Friday, 10 July 2020
Friday, 3 July 2020
After many weeks of being closed, All Saints Church will be reopening for public worship on Sunday 5 July. A lot of hard work has gone on behind the scenes to ensure that the building is "Covid secure" and that everyone will be safe.
There will be a short, simple and quiet service at 9.30 am. We are not yet able (allowed!) to sing and there will be no Communion and no refreshments. This service will be a trial run and there may need to be adaptations for future services.
COVID 19 precautions - please wash your hands with soap and water before you leave home and sanitise your hands as you come into church. Please keep a social distance of at least 2 metres from others. We are not specifically asking people to wear face coverings, but please feel free to do so if you wish.
If you'd like to bring a contribution for the collection, please bring it in an envelope - there'll be a basket at the back of church. If you're a tax payer and would like to gift aid your contribution, please write the following on the envelope:
- All Saints Nocton
- your full name and address, including your post code
- "Gift Aid Declaration: I would like to enhance my donation through Gift Aid. I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations, it is my responsibility to pay any difference."
Your signature and the date.
We are so looking forward to being able to worship together again.
Friday, 5 June 2020
If NHS Test and Trace calls you by phone, the service will be using a single phone number 0300 0135 000. The only website the service will ask you to visit is https://contact-tracing.phe.
Contact tracers will never:
• Ask you to dial a premium rate number to speak to us (for example, those starting 09 or 087)
• Ask you to make any form of payment
• Ask for any details about your bank account
• Ask for your social media identities or login details, or those of your contacts
• Ask you for any passwords or PINs, or ask you to set up any passwords or PINs over the phone
• Ask you to purchase a product
• Ask you to download any software to your device or ask you to hand over control of your PC, smartphone or tablet
• Ask you to access any website that does not belong to the Government or NHS
Sunday, 10 May 2020
Saturday, 9 May 2020
Please be advised that we have recently seen an increase in reports of doorstep traders across the county. People have reported being visited by doorstep callers offering to complete garden work, or home maintenance tasks such as repairs to roofs.
In the current climate you should not be receiving visitors to your home.
Any suspicious callers / traders should be reported to Lincolnshire Police on 101.
Gillian Fleet (Police, Preventing Financial Fraud Officer, Lincolnshire)
Sunday, 12 April 2020
Saturday, 28 March 2020
Tuesday, 24 March 2020
- Our church buildings are closed for public worship and for private prayer.
- Emergency baptisms can take place in hospital or at home, though subject to strict hygienic precautions and physical distancing as far as possible.
- There can be no weddings in church buildings until further notice.
- Funerals can only happen at the Crematorium or at the graveside. Only immediate family members can attend (if the crematorium allows) – that is, spouse or partner, parents and children, keeping their distance in the prescribed way.
- regularly wash your hands thoroughly with soap and hot water and dry them thoroughly
- if you can’t wash your hands, use a sanitizing hand-gel (at least 60% alcohol)
- avoid touching your face – do not touch your mouth, eyes or nose
- cough or sneeze into a tissue or into the crook of your arm, not into your hands
- keep your distance from other people – at least 2 metres or 7 feet
- keep up with the usual hygiene routines at home
- All Saints Branston will be open every day of the week from 2.00 to 4.00pm
- All Saints Nocton will be open every Saturday from 2.00 to 4.00pm
- St Andrew’s Potterhanworth is open every day anyway.
- if you order your groceries on-line, you could offer to get groceries for your neighbours. Even if you don’t have a slot for a couple of weeks that would help them get in some of the basics and help give them peace of mind.
- if you are confined to home you could still be part of a ‘keeping in touch’ network, arranging to phone one or two people on a regular basis (Please let Sue Spencer know if you’d like to do this: email@example.com or phone 823-947.)
- if you’re not confined to home you could do a bit of spring-cleaning in church or a little tidying up of the churchyard – you don’t need to get close to anyone else if you’re working on your own. We’ll produce a list of jobs so you know what to do. (Please let me know if you’d like to do this: firstname.lastname@example.org or 794-868.)
- and if you’re not confined to home you could help with the delivery of these bulletins each week (Please let me know if you’d like to do that: email@example.com or 794-868). You won’t have to have contact with anyone if you’d prefer not to – just post through their letter-box.
- visiting people at home
- doing shopping or collecting prescriptions for people confined to home
- delivering ready-cooked meals, for example, provided by one of the local pubs
- volunteering through the local community group
- ‘church sitting’ – unlocking/locking up and being around while our churches are open (at Branston and Nocton) – you could combine this with doing some spring-cleaning, reading a book or some other work. You wouldn’t have to have close contact with any visitors. We’re working on rotas for this – Nocton is already sorted for the next few months, please let Barbara know if you could help at Branston.
Wednesday, 18 March 2020
While public worship is suspended, the church will still be open 2-4pm every Saturday from now (brought forward from the usual start date of Easter) until the end of September. There is a list of keyholders on the Who's Who page and on the church notice board, if anyone would like access at any other time.