There is only one in-person service this Sunday, a 10am Benefice Thanksgiving (with Archdeacon David) at Nayland.
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 Wiston, one side of the aisle will be for people with masks and the other for non mask wearers, if required. In the smaller churches of Wiston, Leavenheath and Polstead we are encouraging the continued use of masks by everyone; it is still a matter of choice and consideration for others in all the churches. We will be reviewing these issues again at the September Churchwardens/ministry team meeting so if you have any views about these, please let your churchwardens know. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.