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Please join with us as we pray for all those affected by the virus, for all those working to mitigate its effects, and for us as a church as we seek to discern the best ways in which we can reach out and support our local community.

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UPDATES

September 2020

SUNDAY WORSHIP

From Sunday 27th September, Rev Cait will be leading two Holy Communion services, at 8:30 and 10.30 every Sunday.

If you would like to attend please contact Kate Best.

Please contact Kate only between Monday and Thursday each week, to book for the following Sunday's service. You can phone her on 01457 857248 or preferably, email her at katebest@mottramparish.org.uk.

Please do not send texts to her landline, and leave only one message - she will get back to you!

 


22nd August 2020

A MESSAGE FROM BRIAN SEABORN, OUR TREASURER

Click here to read about how our church finances have been affected by the Coronavirus crisis.

 


2nd August 2020

AT LAST, SOME GOOD NEWS  -  OUR CHURCH IS REOPENING

We will reopen for our 10.30 Sunday services starting on 16th August.  Initially these will be along the lines of Morning Praise, not Holy Communion, and will be only at 10.30 – we will remain shut for the 8.30 service.

Seating in our church building has been arranged to take account of safe social distancing. This means there is a limit to the number that can attend and we have put a “booking system” in place. If you would like to attend please let Kate Best know by the Thursday before each Sunday service. Kate’s phone number is 01457 857248.

And to save you asking – yes, we are wearing Covid masks, so please bring one.

IT’S GOOD TO BE BACK !!

 


July 2020

Hattersley Foodbank

Please continue to donate - as lockdown eases, the situation for many families remains critical, and as unemployment increases, the need is likely to increase.

You can leave donations at Tescos in the box near the exit.

You can drop off donations at Hattersley Baptist Church, Melandra Crescent, at these times:
Fridays 10am-4pm

Opening times for collections by clients
Fridays from 2pm-3pm

Financial donations are welcome:
https://www.givey.com/tamesidesouthlongdendalefoodbankltd

Details for on-off or regular giving by cheque, bank transfer or standing order, together with a gift aid form, can be found here:
https://tamesidesouthlongdendale.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-money/

 


Sunday 12th July 2020

CHURCH SERVICES

The Government has recently announced that church buildings will be able to open for public worship as part of the easing of Covid-19 lockdown. The Diocese of Chester has issued advice and guidance to all churches and has stressed again that the decision whether to open or not is up to individual churches.

PCC have discussed the situation and have decided NOT to open for the immediate future. Please remember that being shut is only a temporary measure and we will eventually reopen, but we need to see what happens now that lockdown has been eased.

PCC will review the situation towards the end of this month.

Stay safe

David and Dejan
Churchwardens

 


Saturday 27th June 2020

CHURCH SERVICES

In the Mottram Parish eNews bulletin of 13th June we explained our reasons for not opening up Mottram Church for private prayer. Since then the Government has announced that church buildings will be able to reopen for public worship from 4th July, providing physical distancing remains in place.

In the most recent advice from the Diocese of Chester it is made clear that further advice for parishes will be given once Government guidance is available, but it again emphasises that the change in Government guidance is permissive, not prescriptive. It also stresses that not all church buildings will be ready to hold regular services from 4th July and that this should happen only when we have confidence that it can be done safely.

Our church building remains closed for now, but our church remains alive and active. May we continue to pray as we await further guidance, and may we continue to bless and support one another as we look forward to the time when we can meet again in worship.

Stay safe

David and Dejan
Churchwardens

 


Saturday 13th June 2020

The government has recently announced that places of worship can open up for private individual prayer.

Over the past week we have discussed this possibility, but have reached the conclusion that Mottram Church is not yet ready to open.

This decision was based on a number of safety factors, not least being the relatively high R number in the north-west and Tameside in particular, and problems relating to social distancing, cleaning, etc.

In the most recent advice from the Diocese of Chester, Bishop Keith writes that “the new guidance is permissive, not prescriptive. There is no rush to respond. Let’s encourage a culture of patience, especially among any who will have wanted all this to happen yesterday”.
 
We wish to stress that having our church closed is not meant to be a permanent measure and we will reopen when the Covid-19 situation improves. Meanwhile we ask for your patience and understanding.

David and Dejan
Churchwardens

 


Useful Contacts:

  

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