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COVID 19 updates

3.8.2020

NEW COVID-19 UPDATE – BUILDING WILL BE OPEN FROM 9.8.20

You may have heard that churches are now able, with restrictions, to reopen for worship. After much prayer and discussion, we have decided to start opening from Sunday 9th August, 10:30, at All Saints, Wellington. We are excited about this possibility, but must mention that things will look a lot different. Initially we will be showing the same service that is going out on the internet, on the screens in church. As time goes on we hope that we will be able to do more live in church, but it is likely that restrictions on singing and sharing communion will be in place for some months. We intend to keep providing the online services. We will be asking you to sit in a certain place, either by yourself or with members of your household only, in order to keep social distancing, and you will be dismissed a row at a time at the end of the service. Please also be aware that face coverings will be required, unless you are exempt from wearing one for medical reasons, as per government guidelines.

If you would like to attend, please ring the office on 01952 248554 between 9am-12pm on the Thursday before the Sunday to book your place. We’re afraid that places are limited to 40, and will allocated on first come first served basis. When you ring, you will be asked whether you require a seat in the area of the church building covered by the hearing aid loop system. We will also give you a time slot to aim to arrive in, so that can manage the traffic in to the building safely. The church car park will be open, but it will not be possible to drive up to the church door.

5.7.20

15.5.20

Zoom now requires passwords as well as room IDs – please note that all the passwords are the same as the room IDs – just don’t leave any spaces.

Please note that St Catherine’s services are now going live at 9.30am, rather than the usual service time of 9am.

Please note there is no Night Prayer on Fridays.

8.5.20

22.4.20

20.4.20

Foodbank:

1- There are donation points (on the attached flyer), of where food can be safely dropped off- UHT milk, tinned meat, and toiletries are in particular need.

2- If you are self isolating, we might be able to come and pick up donations from you – do get in touch.

3- If you’d prefer, you can buy from the foodbank amazon wishlist – 
This gets posted straight to David Sims.

14.4.20

You can find all our livestream services for both All Saints and St Catherines over here on our livestreams page. If you’re looking for our testimonies page, head on over to our stories page here.

3.4.20

During the Covid-19 outbreak, we’re encouraging families to have a go at some of these activities during Holy Week – have a look! There are some great discussions, activities and prayers to do together at home.

1.4.20

Want to watch our live streams but not on Facebook, or want to watch later? You can find all of them – plus testimonies and kids activities – over here on our stories page. You can also find them on our YouTube channel.

What’s on over Easter? Have a look here to see what we’re putting on over the next couple of weeks.

26.3.20

We’ve made this graphic to show everything we’re up to in this time – everyone is welcome to join in!

As you may have seen, we are using Zoom for many of our online gatherings at present. For those not familiar with Zoom here are some instructions which should help. If you’re still struggling do give Liz or David a shout and we’ll try and help you further.

How to use Zoom

You can also get into a Zoom room via phone – you just need to dial:

03300 885830

Then dial in the Room ID and #, then # again – you don’t need a participant ID.

24.3.20

Daily Prayer

You can join us online for Morning Prayer at 8:30 am and Night Prayer (Compline) at 9pm each week day. Use this link on your web browser, or download the Zoom app and use the link to join in.

https://zoom.us/j/690446415

You can just listen in, but if you would like to join in with the prayers, and have the Bible readings, they are available on the Daily Prayer app which can be downloaded on a smartphone. 

Facebook Live

As we go further into lockdown, we are streaming more and more through Facebook Live on our Facebook page. Some people are asking how they set this up – here’s a short video about setting up a Facebook account, then once you’re in head over to the All Saints page where the videos will go live. Note that you can watch our facebook livestream without having a facebook account! Just write www.facebook.com/allsaintswellington/ into the address bar to see our page- pop along around 10:25 on Sunday to see our services!

17.3.20

Hi Everybody,

It is with great sadness that I have to let you know that, in line with the latest advice from the Church of England, all services at All Saints will be suspended until the worst of this outbreak is over.

The Archbishops have written to all of us, to encourage us to continue being church in different ways:

Two of our core values are Loving Each Other and Loving Our Neighbours. The next few months we are all going to be given opportunities to put these values into practice in new ways. Even when we can’t meet, let’s stay in touch, look out for each other, and reach out to support the vulnerable in our communities. 

We will be live streaming a service of some kind on our Facebook page on Sunday morning at 10:30, that will include worship, prayers, and Bible teaching. We are also planning to recommend a video meeting solution for small groups that want to continue meeting virtually. 

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Ephesians 4:6

If you have any questions or concerns, please do get in touch.

Every blessing,

Tim

16.3.20

With the outbreak of Covid-19 across the nation and the world, we are praying for all those making decisions and for those who are elderly and vulnerable.

As a church, please be assured that we are following Government and Church of England advice closely.

At the moment, all activities are running, but we will update this page when we have to suspend anything.

Please do remember to wash your hands before coming along to any activities at church or in the parish centre.

We are live streaming morning services – at the moment these will be available to view on Facebook live via the All Saints Facebook Page. Follow us there to get all the latest updates.

If you have any pastoral needs, please do contact Tim Carter, the Vicar.