THE CHURCH CONTINUES TO BE ALIVE AND ACTIVE, BUT OUR BUILDING HAS HAD TO CLOSE.
(2 July) There are no public or private services in our church at the moment. Holding regular services and those for baptisms, weddings and funerals may be possible in the next few weeks. We are studying current government and church guidance in preparation for this.
Private Prayer: St Peter’s Parochial Church Council (PCC) has given careful consideration to the government announcement that places of worship may now open to members of the public for private prayer.
To open our church requires the PCC, and others responsible for maintenance, including cleaners, to ensure the safety and well being of any visitor. In these difficult times the responsibilities are far more onerous. Some members of our PCC, and many others that support them, fall within the “vulnerable” group of persons as defined in the Covid19 guidelines. In the circumstances, it has been decided that for the moment St Peter’s will not be left open for private prayer.
The vicar can be contacted by telephoning 07715 953076, or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
A village contact is Paul & Tricia Steggles 01386 882049, or you can email email@example.com
You can see the latest information from the Church of England on this link, including that in respect to baptisms, weddings and funerals ...
and from the Diocese of Gloucester on their home page.
Details of the Dumbleton & District COVID-19 group providing support for those in need can be found here.
Feeding the 5,000: The Church of England in Gloucestershire is collaborating with the Long Table Stroud to alleviate food poverty during the crisis. Feeding the 5,000 aims to: feed people in need over the duration of the Covid-19 crisis with delicious, locally cooked, nutritious food; and to support or, if necessary, create a series of community kitchens that will be able to continue to serve their communities after the crisis period ends. You can request free meals, request and pay for meals, or donate the cost for others. For more information please visit https://www.gloucester.anglican.org/2020/feeding-the-5000/.
Our benefice of four churches is holding a short service on Zoom at 9.30 am on Sunday mornings. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to join us.
Streamed services are available from our sister church in Winchcombe by following a link on their home page.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength . . . Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”