SUNDAY SERVICES AND OTHER VIDEOS

We are producing weekly Sunday Services via our YouTube Channel and Facebook each Sunday at 10.30am (They then remain there if you wanted to watch them at a different time) The Vicar has also been recording some regular short thoughts – “A Vicar In A Shed” and others in the Church are also leading Bible Studies and reflections. (They are all on our YouTube Channel) Maybe subscribe to the page to ensure you get to see them as they get placed on line if you think it may help. The most recent Sunday Service is here alongside…

We are also very pleased to offer an option to access all of the above online resources, the Sunday Service, Bible Study and more the topical Vicar In A Shed short pondering, but via a local phone call, especially for those without internet access or online experience. Patently, they can’t see this notice, but if you know someone it may help, please do feel free to share it with them. From the week beginning the 1 June you will be able to access it for three different options across the week that will be approximately available as follows:

Sunday to Tuesday – the last Sunday Service

Wednesday and Thursday – that week’s Bible Study

Friday and Saturday – that week’s ‘Vicar in A Shed’ short thought

All of our face to face Ministries have now stopped until further notice. If you have any queries at all that are not answered below, please do feel free to Contact Us

Church Services – as of this afternoon (Tuesday 17 March), the Church of England has advised all Church Services to be cancelled until further notice. More information is expected soon regarding Funerals and weddings etc

Tots Time – a Monday morning get together for Parents/Carers and their 0-3 year old children is now not operating until further notice.

Snack and Chat – a monthly meal on a Saturday lunchtime. Was next due on Sat 21st March. Now cancelled until further notice

Community Hub Cafe – a Tuesday morning community free cafe – very sadly now cancelled until further notice

Midweeker – a Wednesday morning gathering in our Upper Hall. Now cancelled until further notice.

Boys and Girls Brigades – both organisations have now had central advice to cease meeting until further notice

Readers Rambles – organised short and longer walks on a Saturday – sadly now having to be stopped

We hope we will be able to provide a place for folk to gather and feel it is safe for them to do so when we eventually start to return to normal and that our welcome will stay as warm as usual. In all things, please decide for yourself what you feel is safe for you and others. Thank you – and take care.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION LINKS

Full and current Government advice can be found here

The Governments updated advice (16 March) on Social Distancing and Isolation can be found here

The Governments list of essential workers and what to do if you have school or nursery age children can be found here. In particular, if any think they are on that list, before contacting their school to arrange for them to go, the first action is to: “confirm with their employer that, based on their business continuity arrangements, their specific role is necessary for the continuation of this essential public service”.

CHURCH OF ENGLAND ADVICE

Current Church of England advice can be found here. There will be local decisions made on many areas of ministry as not everything mentioned as potentially available or desirable will always be possible as local situations do always vary. Where anything has guidance to be stopped, we will be stopping it. If you need to check anything specific for St Jude’s Church, please go to our Contact Us page to get in touch.

If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to one of our Safeguarding Representatives: Mr Ian Turner and Mrs Helen Foster who can be emailed via safeguarding@judes.org.uk
The Safeguarding Team of Exeter Diocese can be accessed via: https://exeter.anglican.org/resources/safeguarding/safeguarding-team/
If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11