Kelvedon and Feering Churches
Kelvedon and Feering Churches

Welcome to St Mary's Kelvedon and All Saints' Feering

Welcome to St Mary's, Kelvedon and All Saints', Feering, our two churches situated in adjacent villages in Essex. 

 

THE ARCHBISHOPS OF CANTERBURY AND YORK HAVE WRITTEN TO SAY THAT ALL CHURCH BUILDINGS BE CLOSED, NOT ONLY FOR PUBLIC WORSHIP BUT ALSO FOR PRIVATE PRAYER.

Letter from Archbishops and Diocesan Bishops of the Church of England to all clergy in the Church of England:

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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

 

At present, building work will continue at All Saints’, unless Government guidelines change.

PALM SUNDAY

We are very sorry that due to the current restrictions we can’t distribute palm crosses this year.  Instead, can we suggest that you make your own? We hope to put either video or audio material on our website for Palm Sunday, which will include a prayer of blessing for the palms.  Please check our website later this week or over the weekend.

 

Do check the Diocese of Chelmsford website, especially its ‘Holy Week at Home’ resources:

https://www.chelmsford.anglican.org/holyweekathome 

 

We hope and pray that you all have a rich, reflective and peaceful Holy Week.

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

 

SHORT SERVICE OF LIGHT - LIGHT A CANDLE AT 7PM EVERY 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,

 

Simon

 

Please find the link for the short evening service here:

Services

 

THE ROYAL SCHOOL OF CHURCH MUSIC DIGITAL RESOURCES

The Royal Schol of Church Music have provide a Hymn of the Day and Sunday Self Service, All of this can be found here: 

 

https://www.rscm.org.uk/our-resources/hftd/

 

CORONAVIRUS

You’re warmly encouraged to use the prayer resources that the Church has provided during this time by clicking on this link:

 

https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-liturgy-and-prayer-resources

 

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

Spiritual Communion

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. Our 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. Please follow them and share their live stream posts on your own church Facebook.

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

 

Further Information regarding support from Chelmsford Diocese and worshipping at home can be found on their website:

ttps://www.chelmsfordcathedral.org.uk/church-at-home.html

 

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 Harris, by clicking this link:  EMail

Whilst our Churches are closed our conection with God is not. We think the poster below is a good reminder of this. 

Kelvedon St Mary's

All Services are 

cancelled until further 

notice.

 

Feering All Saints'

All Services are 

cancelled until further

notice.

 

 

St Mary's Family Service & Untidy Crafts -

Cancelled until further 

notice.

Messy Church

We hold Messy Church events regularly throughout the year.

Teddy Bear Club

Cancelled until further notice.

Lent 2020

Cancelled until further

notice

Feering Family Services

Join us for our short, lively services aimed at young families. 

Parish Magazines

Please see the news section for the latest copies of our parish magazines available online.

Charities

Read more about the charities we support., including the Lent Appeal.

BBC ESSEX INTERVIEW

 

Click the link below to Father Simon's Interview on the BBC Essex Sunday Breakfast programme...

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Safeguarding Policies

We are committed to Safeguarding children and young people and vulnerable adults. 

 

For further information regarding our Safeguarding Policies please click here: 

Safeguarding Information

 

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:

https://www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding

Follow us on Social Media

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Feering Church is now live on Twitter

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WHAT'S ON

 

Calendar & Events

 

TEDDY BEAR CLUB every Wednesday 9:30am (St Mary's) - find out more click here(Term time only).

 

See the Services page for information of upcoming services.

 

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