We welcome you to The United Benefice of Kelvedon & Feering. We have two churches in our Parish which are situated in adjacent villages in the County of Essex. The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Kelvedon and All Saints' Church, Feering.
CHURCH SERVICES ARE RESTARTING
We are pleased to confirm that church services on will re-start in St Mary’s on Sunday, 2nd August, at 10.00 am. This will be a ‘United Benefice’ service and will be open to anyone in our two villages (and beyond!). After discussion, it was agreed that many regular worshippers miss the sacrament most, so it will be a Holy Communion Service, lasting about 45 minutes. Worshippers will be receiving the bread only and not the wine. I’m afraid we can’t sing hymns, but music will be played before, during and after the service. You’re warmly invited to come. Please be aware of the need for social distancing in church; the church toilets will be open as well. We do realise that several regular worshippers may not feel ready to return to church, so our online ‘Spiritual Communion’ services will continue for the time being. These can be found here Services
You will also be aware that the Government now requires us to wear face-coverings in shops and other enclosed public spaces. This does include churches, so we must now ask you to bring and wear a face-covering when you come to church, especially for Sunday services. We hope this won’t discourage you from coming to St Mary’s, either for services or simply to pray or sit quietly.
St Mary’s Church is also open for Private Prayer twice a week on Sundays and Wednesdays. The Church will be open on Sunday from 9-10am, then from after the services (roughly 10.45am) to 12 noon; and Wednesdays 2-4 pm. Sarah and Simon have produced a short video of what to expect when visiting St Mary’s which you can view here: https://youtu.be/IS1iEHK0ehQ.
Unfortunately, while the building work continues, All Saints Church remains closed at this current time.
Churches are able to start services again for Weddings & Funerals from 4th July. For more information please click here:Baptisms, Weddings & Funerals
KEEPING YOU UPDATED
Due to Governement Guidance, we are currently sending out Weekly Notice Sheets and Church updates as well as any new information regarding COVID-19 updates by email. If you would like to receive a copy, please email our Administrator, Fleur Harris-Horslen - EMail
For up to date information regarding COVID-19 please look at our dedicated page by clicking on this link COVID-19 Information
CHURCH RESOURCES DURING CORONAVIRUS
HOW YOU CAN HELP
We have been busy with several projects to provide support where needed during this Pandemic. We have also set up a way of making donations to our Churches online for ease and convenience. For ways you could help and current projects you can join in with, please go to our Church Activities page by following this link: Church Activities
WHAT'S ON FOR ADULTS, FAMILIES AND CHILDREN
Although some events have been cancelled, we have found many other ways to keep you busy. For more information of what is on in Kelvedon, Feering and surrounding villages please follow this link to our Wha'ts on page: What's On or Children and Young People.. During Lockdown we are adding activities for Children to our Website and are also planning to have some Messy Churches on YouTube.. For more information pleae click here: Messy Church
PARISH MAGAZINES & WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
Monthly magazines for each Parish are produced each month. You can either subscribe to them or view them on the Website. More information about subscribing or viewing the Magazines can be found here: News
A weekly newsletter is also produced, which proviides information about the Churches and any events coming up. You can read this here: News. We are also currently sending this out weekly by email. Pleaes email our Benefice Administrator, Fleur Harris-Horslen to be added to the mailling list: Email
We are committed to Safeguarding children and young people and vulnerable adults.
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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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Please join us for a Sponsored Walk on the 8th August at 10 a.m. More information can be found here: What's On
We now have activities and video sessions for MESSY CHURCH during lockdown. For more information please click here: Messy Church
St Mary's Annual Parochial Council Meeting is on Sunday 13th September at 11am. More information can be found here What's On
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