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