NOTICES & NEWS
You are encouraged to continue to pray around the Future and God’s Vision of the Parish and Ministry
May Friday 8th VE Day Cross and Compton Bishop are holding A Stay at Home Street Party. Decorate your home and garden in red white and blue and at 3pm, enjoy a picnic in your front garden. Just keep well away from anyone that you don't normally live with!
CHRISTIAN AID WEEK MAY 10 -16
Christian Aid week has not been cancelled! In fact now more than ever our gifts, prayers and actions are desperately needed. This Christian Aid week is supporting projects to help those communities that are already affected badly by climate change where rains have failed and drought is starving people of food and water. Individuals can donate on line at the Christian Aid website or by telephone 02075232492
There will be a live C. A. service on May 10 at 1pm and throughout the week C. A. will be streaming short reflections each day so do please join in as we stand together in love and solidarity with our brothers and sisters around the world. All details can be found in the website.
Spring Harvest is ONLINE this year FREE for everyone! Click Spring Harvest to find out more.
Click HERE for a list of useful Contacts should you need a listening ear in current troubling times
Crook Peak Parish is following guidance from the Church of England.
Rev. Judith has written as follows:
My Dear Friends
During this crisis I am sure you are feeling very anxious and insecure quite understandably. I have never known anything like it and I suspect you have not either. It is war against this virus and I know from history that when faced with something like this it brings out much of what is good about human nature in care and courage and this is the case I feel in our Villages. I think we must pull together as a community and support one another. We may not perhaps be able to visit but a phone call I am sure would be welcome to check how we are and just have a chat while many of us are isolated for weeks. If you are younger and well perhaps you can pick up prescriptions for neighbours or collect some shopping and leave it on the doorstep of your neighbour. I too am isolated for 12 weeks with my chest condition and asthma. We are a nation that has proved that we can be formidable when we join together.
Any funerals will be just immediate family only and all the Weddings and Christenings in the Parish have been postponed. Prayers and reflections will be here on our website and on our App which you can download now. Click the link on the left of this page or here 'New App for Crook Peak Parish'.
All other social events are cancelled/postponed and Crook Peak Parish PCC on 30th March is cancelled, further information to come. The APCM is under discussion with the Area Dean.
Community help groups will be listed in this but in the meantime if you need some help or support or can give support please contact:
Lorraine Lovell: for Badgworth who is co-ordinating email@example.com
Helen Avison: for Loxton who is co-ordinating firstname.lastname@example.org
Other information for the other villages is being collected and are in Contact. Some of our villages have a word of mouth system which seems to work well! Please use this too.
Remember rather than worry….pray. Far more can be achieved through our Lord Jesus Christ with prayer.
Let us pray:
Loving God, We pray for all those who are suffering because of the coronavirus, may they know your healing power. When we are afraid for ourselves and our loved ones, give us your strength and courage. When we feel alone and isolated, reassure us with a sense of your presence. Give wisdom to those in authority and may our community work together for the good of all. We give thanks for those who care for others and ask you bless them in all they do.
We ask this in the name of Jesus, healer and physician. Amen
Yours in Christian love
Reverend Judith Jeffery