St. Stephen's Church

Bideford Way, Cannock, Staffs. WS11 1QD

Revd Nigel has written a Lockdown Letter for us this week.

We also have a recorded service lead by Graham and Karen Lowther with Nikki and Neil Embrey talking about Hidden Treasure.

You can watch this after 9am on Sunday on Youtube here.

There are many alternatives forms of worship available online. You can find some suggestions on our Services Page

Nigel's Lockdown Letter

Notices 26th July

Church Buildings – thinking about re-opening...

Local Churches may be starting to think about planning to re-open Church buildings. Do please consult together with your minister and with me as Superintendent as I am required to sign-off your completed risk assessments.

Safety is paramount and Church and HM Government guidance must be followed assiduously. The latest protocols and resources to help us as Church Councils work through these decisions are to be found as follows:

Methodist Church Connexional Guidance

There is new guidance and a new format on the Guidance for Property page on the Methodist Church website.

The Guide for Other Building Users is now available - this has been produced to provide a generic framework for the re-opening of church buildings for community activities. Other new guidance includes:
Guide for Pastoral Visits
Guide for Children's Worship
Guide for Holy Communion
Guide for Open Air Worship
Guide for Face Coverings

In addition, there have been updates on:
Guide for House groups and Small gatherings to reflect change in HM Government guidance for Open Air Worship and small gatherings;
Guide for Weddings with an additional note about wedding receptions;
Guide for Other Community Users to reflect change in allowing small wedding receptions; additional user groups and an important note regarding gyms, dance classes etc.

It is also worth noting that there is a dedicated page on the CPO website for those who wish to purchase PPE with a 15% discount: www.cpo.org.uk/methodistppe

Prayers

Today's Bible readings

Poem - Parable of the Mustard Seed

Gospel Reading

Final Prayers

You can find more information and ways to access services on the Methodist Church Coronavirus Page

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