St Mary’s Easing Out of Lockdown Edition


Gathered Services & Zoom Plus Other News Coming Out of Lockdown

As we await news of when & how we might be coming out of lockdown, this update starts with an update on Gathered Services and then continues with:

… and the usual listings of services and contacts but first:

Gathered Services Update

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Zoom Quiz Calling

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St Mary’s Church is running a fundraiser Zoom Quiz to support the work of their Families Worker, Jo Jeffery. Jo’s work impacts many in the village and includes activities such as:

  • helping with the Toddler Group,
  • running the Larder providing food parcels to families impacted by the pandemic, &
  • running RE lessons, prayer spaces and wellbeing courses for Heathlands.

You don’t have to have a full house to join in, if you are alone there will be a chance to ‘buddy up’ with a partner online.

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The Taylor Maids – History by Zoom

Ann & Jane Taylor

The Taylor Maids

Taylor Maids recognised with Plaque
Home of Jane & Anne Taylor

The “Taylor Maids” referred to are, of course, Ann & Jane Taylor, authors of “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”.   They lived in West Stockwell Street in the 1800’s and Peter Jones of the Local History Group will be talking about them at their next meeting.

Zoom In & Enjoy

Because of the continued uncertainty about COVID-19, this meeting will not take place in the Orpen Hall but will, instead, take place on Zoom. Continue reading “The Taylor Maids – History by Zoom”

Day 112 after (loose) Lockdown – St Mary’s Update

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St Mary the VirginDay 112 after (loose) Lockdown

On Day 112 since Lockdown started St Mary’s issue the latest edition of their News Update, topics addressed include:

It also provides listings of services and contacts but first, about reopening… Continue reading “Day 112 after (loose) Lockdown – St Mary’s Update”

Zoom Visit from Cambodia – St Mary’s News Update

The McCann's work in Cambodia

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This coming weekend, St Mary’s congregation will be joined by the McCann family on a home visit from Cambodia. They have been serving as missionaries there for 3 years.

This update starts with a message from Revd. Mandy Elmes and also includes details of how to access Zoom services,  listings of services and contacts.  There is also a sprinkle of humour.

Message from Revd Mandy

Jesus ascended

On Ascension Day, I received a post on the West Bergholt WhatsApp chat group which said

“Ascension Day is when Jesus started working from home!” Continue reading “Zoom Visit from Cambodia – St Mary’s News Update”

Day 5 of Lockdown – The Don’t Forget the Clocks Edition

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Workers preparing to move Stonehenge one hour forward for BST

Day 5 of Lockdown

Let’s start with some good news – although we are only in Day 5 we can look forward to Day 6 being ONE HOUR SHORTER!

Don’t forget to put your clocks forward tonight.

Just two other short items today:

Houseparty & Zoom

If you are missing meeting up with friends why not set up a virtual meeting.  There are a few ways to do so but the most popular seem to be Houseparty & Zoom. Continue reading “Day 5 of Lockdown – The Don’t Forget the Clocks Edition”