Latest information about All Saints in the Pandemic
We've gradually re-opened our building
Come and pray or reflect, light a candle, soak up the atmosphere daily 2 - 4
Live Eucharistic worship in church every Sunday at 8.30 and 10.00, Thursday and Friday at 10.00
Daily Morning Prayer and all Eucharists except 8.30 available online
The Coronavirus was somewhat abating in the UK, though it has been raging out of control in other parts of the world. It is only just round the corner, and we are going to have to be very, very careful with it for many months - maybe years. Since early September it has been on the rise again, this time involving younger people, and much stronger in our own county.
As of Sunday September 13th we have been asked to change our advice. So now:
Everyone visiting All Saints for any reason is asked to wear a mask.
Clergy, ministers, welcomers, visitors, staff, helpers, congregation, contractors - all should wear a good quality face covering, put on correctly, at all times except when receiving communion or speaking in public. Signing in for Track and Trace is mandatory from September 14th.
This is in addition to using high alcohol sanitiser when entering, leaving or handling anything that is shared, and maintaining social distancing of at least 2m whenever possible.
It is vital we keep the chancel for only those leading or helping with worship, and the vestry for those preparing or handling linen, silverware and bread and wine.
The rules and advice change frequently, so keep a look-out.
Most meetings will be done virtually on Zoom. We are exploring how we may resume some of our sociable gathering for families, especially the extremely young at Ducklings and the many families for whom Worship@4 was a mainstay.
We have made some huge changes. The church looks and feels very different, but we are getting used to it. The Lord is surely in this place. This is none other than the house of God.
The Parish Centre is similarly mostly closed. Shirley, our administrator, is working there and other ministers using it, safely distanced, as a base.
Daily Prayer and Eucharists
Morning Prayer is being offered daily at 9.00 am and you can join in or watch at home:
Monday Facebook ASN
Tuesday Facebook ASN
Wednesday Facebook ASN
Thursday Zoom. Get invitation from Sandy and Andy or Shirley
Friday Zoom. Get invitation from Revd Judy and Shirley
Saturday. Facebook ASN
The Holy Eucharist is offered on Facebook Live on the All Saints Nettleham page, on Sundays and on Thursdays, Fridays and Festivals, generally at 10.00am. It is streamed from church, and you are welcome to attend subject to limited numbers and safety arrangements.
New home communion arrangements for those sheltering.
We are now able to bring Holy Communion to you at home as soon as it is blessed and shared in church, so you can watch online or listen on the phone, and one of our team will bring the consecrated bread in an individual, sanitised pyx, ring your bell in a mask, say a couple of prayers with you from a distance and then place the Lord's body in your hand safely. Let Shirley or Revd Judy know if you'd like to receive this, or if you are licensed to distribute communion and would like to help.
There is a Worship@4 informal service available on this website every 2nd Sunday, and past Facebook services can be found here as well. Please email Fr Richard on firstname.lastname@example.org or Shirley on email@example.com if you wish that he or others should pray for you or someone else.
Please keep checking the website.
Prayer and fellowship
Please keep praying. Our prayer list will be updated and placed on this site every Sunday. Please make Sunday a particular day of prayer. We are developing some ways of meeting together online, and as we increase worship in church we shall maintain our online presence. Just being able to see each other and chat whilst "sharing" a cup of coffee in our own places of safety continues to be a huge blessing. We are a caring and loving church community and we must keep that alive, even though stringent rules will sometimes keep us apart in person.
Church of England Guidance
If you'd like to read the full Church of England Guidance, it is available by clicking here.
Government advice on avoiding infection.
The advice is that you should avoid close contact with too many people. Stay distant, avoid crowds and close proximity, maontain at least 2m wherever possible, and wash or cleanse regularly. You must wear a mask on public transport, in shops and takeaways, and in church. You must avoid meeting in groups of more than six - in England that includes your own children. If you develop symptoms, or are asked to do this by Track and Trace, you and your household should remain at home and avoid all external contact for 14 days, and take a test - if it is negative you will be able to end your quarantine. If positive, you will be told what to do.
Never come to church if your think you may be infectious.