Welcome to St Mary's, Kelvedon and All Saints', Feering, our two churches situated in adjacent villages in Essex. Due to COVID-19, both churches are currently closed for both Public Worship and Private Prayer.
KEEPING YOU UPDATED
Due to Governement Guidance, we are currently sending out weekly Notice Sheets and Church updates regarding COVID-19 updates by email.
If you would like to receive a copy, please email our Administrator, Fleur, EMail
While we are unable to be in Church to worship together, Revd. Simon Garwood will prepare Readings, Prayers and an Address for each Sunday's Service. All can be found by clicking on: Services
We have also received a Spiritual Communion Service from Chelmsford Diocese for you to use in your own home. You can find this by clicking on: Services
Letter from Revd. Simon Garwood regarding the lighting of a candle on a Sunday night:
"Following on from the suggestion of the Archbishops for last Sunday, I am quite taken with the idea of lighting a candle at 7.00 pm tonight (and/or any other night if you like) so I’ve compiled a short evening service around it. I hope you find it helpful, but please don’t think you need to follow it slavishly – use it or adapt it in any way you like.
I hope you find this a helpfully structured way of praying and recalling that Christ is the Light of the world. I hope it also enables you to pray for those in need, especially for all who feel they are currently enveloped in the ‘darkness’ of the virus, and for those who love them and for those who are caring for them.
With every blessing at this strange and difficult time,
Please find the link for the short evening service here:Services
DIOCESAN CONSULTATION TO HELP TO IDENTIFY THE NEXT BISHOP OF CHELMSFORD
In April Bishop Stephen Cottrell left his role of Bishop of Chelmsford in April after nearly a decade in post and he will in due course be installed as Archbishop of York. The process is now underway to discern who God is calling to be the next Bishop of Chelmsford and as part of that process the diocese would like to hear what we all think. This process includes a diocesan consultation that will run until 4 July. If you would like to know more and to take part in the consultation please have a look at the Diocesan website where you can also take part online:
THE UK BLESSING - CHURCHES SING THE BLESSING OVER THE UK
A beautiful blessing to lift and calm you.
KELVEDON & FEERING PRAYER LINK - WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU.
St Mary’s Kelvedon and All Saints’ Feering have a list of people available to pray for you and our community. If you have a prayer request please ring Sarah on 07807214953/570381 or Anne on 571289 for Kelvedon or Sonia on 561946 for Feering and they will pass your prayer request onto the Prayer Team.
Your request can give as much or as little information as you would like. Just a first name and “please pray for Jane or John” Or you can give the full name and more details. It does help to know roughly why the request has been made, so “please pray for Jane who is worried about the health of her children” is the sort of information that helps us focus.
Please be assured we will keep any information you give us strictly confidential.
CHURCH OF ENGLAND PHONE LINE - THE DAILY HOPE
The Church of England has launched a phone line , the Daily Hope, with hymns, prayers and other resources. The phone number is 0800 804 8044 and is free. It is particularly for those who aren't online or can't access online services.
KNITTING HEARTS FOR COVID 19 PATIENTS IN IPSWICH AND COLCHESTER HOSPITALS
Christine Hall from Tiptree Ministries has arranged with Jackie Hatton to collect knitting hearts for COVID-19 patients in Ipswich and Colchester hospitals.These hearts are a lovely idea. Two hears at made with one going to the hospitalized patient and the other to the closest relative bringing love to both. When you make them please do not stuff them too plumply as one is to be sent through the post to the relative at home. Make these hearts with love. All colours are ok as long as they are in matching pairs but pink or red are preferable. It is important to use clean yarn and seal them in a taped bag, such as a freezer bag, the bags should be dated because 72 hours must have elapsed before being opened.
The hearts can be dropped off with Jackie Hatton at East of England Co-op Funeral on the cross roads at 1-3 Chapel Road, Tiptree, CO5 0RA. Please come to the front door and she will direct you to the back of the building to drop them off (as the front door is locked). Her Co-op Funeral team colleagues will then deliver them to the hospitals for us. If you wish to phone Jackie before you deliver please call on 01621 279999.
HEARTS KNITTING PATTERN – see attachment below for full details. The pattern is copyright © 2016 Amanda Berry. All rights reserved.
If you have any queries please contact Christine Hall by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FEERING & KELVEDON VILLAGE 'SAFARI"
The Safari is taking a breakk this week to allow the organisers to have a rest! We are hoping that these restart again soon.
Each weekend both villages are holding a themed Safari where residents (or businesses) display pcitures, models and displays, made by children and adults, for all to see. There is a map to show which properties are taking part, Please remember to keep safe, maintain social distancing and don’t touch the displays. If you would like to be involved or would like a copy of the map detailing properties that are taking part, please email Debbie Burton at email@example.com.
SCRUBS FOR THE NHS & CARE WORKERS
We are looking for Volunteers to sew, volunteers for admin & logistics and donations of polyester-cotton sheets, duvet covers, pillow cases as material and sewing thread to make Scrubs for the NHS and Care Workers. For more information please look at our COVID-19 Information page or click on the following link:
REVD. SIMON GARWOOD - VIDEO MESSAGES
Simon has prepared some Videos that you might wish to watch at home. Please click on the following link:
For those of you who enjoy sewing and are a little bored, our craft ladies are organising an Embroidery Project and invite you to join them. Please see below for more information.
THE ROYAL SCHOOL OF CHURCH MUSIC DIGITAL RESOURCES
The Royal Schol of Church Music provide a Hymn of the Day and Sunday Self Service, Both of these can be found on their website: https://www.rscm.org.uk/our-resources/hftd/
PRAYER RESOURCES DURING CORONAVIRUS
You’re warmly encouraged to use the prayer resources that the Church has provided during this time by clicking on this link:
A PRAYER FOR ALL THOSE AFFECTED BY CORONAVIRUS
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
RESOURCES FROM CHELMSFORD DIOCESE TO SUPPORT YOUR CHURCH WORSHIP AT HOME
Throughout Christian history, some Christian people have found themselves isolated from the sacramental life of the Church for all sorts of reasons and particularly in times of plague, famine and warfare. At such times the Church has encouraged people to make what is called a spiritual communion. It is a way of uniting yourself with Jesus and entering into a communion with him even though you are not able to receive the sacrament. Chelmsford's Diocese Spiritual Communion Web Page includes an explainer video and order of service which can be downloaded and used at home.
Live Streamed Services from Chelmsford Cathedral
Chelmsford Cathedral are now live streaming morning and evening prayer every day on their Facebook page.
National Day of Prayer and Action
Perhaps the simplest way to encourage home worship this Sunday is to ask people to participate in the Churches Together National Day of Prayer and Action. People are encouraged to light a candle and put it in their window at 7pm and to pray for the sick, the anxious and those who work in our Health Service and Emergency Services.
Further Information regarding support from Chelmsford Diocese and worshipping at home can be found on their website:
Letter from Archbishops and Diocesan Bishops of the Church of England to all clergy in the Church of England regarding Church Closures:
This decision has been taken following medical advice to the Church and in response to the Government’s announcement about further measures to slow the spread of Coronavirus on 23rd March 2020. We are very sorry to report and to comply with this, but please find more information here: https://www.chelmsford.anglican.org/coronavirus-faqs
BBC ESSEX RADIO INTERVIEW
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The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website:
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