Kelvedon and Feering Churches
Kelvedon and Feering Churches

December 2021 - Mobile COVID Vaccination Support

We are supporting various local sites across Colchester with the COVID-19 vaccination programme and are looking for volunteers to support this.

You will be tasked with different roles in supporting the team such as, queue marshalling, post vaccination area support and offering appropriate signposting to those who would benefit from support.

The pop up sites have a  normal operating time of 10am-4pm however, this can vary depending on the location.

We ask that all volunteers;

  • ensure speed, safety and security; address any issues that arise or escalate to a Healthcare Professional if needed.
  • that you effectively communicate with the other areas’ representatives to avoid congestion.
  • ensure that patients follow COVID guidelines such as social distancing and mask protection at all times.
  • support patients who require additional support (carer/chaperone, additional language support). Provide enhanced support to those requiring it (e.g. those who cannot queue standing)
  • assist in the prevention of overcrowding by ensuring the crowd limits in various parts of the different locations are complied with.


Friendly and Approachable.

Archbishops' letter - a call to prayer each Monday at 6.00pm

Please find a link below to a letter from the Archbishop regarding a new call to prayer at 6 pm every day from Monday:

Message from Kelvedon and Feering Coronavirus Support Group regarding transport to Earls Colne for vaccine appointments 


It’s come to our attention that some of our residents who have been offered a vaccine appointment may have turned it down on the basis that they cannot get to Earls Colne, and they have been WRONGLY advised that there is no transport available to them. This is not the case, and we are taking people to Earls Colne today and any day that is needed. 


BUDDIES: we know that many of you are still in regular contact with the people you have been shopping for throughout 2020. When you speak to them, please let them know we have a team of drivers lined up.


NEIGHBOURS: if you live near someone who you believe falls into one of the priority groups currently being offered the vaccine, please speak to them and let them know volunteer drivers are available. 


Please help us share the message that transport should not be a barrier to getting this incredibly important vaccination. 

Anyone requiring transport should call 07971 939644 and this will be arranged.

RCSM Digital Resources


Thank you for continuing to support the Royal School of Church Music. I am writing to you to flag up a few ways which the RSCM is supporting member churches and highlights all the information that is currently on offer to affiliated churches and individual members, especially in these difficult Covid times. Useful links can be found further down this email. 


May I draw a few things to your attention that are available to your church as a member of the RSCM: 

  • The affiliation applies to all members of your church. 


  • All members of the congregation can sign up for our e-newsletter.  They can do this by logging into and scrolling down to the bottom of the Home Page. 

  • The RSCM Website contains the latest relevant government guidelines for COVID, in addition to all the other necessary Risk Assessment templates, advice and FAQs etc.  

  • Church Music Quarterly (our quarterly magazine) is available online at   

  • The Sunday by Sunday magazine is an excellent planning tool which helps with the choice of 
    music for every Sunday of the church’s year. The online version is available in the Members’ Area of the Webshop. 

  • Please look out for RSCM online services. The next is the Big Christmas Carol Service on December 12th. Links for that service and resources can be found below my email signature and I have also attached some more information about it. 

  • Members Music eBooks are free to download from the RSCM Webshop. 

  • The RSCM is presenting a weekly series of free Friday lunchtime lectures at 1 pm on a range of topics on interest. These can be accessed via the Royal School of Church Music Facebook and Twitter pages and the YouTube channel. 

  • Recent Webinars are available as digital downloads from the RSCM Webshop for a small charge (see below). 

  • Music Sunday 2021 is June 6th – please put the date in your diary, and encourage your church to support it. 


Useful links to RSCM Digital Resources 


 Membership details are available here:  


How to sign up for a newsletter:  

Please scroll right to the bottom of the main page:  


RSCM’s help in times of COVID here:  

·         This Includes: FAQ’s – on the Resumption of Singing  

·         Models for playing and singing in church  

·         A Risk assessment introduction and template  

·         The Latest Government (all individual areas of the UK) and C of E guidance  


Help sheets covering the following topics:  


Virtual Choir Kits:  


Magazines access:  

Members music e-books and the latest current Sunday by Sunday.  

Other material is available via the webshop, including a range of Christmas gifts, cards, carols and collections.  


Member resources at Music Direct:  


Links to recent webinars:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information & Updates


Letter from Chaplaincy re NHS COVID-19.[...]
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Repeat Prescriptions – 21 June 2020

Third Party Repeat Requests

We will no longer accept prescription requests from a third party on your behalf i.e. from all community and online pharmacies and from appliance contractors. We would like you, the patient or representative, to order your prescription medicines that you need directly from the surgery. This will help to reduce medication waste, stock piling and improve overall patient safety. This directive came from the CCG and has been rolled out Nationwide.


Order Online

SystmOnline is available to ALL our registered patients. Once registered, you can order your Repeat Prescriptions online via your home PC or mobile device.

Please contact the surgery and ask to register for SystmOnline Access if you don’t have a username and password.


Other ways

•In person at the surgery

•Post – we can return your prescriptions by post if you attach a stamped self-addressed envelope to your prescription request

•Automatic repeats - If you have the same medicines and the same dose each month we can set up an automatic repeat to avoid the need for re-ordering each month.  Please call the surgery and ask for an appointment to the pharmacist to see if this can be set up for you.

•By email


For previous messages from Kelvedon & Feering Health Centre and Dickens Place Surgery please look at their website by clicking on this link:

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{Please note tha this may differ according to Church Events & Festivals. Any change to the regular Sunday Services will appear above.)



9.30 a.m.   Holy Communion with Hymns



8.00 a.m.    Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)

(First Sunday of the Month Only)


11.00 a.m. Holy Communion with Hymns - (Family Service held on the First Sunday of the Month)


Monthly Night Prayer (Compline)    

Every First Wednesday of the Month at 8.30 p.m.

Night Prayer is our short, quiet, reflective service on the first Wednesday of the month.  An ideal way to finish your day, especially if you don’t feel you can come to church at the moment. 

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Meeting ID: 833 9881 3389

Passcode: 604152



Term Time Only - Every Wednesday at 9.30 a.m.


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