Latest News from The Four Towers Benefice

Government advice on Church Opening

Due to Government Advice, our churhes will not be open I will continue to do Morning and Evening Prayer and Eucharist online through our Facebook page here.

If anyone needs help please message me. I will be dropping off cards to those in the community who need help to know we are there to help.

Revd David Messer

Suspension of Public Worship

The Benefice of Walkington, Skidby, Rowley and Bishop Burton

Dear Friends

The Archbishops’ have sent a letter regarding the Suspension of Public Worship-following Government advice. Public Worship is suspended so we will be discussing with individual couples about Marriage. Funerals will continue in a safe and pastorally sensitive way. Regarding Baptisms we can consider Private Baptisms during this period but we do understand that many may consider postponing.

Let me firstly reassure you the churches will be open for prayer and time for reflection. I will be at each Church throughout the days to pray for each and everyone of you. On every Sunday I will be in any given Church for prayer if you’re there please join me bearing in mind social distancing guidelines. I will also be available when I ride around the villages on my bicycle/Vespa or in my car.

I have already spoken to the shops in Little Weighton, Walkington including the Walkington Whats App group in Walkington led by Jennifer Quinn 07398 451826 who is working closely with the shop and Bishop Burton and the Half Moon Pub in Skidby, plus the Ferguson Fawsitt who will arrange delivery of items needed and like many others I have offered my services in delivering parcels whenever ordered by people who are in self-isolation. I want to thank them for this service, and to all those I haven’t spoken to who are offering their services.

I am so grateful to those who have done so much already and offered their services in helping others. Please think about and pray for our NHS and Emergency Services at this time.

I would like us all to work together to help one another in this situation and if the Parish Council or other groups wish to work with me and others the better we will be as a Community.

My details are at the bottom of this letter please feel free to contact me.

With best wishes and many thanks and Blessings
Revd David H Messer

The Rectory 2 little Weighton Road, Walkington, HU17 8SP
Telephone: 01482 864630

Maintaining Services during COVID-19

Good morning

Following on from my post yesterday, I shall be meeting with the Church Wardens to put in place measures where we can maintain our services within the Church, but more importantly provide support for those who are concerned by current events. I will share those after Wednesday.

In the mean time if you need support please dont hesitate to contact me 01482 864630 just for a chat.

We also want to encourage that we ensure our neighbours and communities are both safe and supported.

Over the weekend we had a large number of events where people came and in that sense of community we were able to support one another. I know some people are concerned so again I am here if needed, we will further develop support networks and groups where we can.

Revd David H Messer

COVID-19 Precautions

Dear Friends

COVID 19: We are taking the necessary precautions to ensure all the members of our communities are safe, cared for and supported. The Churches will remain open. We will meet. We will celebrate.

If people need to self isolate because of Government statements then I will visit if neccessary – we need to make sure those who are being frightened or are scared are supported.

Common Sense will prevail and if things are cancelled then there must be a good reason. Rest assured all matters are being considered carefully.

Be Loved, Be Supportive and Be Aware

Revd David H Messer

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