pew Sheet (containing the Collect, Readings and Prayers) and the Children’s Activity Page for Sunday 31st January here:

Weekly Pew Sheet

Children’s Activity Sheet

Our Benefice Online Coffee Morning continues at 10am on Wednesday mornings, all ages are very welcome, please do come with your tea or coffee to chat with other members of our congregation and community. The link and information you will need to attend at 10am on Wednesday 3rd February is

https://us05web.zoom.us/j/83356215723?pwd=YXBCTTljUGlCYmQ4Y0o4V00raWx0Zz09

Meeting ID: 833 5621 5723
Passcode: Coffee

The following Sunday the 7th February, will be First Sunday, a lovely and joyful Christingle service. We will provide links next week to alternative Church of England online services if you prefer a traditional service.

Sunday 24th January Third Sunday of Epiphany

For the time being, there will be no in-person services in the Benefice, due to the current Covid situation.

So please join Reverend Val as she celebrates Holy Communion on behalf of the Benefice from her own home.

Our online service will be available on the Benefice Facebook Page and YouTube channel, with links from this page.

Download the Service Sheet from here
Service Sheet (Word)
Service Sheet (PDF)

The new look Pew Sheet (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This Sunday’s Children’s Activity Sheet can be found here
Children’s Activity Sheet