Last week we received the good news that churches will be able to meet again for Sunday services in church buildings from 4 July. There are, however, some restrictions and guidelines that will have to be followed. Singing will not be allowed, there will be restrictions on Holy Communion, and we will have to maintain social distancing, ideally keeping 2 metres away from others. We are being advised to keep services short and that “people should be discouraged from remaining in the building for any significant time afterwards”.
In the light of the restrictions and commitments to both St Peter’s and St Anne’s, as well as the services that are taking place online, the churchwardens of the 2 parishes and I have agreed that we will have a service at St Peter’s every other week at 9.30am and at St Anne’s Copp every alternate week at 9.30am. We will also continue the services on the internet at 11am and 6.30pm every Sunday.
So, in July the services at St Peter’s are on 5 July and 19 July, at 9.30am. It will be lovely to see you at these services if you can come along. Follow the link below to join the online services
I hope to see you soon!
With love and prayers.
CHURCH OPEN FOR PRAYERS
The church is open everyday from 10am to 4pm for private prayer. Please adhere to Social Distancing and use the Hand Sanitizers on entering and leaving the church
During this trying time St Peter's Church is continuing to support the Salvation Army Food Bank in Preston. If you would like to donate any non-perishable foodstuffs please leave them at the vicarage in Inskip; alternatively contact the vicar on 01772 690157 who will arrange collection.
CARE IN THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS
In these unprecedented times we are all asked to make sweeping changes in our lives, for our own good and that of others. In the Church of England, we have suspended church services to help to limit the spread of COVID-19. We won't meet on Sundays and the latest advice from the Church of England is that church buildings should also be shut to the public for private prayer.
In our day-to-day lives can I encourage you to follow the advice given by the Government by: washing hands thoroughly and regularly, by catching anything you sneeze in a tissue and throwing the tissue in the bin, and, for the sake of all in our community, self-isolating if you or someone in your household, have a fever or new persistent cough, or are in a category of more vulnerable people (in particular if your immune system reduced, or you are over 70, or pregnant).
Self-isolating can be hard, but in Inskip we are a caring community and help is at hand. If you would like any help, practical, emotional or spiritual, or if you would just like to chat, please do contact me on:
With our prayers and best wishes,
Rev Paul Hunter and all at St Peter's church
KEEPING IN TOUCH
During the closure of the church we are
holding 'Online' services and prayer sessions
with our Sister Church St Anne Copp.
Joining these events requires use of the online 'Zoom' system.
Please use this LINK and follow the instructions on
St Anne Copp home page. If you missed the service or
would like to enjoy parts of it again you can also find
a recording on the above link.
UPCOMING SERVICES AND EVENTS
Every Wednesday ~ Prayer Meeting 7.30pm
Every Sunday ~ Service 11am
Our PCC has formally adopted this and signed the Safeguarding Policy Statement Promoting a Safer Church.
Details of our parish safeguarding officer can be found in the attached ‘Safeguarding in our Parish – who’s who.
We have also displayed the Promoting a Safer Church poster prominently within our church / parish
All those working with children and adults at risk have undergone safer recruitment, received safeguarding training and support.