St Nicolas Parish Church and St Wilfrid’s chapel-of-ease Pevensey
Coronavirus – St Nicolas and St Wilfids’ Churches
Last updated 24th March, 2020
Public Worship Services cancelled
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have called for Church of England churches to put public worship on hold and become a “different sort of church” in the coming months to face the challenge of coronavirus. Further details are available on the Church of England website.
Consequently, all public worship services at St Nicolas and St Wilfrid’s are cancelled with immediate effect – and for the foreseeable future. Both churches are now closed in line with the guidance.
Baptism and Wedding services are cancelled until further notice. Funerals at the graveside or in crematoriums can still take place, but only in line with the Prime Minister’s Statement.
Father Tony will continue to produce the Weekly Pew sheet and a copy can be found here on the News and Reviews page.
Parishioners and Church Members can rest assured that so long as they maintain phone or electronic contact with members of the church community, they will be supported in whatever practical and spiritual ways are appropriate.
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.
The following is a copy of the letter sent out by the Vicar and Churchwardens regarding cancellation of all events until further notice due to the coronavirus situation.
LENT COURSE and LENT LUNCHES
On hold in response to ‘social distancing’ advice from Government.
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.
JOIN OUR SERVING TEAM
We are seeking new members for our serving team at St Nicolas to assist the Celebrant at the Altar. If you would like to do this please speak to our Head Server – Roy Spears.
OUR VICAR: FATHER TONY WINDROSS
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
**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 firstname.lastname@example.org **
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