• NEW TO THESE PAGES ( LAST UPDATED 5th April (morning)): All services, meetings and gatherings of the Church are now suspended until further notice. Urgent updates particularly from the Diocese, other important messages and useful internet links on COVID 19, and how it affects our church and ourselves are on this homepage below. Also included are update notes from our Priest, Brian, and he is available at his desk most weekday mornings if you need to contact him and at weekends in emergency situations: (01726 430857)   E-MAIL: revmcq@g mail.com

    Please also note also below are various sources for prayer and orders of service for Palm Sunday you can use during these troubled times.

     

     

    For a form of service to use on Palm Sunday  CLICK HERE

    Palm Sunday service with Bishop Philip    Service  Order of Service

    Short reflection for Monday in Holy Week  Monday

    "Make a date with the Lord's Prayer"  CLICK HERE

    Prayers and Reflection during the Coronavirus pandemic  CLICK HERE

    Prayers from Church of England site  CLICK HERE.

     

    USEFUL LINKS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

    ARCHBISHOP'S LETTER TO CLERGY DATED 27th March  CLICK HERE

    BBC LATEST NEWS  CLICK HERE

    BRIAN'S UPDATES    Thought for the day 31st March  April 2nd  April 4th

    NHS 111 ON-LINE   CLICK HERE.

    NHS111 CORONAVIRUS PAGE  CLICK HERE

    CORONAVIRUS - WHAT I CAN AND CANNOT DO  CLICK HERE

    CORONAVIRUS PAGE ON THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND WEBSITE - CLICK HERE

    GORRAN HAVEN WEB SITE FOR LOCAL UPDATES  CLICK HERE

    FOR AN UPDATE FROM GORRAN HAVEN SURGERY  CLICK HERE

    LATEST FROM MICHAEL BUNNEY ON GORRAN HAVEN FACEBOOK    April 5th

    LETTER FROM SARAH, PARISH NURSE, INCLUDES HER CONTACT DETAILS  April 5th

    MESSAGE FROM JAMES MUSTOE  CLICK HERE

     

    IF ANY PARISH RESIDENT REQUIRES HELP DURING THE CURRENT CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC PLEASE EMAIL

      stgorranpc@btinternet.com  OR michaelbunney84@gmail.com

    OR PHONE OR TEXT MICHAEL BUNNEY 07939457590

     

     

    DIOCESE OF TRURO

    GUIDANCE ON RESPONDING TO THE CHALLENGES POSED BY THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK 

    CORONAVIRUS UPDATE FOR 03.04.20 INCLUDING LETTER FROM BISHOP PHILIP

    Dear colleagues

    Here are the guidelines we must all now follow:

                • 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.
                • Live streaming of services is more important than ever and is still permissible from homes. 
                • Foodbanks should continue where possible under strict guidelines and may have to move to be delivery points not places where people gather. If you can do consider making a financial contribution to your nearest foodbank. 

    Dear colleagues

    A reminder to you all that at 11am on Sunday, the people of Cornwall are being invited to take part in a shared moment of prayer, by coming to their doorsteps or to an open window, and saying the Lord’s Prayer. More on this initiative, here - and before anybody asks, it’s equally welcome in any language and any version ;)

    Today there are some things that need our attention, and potentially also your help to publicise, please. 

    The Cornish food banks are under varying degrees of pressure and doing an amazing job of ensuring that some of our more vulnerable families and individuals have food to eat. Jane Yeomans at Transformation Cornwall and our Social Responsibility Officer, Revd Andrew Yates, have worked together to put together details of 12 of the Cornish food banks, and how we can help individuals in need, and also help people to identify how they can give support - be it through food, money, or time. Please click here to find out the precise situation at your local food bank. 

    Homelessness charity St Petrocs has launched a Covid-19 emergency appeal on Crowdfunder to help them remain open and offer support to those who need a roof over their heads. You can donate here

    The sad truth is that the following will certainly apply to some people on this mailing list - as well as potentially to your friends, colleagues and parishioners. The coronavirus situation may well exacerbate the risks of domestic violence, and potentially make it more difficult for people to seek help.  Please take a look at the Safer Cornwall website for more information 
    here. There’s a video on Facebook that I’ve shared this morning, and if you get a chance do please share - I can imagine some people are feeling terribly trapped and fearful right now. 

    On Sunday, there will be a recorded service of Palm Sunday worship that Bishop Philip and Ruth have made. It will be available from 6am on the homepage of the diocesan website, and shortly after on Facebook and Twitter. You might like to watch and/or share this. An important reminder, as Bishop Philip said yesterday,  is that we don’t all have to be doing this stuff, it isn’t right for everybody. Hopefully the mix of everybody's different skills and resources across the diocese means that there is something for everyone. A few days ago I asked for people who aren’t on social media but who would like to have a bit of help doing something ‘technical’ to get in touch so I could match them with someone who can help. I have had several offers of help and support - thanks for those! - but nobody has contacted me to ask me to put them in touch with a 'techno-buddy'. Don't be shy - I am picking up an incredible sense of solidarity and a desire to help one another!

    Back to Sunday - at 9am, the Bishop of Manchester, David Walker, will broadcast a Holy Communion service from his home in Salford on the Church of England’s Facebook page here. He is one of several people encouraging Christians to make their own 'palm’ crosses - from paper or card - and display them in their windows.  

    At 10.45am on Sunday, BBC One will broadcast a service from Hereford Cathedral which was recorded before the current level of restrictions was in place. For those who have online options, it will be available afterwards on iPlayer, but it might be nice for those who don’t have the internet to be able to watch it (even if they do have to nip to a window at 11 for the Lord’s Prayer!).

    For a link to details of the BBC’s Easter programming, click here - there are some interesting, uplifting, reflective, amusing and thought-provoking programmes planned for television and on the radio. 

    If you have any individual queries, particularly in interpreting the guidance we have been given (and there’s been quite a bit of it!), please do get in touch with your respective archdeacon.

    That’s me signing off for another week -  I hope you have good weekends.

    Bishop Philip has written you the note below, detailing his plans for Easter week: 

    Dear friends,

    I thought it might be helpful if you knew what resources we’ll be providing centrally for Holy Week and Easter in this strange season, so here’s a brief summary, with a few comments afterwards:

    Palm Sunday: Ruth and I have recorded a short act of worship, just as we did for last Sunday, that will be available on the diocesan website and social media. There is also an Order of Service people can use to follow which is attached to this email and will be available on our dedicated Facebook page for sharing ideas and supporting each other.

    Maundy Thursday: We will be inviting clergy and Readers to a ‘Service for the reaffirmation of commitment to ministry’ which we will hold over Zoom, so it can be interactive. Details will follow. Apologies that we cannot open this to everybody but we are limited in the number we can have involved at any one time.

    Good Friday: There will be an extended service of reading and meditations for Good Friday available on the usual channels, recorded in the Chapel here at Lis Escop.

    Easter Day: It’s vitally important that even in the midst of uncertainty and grief that we proclaim our hope in the resurrection of Jesus, risen from the dead, and this we will do via a Eucharist, again recorded here at Lis Escop.

    These are resources for you to use and publicise as you wish. There is no pressure to use them, and you may well want do something locally: indeed I’d welcome that if you are able to. But I don’t want anyone to feel that they have to, especially if they are struggling with the technology.

    My sense is that this year the events of Holy Week and Easter will have a new resonance all of their own and speak profoundly into our strange very difficult circumstances. So whatever resources we use, let’s take the opportunity to draw close to the Lord in this season, to follow him through Gethsemane to Golgotha – and out to the joy of resurrection in that other garden.

    With my prayers, and thanks to you all

    +Philip

    Please, as ever, do what you can to pass on this information to colleagues in your parishes who are not on email.

    Many thanks, and all best wishes,

    Richard 

    Richard Best

    Communications Adviser

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    Remember 

    • Pray for those who are unwell.
    • If you think you might have coronavirus, contact NHS 111 for help and advice. 
    • Use tissues for coughs and sneezes, and bin them right away.
    • Wash your hands a lot and use the hand-gel when you get to church.

     

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    • Calendar
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    • Parish Nurse - What a Parish Nurse does and how she can help you.
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    • Church Documentation - Documents held by the church that you can read or download.
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    • Our Churches' Histories - A brief history of each of our beautiful buildings
    • Other features including photo galleries of each of our churches and some events.

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    Ensuring that children and young people as well as adults are kept safe whilst in our care is an integral part of our church life. If you have any concerns about safeguarding please contact:

    In the Parish: Graham Downes,  Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator, Tel contact – 01726 842423

    In the Diocese: Sarah Acraman Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, 01872 274351

    Out of Hours for after 5pm and weekends: 01208 251300

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    Local Authority Children’s Social Care: 0300 123 1116

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