PARISHES OF ROWLEY, SKIDBY, BISHOP BURTON AND WALKINGTON

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25th April  9.30   Holy Communion,  All Hallows, Walkington. Recorded and available from late morning.

Dear Friends

Can I start by, again, saying thank you to the Church wardens for the way they have worked tirelessly to ensure that everyone has received the support they need. They have placed themselves in some difficult situations to ensure people could come to Church in the safest possible way. I think they should receive our support and thanks.

I would also like to thank our Readers, RPA’s and retired Priests.

I am pleased to announce that we are re-opening our Churches for services where people can gather and give thanks.

This is going to be a phased approach;

Sunday 23rd May 9.30 am   St Michael’s, Skidby   Holy Communion  (Pentecost) –live streamed

Sunday 30th May 9.30 am    St Peter’s, Rowley    Morning  Worship –not recorded

Sunday 6th June 11 am   All Saints, Bishop Burton   Morning Prayer 

please note the timing is different-not recorded

Sunday 13th June 9.30 am    All Hallows, Walkington   Holy Communion –live streamed

Sunday 20th June  9.30 am  St Michael’s, Skidby  Holy Communion–live streamed 

Sunday 27th June    Services resume in all four churches

Funerals will continue within current guidelines and again I thank all those involved.

Weddings and baptisms are happening in accordance with guidance.

Please note that all services will be livestreamed and will be available on the Four Towers Website and Facebook page.

Four Towers Website

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/thefourtowersbenefice

and

YouTube (for recorded services)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMi6G3sBkql_nmoVMCRCr9g/videos

My weekly sermon will still be circulated by email to those who wish to receive it. Our Readers have offered their sermons to be circulated as well.

Compline will be recorded most evenings and this service is also available on the Website, YouTube or the Facebook page.

On Monday and Thursday at 8.30am Revd Marjorie Hill leads Morning Prayer on Zoom.  If you would like to join this, ring Marjorie on 840544 for the link.

On Tuesday at 9.00am Jeanne Barton leads Morning Worship on Zoom.  If you would like to join this, ring Jeanne on 868865 for the link.

On Friday at 9.00am the Benefice Readers lead Morning Worship on Zoom.  If you would like to join this, ring Alison Penton on 871753 for the link.

In addition the Methodists in Walkington organise a Zoom Service on a Sunday-Kathryn Knox is the contact point. They may have further plans in mind and Kathryn is the person to speak to.

Pastoral support I feel is more than ever required. This was an area we were concerned about as people who came to church relied on that point of contact. If you or someone you know would value a telephone call during this time or renewed isolation, please ring me (David) on (01482) 864630.

The decision to close our churches was not taken lightly.  But we now need to move forward. We are a worshipping community and being together in worship is an important part of being a church family. We will continue to hold one another’s safety in our keeping as we slowly return to worship in our churches.  We continue to follow Government Guidelines until

27th June.

With Love and Blessings

Meetings

  • APCM – All Saints Bishop Burton 11th May 2021, 7pm, in church
  • APCM St Peters Rowley Tuesday 18th May 2021 7pm in Church
  • APCM – All Hallows Walkington Thursday 20th May 2021, 7.30pm, in church
  • APCM – St Michael’s, Skidby, Wednesday 26th May2021 , 6.30pm, in church

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