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 St Nicolas Parish Church and St Wilfrid’s chapel-of-ease Pevensey

St Nicolas

St Wilfrid’s

SUNDAY 11:30am SUNG EUCHARIST (BCP)

followed by drinks and refreshments

SUNDAY 9:15am HOLY COMMUNION (CW)

followed by drinks and refreshments

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Coronavirus – St Nicolas and St Wilfrids’ Churches

Last updated 6th December, 2021

Public Worship Services

From Monday July 19th legal limits on the numbers of people allowed to meet indoors and outdoors were removed, including all capacity limits in churches and other venues, as well as removal of the 1 meter+ social distancing rules.

It is no longer be a legal requirement to wear a face covering, though the government expects and recommends that people wear face coverings in crowded and enclosed settings to protect themselves and others. Whether a church encourages the use of face coverings will depend on consideration of a number of factors, including the size of the building and the numbers of those present at a particular event.

There will no longer be limits on the number of people who can attend weddings, funerals and other life events (including receptions and celebrations). There will also be no restrictions on choirs and music groups, whether amateur or professional, or on congregational singing.

The offertory procession and kneeling at the communion rail to receive the sacrament, in one kind only, during Eucharistic services have been reinstated.

Bellringing is no longer restricted by social distancing rules, although sensible precautions such as good ventilation and using hand sanitiser, are still recommended.

Virus numbers are still rising due to the Delta and recently identified Omicron variants so we must to continue to be cautious.

The weekly pew sheets will continue, which will give a regular opportunity for updates should the situation change. A copy can be found here on the News and Reviews page.

For full guidance in respect of management of the coronavirus situation in Churches visit the Church of England website.

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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Our Vicar Fr. James Vine – Priest-in-Charge of the Parish of Pevensey

Fr. James Vine

Father James took up his ministry in our parish on 7th September 2021 in addition to his responsibilities as Vicar of Stone Cross and North Langney.

He is no stranger to Pevensey. His parents both went to School in Pevensey and were Married at St. Nicolas. His Grandparents lived in the Village and He was Baptised at St. Nicolas on the 13th of August 1967.

He grew up down the road in Westham, went to Pevensey and Westham School and spent much of his childhood playing in the castle grounds or at the beach at the Bay.

He is married to Clare and they have two grown up Children; Chloe who is a Music Teacher and lives in Rye, and Sebastian who works for the infamous Wetherspoons in Bournemouth.

After a Career in Nursing, Father James trained for the Priesthood at St. Stephen’s House in Oxford and was ordained Deacon in 2000 and Priest in 2001. He served his curacy at St. Mary’s Old Town Eastbourne and then became Vicar of Saint Luke Stone Cross with North Langley in April 2003.

COME AND SING

We are seeking to increase the membership of our choir at St Nicolas. If you would like to ‘Come and Sing’ we will be please to see you.

Full details can be found on the Activities page.

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JOIN OUR SERVING TEAM

We are seeking new members for our serving team at St Nicolas to support the Celebrant at the Altar. If you would like to do this please speak to one of our Church Wardens, Linda Christian or Ken Phillips.

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OUR CHURCH WARDENS

LINDA CHRISTIAN

Tel.: 01323 765481  Email: lindachristian35@gmail.com

KENNETH PHILLIPS

Tel.:07415 580651  Email: phillipsk42@yahoo.com

SAFEGUARDING OF CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS

What to do if you have a concern

1. If a child or vulnerable adult is at immediate risk of being harmed, please phone the police on 999.

2.For specific safeguarding concerns about a person or persons (child or vulnerable adult)  in the Parish of Pevensey (St Nicolas or St Wilfrids churches) please contact the Parish Safeguarding officer via email to denisemarples889@btinternet.com.
3.The phone number to call if you are worried about a child in East Sussex is 01323 464222, or 01273 335906 or 01273 335905 for out-of-hours calls.

The Telephone number for Childline: 0800 1111

The Diocesan safeguarding website has much information

Diocesan Safeguarding Policy

Please follow the link below to our policy

Parish Safeguarding Policy

We are open and welcoming to all, as you’ll find out if you join us after a service for some tea, coffee and biscuits. Our facilities include wheelchair access.

If you’re in the area and want to join in, our main service is on Sundays. Feel free to take part as much or as little as you want. We have many visitors from other churches and some that have never set foot inside a church before. You are welcome to just come to have a look.
If you are planning a wedding, christening or funeral, the churchwardens can help you.  Please contact us for further information and advice.

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ST WILFRIDS HALL IS MANAGED BY A SEPARATE COMMITTEE, AND NOT BY THE CHURCHWARDENS. INFORMATION REGARDING ACTIVITIES AND WHAT’S ON IN THE HALL CAN BE FOUND ON THEIR WEBSITE at https://stwilfridschurchhall.webs.com 

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**PLEASE NOTE THAT BOOKINGS AND GENERAL ENQUIRIES FOR USE OF ST WILFRIDS HALL SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO  THE BOOKINGS CLERK, KEITH HENDERSON  01323 460523, EMAIL stwilfridschurchhall@gmail.com **

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