Sunday service 2020
CHURN BENEFICE SUNDAY SERVICE - 31st May 2020 - 10:30am
Login in from 10.15am to chat and get ready
What’s Happening at the Aston Churches during the Covid-19 restrictions
Greetings from the clergy and all from St Michaels and All Saints churches in the Astons. We wanted to let you know what is happening here and the other churches in the Churn Benefice. While the church buildings are closed, the church community continue to be very active, despite the current limitations on our gatherings and movements. Services and groups are continuing online and by telephone, and the clergy are available if people have questions, would like to talk, or would like to ask for prayer for themselves or someone they care about.
Weekly Benefice activities and services
Greetings from the clergy and all from St Michaels and All Saints churches in the Astons. The church community continue to be very active despite the fact that the church buildings are closed.
On line and email activities. Services, The weekly Churn newsletter, The Rector’s Daily Reflections. The weekly Churn newsletter and the Readings for the next Sunday are posted on the website on Fridays and sent by email to all who request hem.
We’re still meeting together for prayer and worship – and we welcome visitors! The Benefice uses GoToMeeting (GTM) to hold on-line church services every Sunday at 10.30am (you can join from 10:00 onwards if you want to have a chat and/or to try out the technology first), and brief evening prayers Monday to Friday at 8pm.
It’s easy to join in. Any device that will get you online – phone, tablet or computer – can be used to join the service: instructions are below and on our website. And if you don’t have an internet connection, that’s not a problem. You can join the service by telephone. For details on how to join, please contact the Benefice office on the number above or firstname.lastname@example.org.
c. The website
The ChurnChurches website is regularly updated to show a calendar, notices, events and services and carries the Rector’s Daily Reflections. It also contains instructions of how to upload the GoToMeeting App and useful information about how to get support during this crisis. The weekly Churn newsletter and the Readings for the next Sunday are posted on the website on Fridays.
The Churn Mothers’ Union
The Churn Mothers’ Union is working to raise funds for AFIA – a programme that offers holidays away (once that’s possible again!) for families who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford them. This is going to be needed more than ever! To raise the money, the MU is doing a ‘sponsored card’ event. MU members will make and send 100 cards in May to people who are helping out during the crisis and people who have been affected by the crisis and might particularly appreciate a card at this time.
Could you sponsor us for 5 or 10p per card (£5 or £10 total)? Cash can be given in a sealed envelope, or cheque to “The Churn MU” and delivered to Revd Louise Butler, Penridge, Church Road, Blewbury, OX11 9PY. Bank transfers can also be made, please contact Louise for account details.
Please let Louise know if you have names of carers, medical staff, and other key workers you feel should be thanked at this time. MU members will be supplying the stamps, making, and writing cards and posting them