CHURCH SERVICES STARTING AGAIN FROM SUNDAY 5th JULY
From Sunday 5th July we will be holding Church Services again at 8.30am and 10am.
UPDATE 19 July Following the UK Government announcement we ask that anyone coming into the Church building for Services wears a face Covering. There are some exceptions. Children under 11 and those with certain medical conditions do not have to wear a Face Covering. For more information on those who are exempt from wearing a Face Covering please check the UK Government website.
Please note:- The 8.30am will be BCP Said Holy Communion. Wafers only will be distributed, and not wine.
The 10am Service will be Said Morning Worship, a non-communion Service. This will last up to 30 minutes, and we are not allowed to have corporate hymn/worship song singing. We are not able to serve refreshments at the end of the Service.
We realise that not everyone will be able to attend, will have a pre-recorded version of the Sunday talk/sermon available on the Church Facebook page from 11am on Sunday
There are restrictions on what we are able to do within the building
There will be a limit on numbers. We envisage the maximum number would be 30 people. If we reach capacity for a Service, then we would have to ask others to stay outside in the Churchyard. Should this be the case, we are thinking of ways that we can broadcast sound into the Churchyard.
We will be following the appropriate social distancing guidelines within the Church building allowable under Government guidance.
Please observe social distancing in the Churchyard, if queuing to get into Church
Entry into Church will be via the main door.
Please use the hand sanitiser provided, on entering and leaving the building.
You may also want to bring your own hand sanitiser.
At the end of the Service we will ask people to go into the Churchyard and may direct those nearest the main door to leave first.
Individuals who are shielding, should continue to follow the Government’s advice on shielding
Do not come to Church if you are showing symptoms that be of COVID-19 e.g. Stay away if you have a new, continuous cough or a high temperature or loss of or change to sense of smell or taste.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2020
COFFEE UNDER THE BELLS has gone online and now OUTSIDE also!
CHURCHYARD COFFEE/ZOOM COFFEE SCHEDULE
An Informal gathering for coffee in the churchyard, if fine, or online if wet!
For further details please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01306 631440
Thursday 3rd September – Churchyard Coffee 10.30 – 11.30 am if fine, Zoom Coffee from 10.15 if wet.
Thursday 10th September – Churchyard Coffee 10.30 – 11.30 am if fine, Zoom Coffee from 10.15 if wet.
Thursday 17th September – Churchyard Coffee 10.30 – 11.30 am if fine, Zoom Coffee from 10.15 if wet.
Wednesday 23rd September – Zoom Coffee 9.45am
TALK IN THE TOWER – restarting
Thursday 23rd July and Thursday 27th August 10.30 -11.30am
Thursday 24 September and Thursday 22 October 10.30 -11.30am
St Peter’s Church
Talk in the Tower – Talking about Prayer
An informal DVD and discussion group, followed by refreshments (if possible) and a time of fellowship. If you’ve never come before, it would be lovely to see you. For further details and/or to let us know you are coming, please contact Celia 01306 631 440 or Martin 01306 631 485
COVID-19 guidance will be followed. Please wear a mask or face covering and bring your own mug with you. Social distancing will be observed in church, and if we gather outside
PARISH MAGAZINE ONLINE – October Edition
The Parish Magazine is once again in print! Copies will be delivered and are available from the church.
However, for convenience we are also publishing a PDF of the printed version of the magazine here which can be read by clicking on the link below.
ONLINE MESSAGES AND TALKS
A number of short Sunday messages / talks will be available to view on our Facebook page, please like the page to get further updates.
NEWDIGATE’S GOT TALENT
We know that some folks have been using these weeks of lockdown to get creative. Here are four wonderful drawings done by Paul Middleton. If you have examples of your artwork during lockdown, please forward them to us, we’d love to see them
VE DAY 75 LEST WE FORGET
A Prayer and Act of Commitment
Lord God our Father, we pledge ourselves to serve you and all humankind, in the cause of peace, for the relief of want and suffering, and for the praise of your name. Guide us by your Spirit; give us wisdom; give us courage; give us hope; and keep us faithful now and always. Amen.
VE DAY 75 Picnic Celebrations in Newdigate
TEDDY BEAR HUNT
Girls and Boys, if you are out with you Mums and Dads on your daily exercise and doing the NEWDIGATE TEDDY BEAR HUNT, look out for ‘Rev Teddy’ at the Church Porch
Please note that our St Peter’s Newdigate Connect Groups remain connected through phoning one another or meeting on online platforms. Thus prayer and support continues to be available for everyone.
If you would like to be part of one of these groups particularly during this time of isolation, please get in touch with or Andrew 01306 631469 or Melanie 01306 632815
CORONAVIRUS EPIDEMIC UPDATE
On Tuesday 17th March 2020, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York instructed that all services of public worship and mid-week group activities in Church of England Churches, including St. Peter’s Church Newdigate, were to stop until further notice. This includes all of the St. Peter’s Connect Groups, Bellringing Practice, Choir Practice, and our Children and Youth Groups and Activities.
This instruction by our Archbishops was made in response to the UK Government’s statement urging us all to stop unnecessary social contact at this time, as we grapple with the consequences of the coronavirus epidemic.
However, we want to reassure you that Newdigate Church will remain open and unlocked each daytime, for any who wish to spend time in private prayer.
If you would like to donate any items to Dorking Foodbank we have left a collection box inside the main door of Church. Extra donated items are much needed at the moment, as the Foodbank copes with increased requests.
Social distancing may leave you feeling distressed, upset and fearful. We are all aware that many people are going to suffer during this time and, tragically, there may be some deaths, and we think of those who are grieving. Our Clergy and Pastoral Assistants are available if you would like to talk with someone on the telephone. Please see contact numbers below.
Please join us in praying for our Government and nation, for each other, and especially for those who work in our health and emergency services.
With every blessing Andrew Coe
Rev Andrew Coe 01306 631469 email@example.com
Rev Dr. Martin Gilpin 01306 631485
Tina Callcut 01306 631148
Linda Glynn 01306 631647
Barry Jordan 07969 128420
Celia Newbery 01306 631440
Marianne Tartari 01306 887235
St. Peter’s Parish Office 01306 631848
Other contact details you may need at this time
Newdigate Parish Council
Clerk – Lesley Bignell 07958 519350 firstname.lastname@example.org
Henry Smith Charity
Don Thwaites 01293 871681
CORONA VIRUS / COVID-19 Newdigate Village Response
A Newdigate Contact Volunteer Group has been set up with a view to helping to coordinate support and (non-medical) help – like running errands, shopping, dog walking, tracking down what you need, etc. and to signpost to other support you need.
Your first point of contact for help is the volunteer group listed below. The volunteer contacts will either help directly – or will find someone who can help.
VOLUNTEER CONTACTS FOR COVID-19 SUPPORT
Ingelise Funnell 07917 631700
Ali Shears 07595 600064
Phil Crutcher 07815 790779
Lou Betty Rowe 07770 837091
Sue Harris 07929 600076
Jo Unwin 07969 830605
Sue Goff 07789 675078
Christiana Powell 07795 285667
**If you need medical help or advice you should follow official guidelines**
For those on the Newdigate Village Facebook Group – contact a volunteer or if you want to post a request for help direct to the group page, follow the guidelines:
- Be clear on what you need
- To allow our admins and volunteers to see your request please prefix your post with COVID-19 so we can prioritise a response to it.
- Don’t share your address or phone number on a public post
- Ask people to Messenger (DM/PM you) and not respond directly to the post
- Once you have been helped, reply so people know no further action is needed. This will help to safeguard against vulnerability and ensure that people are helped in the most .
- efficient way
Please note YOUR first point of contact should be the volunteer contact group.
Updates will be made on HTTPS://NEXTDOOR.CO.UK
and THE NEWDIGATE VILLAGE FACEBOOK. PAGE.AThttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1724229811165
FREE FOOD FOR WHEN ENDS DON’T MEET
This is from Foodaid Brockham. The food is surplus, fresh, and packaged supermarket and shop stock with a nearing ‘use by date’. This is an ongoing service that can be provided three days a week or can be used as a short-term stop gap if you are waiting for money to arrive. It is a completely confidential service, members of Newdigate Cotanct Volunteer Group (NCVG) don’t need to share your name with the Brockham Foodaid packing team. Contact a member of NCVG (telephone numbers above) who collect the food parcel from Brockham and deliver to your doorstep.
FIRMS WHO WILL DO LOCAL DELIVERIES
A list can be found on the internet at www.bit.ly/NCVGinfo.
We’re all in it together – Newdigate Church –Newdigate Parish Council – Your Neighbours and Friends
At St Peter’s, we like to think of ourselves as an informal, encouraging and welcoming Anglican Church, seeking to root our Bible teaching in the reality of everyday life.
Come as you are. There is an open invitation to anyone who would want to come visit us. We welcome people of all ages, cultures, ethnic origin and backgrounds and we look forward to welcoming you to one of our regular Sunday morning services or mid-week activities.
We believe God speaks to us today, wants to touch our lives with His love, grace and healing power, and wants to be deeply involved in all of our lives. We consider that He is just as relevant to each of us in the 21st century as he was in the 1st century.
Our church building has been a place of worship and prayer for 800 years. The building is littered with the evidence of generations of Christians, who have lived out a life of Faith. The core of the church is not the building but the community of people and we’d love you to meet us.
The PCC of St Peter’s Church Newdigate have adopted the Church Of England “Promoting a Safer Church” Policy Statement, national policies and Practice Guidance approved by the House of Bishops. This policy statement actively underpins all safeguarding work within the church.
The PCC is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within our community
“Promoting a Safer Church” sets out the Church of England’s commitment to making the church a safer place for all.
The Policy Statement, Policies, Guidance and Protocols are available to view on the Guildford diocesan website at www.cofeguildford.org.uk/safeguardingpolicy
Contact details if you have any concerns about Safeguarding issues
St Peter’s Newdigate Parish Safeguarding Officer for Children and Vulnerable adults
E-mail email@example.com Phone 07813 044665
Guildford Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 07552 530355
St. Peter’s Newdigate Designated Safeguarding Lead
Rev Andrew Coe
E-mail email@example.com Phone 01306 631469
Fuller details about St. Peter’s Newdigate Safeguarding policy, and details of how to get help outside of the Church with
Safeguarding issues can be found on the Safeguarding tab of this website.