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News for the week beginning 26th February 2021
28th February 2021- This week at Christ Church STAINES
The big news is that Sunday worship will return on 21st MARCH. This means we will be able to have Holy week and Easter in Church.
Covid regulations will continue ( no singing, hands, face, space etc. ) but now many people have had their jabs we will be so much safer. Today (26th Feb) the number of covid cases in Spelthorne is at 107. It was well over 900 at the start of Lockdown 3.
This week there is
- Online worship on a Sunday 28th February – the theme is Lent 2 - “Indulge yourself, seek your own happiness, follow anyone who suits you!!!!!”.- available on this website and on Facebook at 10.00a.m.
- Thursday 4th March Holy Communion in Church at 10.00 a.m. ( a recording will be on Facebook and this website)
- Every day - Lockdown Lent (based on Church of England Love life, Live Lent project). Each day there is a very short thought for the day followed by a compassionate task for us to try. Please set aside a few minutes every day throughout Lent to look at this and give it a try. You will be able to find these on this website and on Facebook. One of the tasks really affected my thinking this week!
- Remember our Lent appeal for the Shelter project “A Tent for Lent” - If we raise £385 we will be able to give a family a home. If we raise £590 we can buy a fully stocked “shelter box” which includes a tent, tools, a kitchen set and more. This project is much needed. P.S. If you don’t have cash we will let you know how to give later on in the month.
Last of all,
The Blossom project for Bronzefield Prison was introduced at the recent Deanery Synod. The idea is that clothes are given and for inmates to wear. The idea is that having the right clothes and footwear can help a person to blossom.
They are looking for 1. Plain tops, 2. jumpers, 3. trousers, 4. Leggings 5. coats.
Nothing branded or glamourous or revealing. No dresses and only plain skirts.
It is not a second-hand clothes shop or a jumble sale!
In Christ Church Rikki Rance tel 07960 710976 and Carol Bartlett 07931 858563 have offered to be the contact. If you can help, get in touch with them and they will pick up and take them to the project.
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