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Being Church when the Church Buildings are closed

Considering the new national lockdown being imposed and after talking with the churchwardens, we have taken the step of once again closing our churches for services, although St Anne’s and Christ Church King Sterndale will be open for private prayer.

Services via Zoom are:- 

Activity Church (1st Sunday of the month) for everyone, but especailly familes and children 

Jigsaw Church (fortnightly) for everyone 

A Time for Reflection (1st, 3rd & 5th Sundayof the month) an opportunity to gather with others, in a spirit of worship, to share both familiar hymns, readings and prayers, along with items that do not usually feature in traditional services. 

We usually start and close with a hymn; we include the collect for the day; and we allow five to ten minutes for prayer towards the end of the session, all based around a specially chosen theme.  There’s a reading from the Bible along with music, poetry and prose to provoke thought, stimulate discussion and enhance our conversation. Stephen Shipley takes the lead, but it is open to any member of the group to suggest material that they would like to see included.

There is a warm invitation to anyone who would like to join us, either on a regular basis or to ’taste and see’ if the format suits you. Please use the following email address if you would like to receive the link for our next ’Time for Reflection’ on Sunday 17th January:  rosemaryshipley@yahoo.co.uk .

Bible Study Group (Wednesday evenings) Epiphany

For further details about any of the above please contact the Parish Office 

We also offer a weekly phone-up church Service for anyone without internet access. Just telephone 01298 443012.

If you would like a printed simple order of service that you can follow at home, please cotnact the Parish Office buxtonparish@hotmail.com 

Rev’d John Overton produces a weekly sheet with the readings, prayers, and a sermon for Sunday, which he emails out to those who have expressed an interest.  If you would like to be included on the email list or would like a printed copy, please contact Jennie at the Parish Office.

 

Services via Zoom for January 2021

10th                     10.30am            Jigsaw Church

17th                       6.30pm            Reflective service

24th                       10.30am          Jigsaw Church

                               6.30 pm           Churches Together in Buxton service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

31st                        6.30pm            Reflective service

 

During this lock-down time, I have decided to video myself telling the 'Bible Adventures with Teddy and Dolly' Stories just for you and/ or your children, to cheer you, to make you think, or to use as a free resource for online services.

This is the first one - Teddy and the Picnic (based on John 6 v 1-14) Enjoy!

Revd Liz England,

Team Rector

https://youtu.be/XVSQsxGtfMs

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If you would like us to pray for you or a loved one, please contact buxtonparish@hotmail.com or call 01298 77856


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