you're all well and have been able to enjoy some of the sunshine this week. It
was lovely to see quite a few of you, from both churches, at the food bank
collection outside St. Mary's this morning. Thank you so much for the very
generous contributions (see photo attached) which have been delivered to the
Epsom and Ewell food bank today and are already being distributed to those in
next food bank collection will be outside St. Paul's between 2 and 4 pm on
Tuesday 25th August. Please do contribute if you can - and to those of you who
have been in touch to say you couldn't bring items today but have them at home,
please bring them then if you can.
The Nork with Burgh Heath Zoom Book Club, which is starting up in the
The Nork with Burgh Heath Talent Show, which will be on the 22nd August -
including how to join in to watch and/or enter your talents
Knitting and creating gifts for Operation Christmas Child
Activities for the parish for the coming week
always please do stay in touch - with queries or news.
Our churches re-opening for services from Sunday 16th August:
weeks ago, I published a timetable for beginning of the gradual re-opening of
our churches for services, following them opening for private prayer since part
way through July.
information will follow about this next week, as detailed plans are still being
put together, but, providing we don't have alternative instructions from
the Government or Diocese, there is no local lockdown and no further crisis
emerges, we are planning to begin limited services in the church buildings again
on Sunday 16th August.
for these services will be essential and information on how to do this will be
sent out at the beginning of next week, along with the details of what the
services will be like (though it will be truly wonderful to meet again, there
are quite a few restrictions on what is and isn't possible at this time!)
to all the cleaning regulations and many risk limitation instructions which need
to be followed to enable us to be together at all, there will be one service
only at each church each week initially, which will be at
9 am at St. Paul's and at 11 am at St. Mary's. This gives space between the
services which is needed in these current, more complex times.
will be socially distanced and, because of this, limited to 40 people at a
if you attend St. Mary's, which has the bigger congregation currently, you will
be invited to sign up on a two weekly cycle ie. either for the 16th August or
the 23rd, then either for the 30th August or the 6th September to allow for all
people who may wish to attend to do so over the two weeks. For St. Paul's it
should be possible to sign up each week, but we will check how the numbers go in
the first week.
will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. They will be carried out
electronically for those who are able and by phone for those who are not on
email or the internet.
will start with trialing the new arrangements for 4 weeks and will then modify
the system according to how things go for us all - and I will keep communicating
with you throughout on any changes & developments.
Nork with Burgh Heath Zoom Book Club:
are starting a Zoom book club in the parish, for anyone who loves reading and
also socialising to join together in this fun group to discuss literature and
Wharton will be leading this, please contact her for further information,
including dates & times of meetings: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nork with Burgh Heath Talent Show:
to see the 'Nork with Burgh Heath does Talent' which is a social event being
put together by Fiona and Robin Ellingham and hosted by Tim Vine. We have had a
number of contributions but it is not too late to join in.
read the flyer for more details and follow the link on the flyer to register for
this fun & exciting event.
you have any questions, please do contact Fiona
Knitting and Creating Gifts for Operation Christmas Child:
year Deirdre Jackson, from St. Paul's, and Tricia Peacock, from St. Mary's, lead
us as a parish in collecting shoe boxes of Christmas gifts to send to children
in need across the world with Samaritans Purse/ Operation Christmas
of you enjoy knitting and other similar creativity and here is a link to things
that the charity are asking we make this year to make these boxes extra special
(we are planning to send them again this year): https://samaritans-purse.org.uk/occ-quality-crafts/
do start making your items and further information will follow about where to
bring them in September.
Activities for the Coming Week:
9th August: 9 am Zoom Said Service
9th August: 1-3 pm St. Mary's open for private prayer
9th August: 4-6 pm St. Paul's open for private prayer
11th August: 10 am - 12 pm St. Paul's open for private prayer
11th August: 2-4 pm St. Mary's open for private prayer
12th August: 3.30 pm Zoom parish prayers
16th August: 9 am Service at St. Paul's (for which pre-booking will be required
- see information above)
16th August: 11 am Service at St. Mary's (for which pre-booking will be required
- see information above)