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SUNDAY SERVICES SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO CORONAVIRUS SITUATION.

SUNDAY SERVICES SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO CORONAVIRUS SITUATION.

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St Wilfrid’s Church Hall will be Celebrating 100 Years Together: Village Halls Week 2021

Monday 25 January – Friday 29 January 2021

Village Halls Week is a national celebration of the 10,000+ village halls which can be found across England, their volunteers and the difference they make to the rural communities they serve.

Our 2021 campaign will be a celebration of how village halls are survivors. Many have been bringing people together in rural communities since the 1920s. And in the past year, the volunteers who manage these buildings have shown great determination and resilience in the face of Coronavirus, negotiating lockdowns and putting in place Covid Secure measures so they could continue supporting their local community.

As social gatherings are currently off limits, Village Halls Week will look at bit different in 2021. In the past ACRE Network members have hosted various events across the country but this year we will be moving this activity online in the spirit of the times.

We encourage all village halls to join us in this national celebration:

  • Register to take part in online events (links below)
  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
  • Sign our Village Halls Centenary ‘Domesday Book to tell MPs about the good work you’ve been doing
  • Contact your ACRE Network member to find out what’s going on locally and check this listing

Coronavirus – St Nicolas and St Wilfrids’ Churches

Last updated 14 January, 2021

Public Worship Services Suspended

Almost all the responses to the question in the last pew sheet (10th January), were that we should stop having Sunday services with immediate effect.

And in the light of those views, together with the rapidly deteriorating situation, the Standing Committee have unanimously (albeit reluctantly) agreed that this is the only sensible course of action.

A number of people have said that they will not feel comfortable coming to church until they’ve had the vaccine – so it’s good that several have already had their initial injection.

It’s not possible at this stage to give any idea as to when we might resume Sunday worship – but given that mid-February looks like being the earliest for all the over-70s to be offered their first vaccination, services can hardly re-start before then.

But, of course, it could be rather later – depending on the number of vaccinations that have actually occurred, on what’s happening to the infection rate, and on what government and church authorities are advising (or requiring) at that time.

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

Private Prayer and Meditation

On 26th December, Sussex was placed into Tier 4 of the new four tier system of restrictions. Under these restrictions you can attend places of worship in all tiers. The rules on who you can meet with whilst at a place of worship will depend on which tier you are in. Despite the decision to stop Sunday services our Church Wardens continue to ensure our churches environments are as covid secure as possible. So please follow the instructions and protocols which are in place if you wish to enter for private prayer and meditation.

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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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 our Head Server – Roy Spears.

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OUR VICAR: FATHER TONY WINDROSS

  Father Tony took up his ministry to our parish on March 13th 2018, when he was licenced to the parish by our diocesan Bishop, Martin.
Father Tony is a part-time vicar of Pevensey.  Below is Father Tony’s letter of  introduction to his future parishioners in Pevensey…….please read on….
“I was born in Margate, but grew up in Eastbourne. After leaving school I read economics and geography at Cambridge – and whilst there met and married Pat.
We moved to Birmingham to study the post-graduate certificate of education – and I then taught in Eastbourne for 24 years, during which time our family steadily grew, with the arrival of four sons: Peter, David, Andrew and Paul. 
I was fortunate to have Nicholas Reade as my ordination training incumbent, and Tony Christian as my local tutor. I was ordained in 1993, and was based at St Mary’s Eastbourne as a non-stipendiary minister, before moving in 1997 to East Grinstead as a full-time curate. After two years, we moved to Sheringham in North Norfolk, where I was the vicar for nine years, before going in 2008 to Hythe in Kent, where I was vicar for six years. Wanting a fresh challenge, we then experienced rural ministry in Cornwall, where I’ve had responsibility for 8 churches over the last three years, combining this with being rural dean.
Pat and I are very excited about this new adventure. We love the area, and look forward to getting to know the parish and people of Pevensey.”

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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