Throughout July, as you go about your business, we wonder if you could reflect on whatever you’re doing and see whether you could think of giving something to someone else.
Dr Claire Dickson, from All Hallows, completed a sponsored endurance race on 4 July and in doing so raised over £1,000 for the St Aidan's Foodshare programme. Well done Claire.
Although the government has now lifted the Covid-19 restrictions, services at All Hallows and St Mary Magdalene will continue to employ some Covid-style restrictions.
There will be no singing but the wearing of facemasks will not be obligatory and social distancing rules will be relaxed. However appropriate actions will be taken to ensure everyone wishing to attend a church service feels safe.
Pause for Thought
With the Reverend Angela Hannafin
Despite the gruelling months we have been through with the pandemic, I’ve seen positive signs of human goodness everywhere. People have been remarkably kind and generous. In our local community there have been people phoning one another, or standing in their driveways to exchange greetings with them, delivering food, medication, newspapers...
Summer Bible Study
Our online bible study is off and running. It is based on The Lord’s Prayer, using the 'Pilgrim’s Journey' booklet, which you can buy from a number of online retailers or from Church House Publishing.
The course is running over eight weeks, on a Wednesday, at 7pm for an hour, until 21 July. If you’d like to join us, please email the Parish Office for the Zoom link. You don’t have to attend every week, just come when you can.
Village News Magazine
The June - July 21 edition of our online Village News magazine is now available.
The magazine combines a mix of articles of general interest with church news and information. This edition looks forward to those balmy, sunny days of summer, which bring with them long, light evenings and the colourful blooms of a myriad flowers.
Parish Five Year Plan
2021 - 2026
Plans to grow and develop the work of our churches in the parish over the next five years were announced at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting on 4 May 2021.
Our Environmental Policy
Our planet is facing a dramatic change in climate, which according to scientists the world over is a result of human action over the last 150 years, predominantly through the burning of fossil fuels to create energy.
As Christians we have a responsibility to take care of God's creation and the Parish Environmental Policy declares our commitment to do just that.
For help, support & information
Precious Times Resource
Words don’t seem to be able to fully describe just how difficult and challenging the last year has been. I continue to struggle with making sense of what we are living through.
Prayer & worship
Find the time to explore some of these resources and listen to weekly intercessions, lead by Angela and members of our congregation, to help you through this pandemic.
Free dial-in worship
The Archbishop of Canterbury has launched a free national phone line as a simple new way to bring worship and prayer into people’s homes during the coronavirus lockdown.
The church really helps me put life in perspective, particularly when I've had a challenging week.