We seek companionship with God, with each other and those we meet along the way.
WORSHIP RETURNS TO
OUR CHURCH BUILDING
Following the recent government announcement relaxing some of the lockdown restrictions, we are able to return to our church to worship as from Sunday 5 July!
What will happen in July and August:
For Sundays during the summer months, we will offer two Sunday services - one in the building and one via zoom.
Sundays at 9.15 am:
This will be a said service of Holy Communion. The congregation are expected to social distance in the church, not attend if they feel unwell and can only receive communion in one kind (wafer). We will not share the peace. All the words of our worship will be on the screen as we are not allowed to hand out papers or books. Unfortunately, we are also not able to offer refreshments at the end of worship.
Sundays at 10.30 am:
This service will contain hymns and singing (which we cannot do in church yet); it will follow the usual format that we have been following during lockdown - bible readings, sermon, prayers, singing and include time to socialise.
Every Wednesday, A said service of Holy Communion in church at the usual time of 10. am.
Every Saturday, everybodyon our church contacts database will receive a Pastoral letter via email. (Does Alison have your email address Send it to -)
Also on Saturdays, join us for live Morning Prayer via zoom video at 9.30 am for 20 minutes.
We will review our delivery of services at the end of August in anticipation of more relaxations in the restrictions to our worship.
We look forward to seeing you back in our church building, or on zoom, which ever suits you and your circumstances best.
SEE OUR CHURCH
Below are links to new plans for our church re-ordering scheme...
Prayer: a new video is
added every weekday morning (except Fridays, the vicar's day off); do join in.
Text for Morning Prayer is in column on the right.
NO SOUND? Click on the small musical note icon within the video (lower right hand corner) to turn the sound on.
Join in the prayers and responses for Daily Prayer in the morning.
O Lord, open our lips
and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.
A prayer of thanksgiving is said; it ends with the text:
Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Blessed be God for ever.
An opening prayer is said; at the end, we say: Amen
THE WORD OF GOD
A psalm set for the day is said here
A reflection for the day may follow here.
Prayers for God's world are offered. At the end, the Collect for the season is said:
The Lord's Prayer is said.
The Lord bless us, and preserve us from all evil, and keep us
in eternal life.
Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
for 2019 available here:
Financial Report for 2019
How to join worship via live video
During lockdown, all our worship will be conducted via live video link from the vicarage. To join in, follow these steps:
Ensure you have a computer, laptop, smart phone or iPad that has a camera and microphone.
Check that Alison has your email address. You will receive a new invitation via email to join each worship event; it has a unique meeting code number.
Download the software from the zoom website onto your device (phone, computer, laptop or iPad) :
Check your email for the invitation to join worship. Make a note of the meeting code number. Click on the long line of text and numbers highlighted in blue in the email. This will open the app and start to connect you to the meeting. You will need to confirm the meeting code number.
You may need to click on the icon to start your camera.
And that is it! If you want help connecting, please contact
the wardens who will help you with this process.
We really look forward to seeing you again!
We are not producing the usual paper magazine while lockdown and distancing restrict distribution. Instead, here is our second on-line e-Spire. We hope you find some interest and relevance in it. Do let us (the editors) know what you think of it.
You can also use this link to download the Daily Prayer App
INFORMATION FROM TRAFFORD COUNCIL
We are here for you.
Trafford’s Community Response
COVID 19 (Coronavirus) is affecting us all.
Do you need help with anything such as:
Getting fuel (if you’re on a pre-paid meter) Getting essential medication
Looking after pets
Someone to talk to
Across the borough of Trafford, your community of charities, businesses, community groups and the council have all come together to make sure you have the support you need during this challenging time.
Get Help – 0300 330 9073
If you live alone, are struggling to make ends meet, are self-isolating or generally in need of advice or support please contact 0300 330 9073 (8.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday).
The advice line is for Stockport, Oldham, Rochdale and Trafford. Please select option 4 for Trafford, then ignore the options for ‘goods and services’ or ‘pensions’ - just hold the line and we will signpost you to one of the Trafford Community Response Hubs to access the support you need.
Give Help: thrivetrafford.org.uk/covid-volunteer
If you are able to volunteer in your community, or are a local business who can support with anything from supplies to logistics– please visit the Thrive Trafford website:
Decorating our church door: do join in.
OUR CHURCH HALL IS NOW CLOSED AT ST ANNE'S
AND THE ST FRANCIS CENTRE IS ALSO CLOSED FOR ALL ACTIVITIES INCLUDING THE FOOD BANK; THE BREAD AND BUTTER THING operates outside the building at the usual time of 1.30 pm on Wednesdays.
PLEASE SEE TRAFFORD WEBSITE FOR HELP WITH VULNERABLE PEOPLE AND EMERGENCIES.
St Francis' Church Centre
Budworth Road, Sale Moor, M33 2RP
ACTIVITIES AT ST FRANCIS'
The St Francis' building is now closed following the government's latest advice.
So Monday's Coffee Morning is currently suspended.
So too is the normal operation of the Food Bank. We are seeking details of how the Food Bank is continuing to function.
Wednesday's Needles & Natter, and the Bread and Butter Thing are also suspended
Explore the faith at Messy Church through play, creativity, story, worship, followed by food. Ideal for young families. We normally meet on the first Saturday of the month. But Messy Church is suspended until further notice.
Worried? Somebody you know anxious and afraid?
Samaritans and Childline both have good resources on their websites to support you through the Coronavirus crisis.
samaritans.org call free 116 123
childlike.org.uk 0800 1111
The Rt Revd Mark Tanner
Click on the link below to meet Mark and his wife Lindsay:
St Anne’s takes its duty and obligation to protect all, extremely seriously. We have adopted the national Church of England's robust procedures and guidelines. You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at www.churchofengland.
If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues of a safeguarding matter then you can find useful contact information at www.chester.anglican.org/social-responsibility/safeguarding.
Communities of hope and resilience - USPG's message during the coronavirus lockdown.
The food bank is temporarily closed due to measures put in place to slow the spread of #covid19. Emergency support will continue to be available through the Trafford Community Response Line which will be operational Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm and managed by Citizens Advice Bureau. The number is 0300 330 9073
Coronavirus Prayer for the world
God of love and hope,
You made the world and care for all creation.
But the world feels strange right now.
The news is full of stories about Coronavirus.
Many people are anxious that they might get ill.
Many people are anxious about their family and friends.
Be with them in their worries and help them to find some peace.
We pray for the doctors and nurses and scientists who are working to discover the right medicines to give hope to those who are ill.
Thank you that even in this strange and worrying times, you are with us.
Help us to look for the signs of your goodness and love towards us.
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