• THIS PAGE WAS LAST UPDATED 10th April 11.30 a.m.

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    LATEST UPDATES  (most recent highlighted in black)

    News of Thanksgiving service for HRH Prince Philip on Sunday 11th April

    Service and reflection for the Second Sunday of Easter, Sunday April 11th.

    Latest update from Brian dated March 26th

    Diocese update on Government guidance for churches dated April 7th

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    God of our lives,

    we give thanks for the life of Prince Philip

    for his love of our country,

    and his devotion to duty.

    We entrust him now to your love and mercy,

    through our Redeemer Jesus Christ.

    Amen.

    Easter 

    Poem from "Watching for the Kingfisher" - Ann Lewin: "Noli Me Tangere" - Titian

    Easter

    In the beginning

    The Lord God planted a garden

    Facing the rising sun.

    Adam was the gardener,

    And all was very good

    Until, worming its way

    Into his mind the idea

    Came that he could

    Do things his way.

     

    And the rest was trouble.

     

    But in another garden,

    The risen Son, Adam renewed,

    Appearing as a gardener

    Brought new beginning,

    Showed that through God's grace

    All can be life.


    SERVICE FOR EASTER SUNDAY,  CLICK HERE  Jesus Christ is Risen today  In Christ alone  Thine be the Glory

    REFLECTION FOR EASTER SUNDAY FROM BRIAN,  Never the same

    SERVICE  AND REFLECTION FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER, Sunday 11th April  CLICK HERE  This joyful Eastertide  Christ is alive!

    PRAYERS AND REFLECTIONS FOR PANDEMIC AND OTHER TIMES  CLICK HERE

    CHURCH OF ENGLAND CORONAVIRUS PAGE OF PRAYER  CLICK HERE

     

    CURRENT CHURCH BUILDING OPENING TIMES (updated 18th March)

    Our church buildings will be open from Palm Sunday for public worship. This means that they will be open for Easter week though the schedule of services will be different from normal. Please note that St Just remains closed and all three of our churches currently remain closed for private prayer. 

    Our next service has changed and will now be a non Eucharistic Thanksgiving  service for HRH Prince Philip. It will be held at St Goran church on Sunday 11th April starting at 10.15 a.m. If you are a visitor to the area and wish to attend you do not need to "Book a seat", but please note remarks below.

    For any openings of our churches we currently follow the COVID safety advice of Government and Diocese so use of hand sanitiser, social distancing and the appropriate use of face masks is requested. For those unable to attend church through self isolation or genuine caution there is an on-line service provided each Sunday as well as links to other pages for reflection. There are also other links for use during the pandemic below.

     

    USEFUL LINKS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

    GOVERNMENT ADVICE FOR COMING OUT OF LOCKDOWN  CLICK HERE

    BBC LATEST NEWS  CLICK HERE  

    BRIAN'S LETTERS AND UPDATES   March 17th  March 26th

    SARAH'S LETTER   Nov 2nd

    LINK TO SARAH'S FACEBOOK PAGE (You will need a facebook account to read)  CLICK HERE

    NHS 111 ON-LINE   CLICK HERE

    NHS111 CORONAVIRUS PAGE  CLICK HERE

    CORNWALL COUNCIL CORONAVIRUS PAGE (Gives links and contacts for many issues)  CLICK HERE

    CORONAVIRUS PAGE ON THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND WEBSITE - CLICK HERE

    COVID 19 PAGE OF DIOCESE OF TRURO WEBSITE  CLICK HERE

    LOCAL UPDATES FROM MICHAEL BUNNEY  Jan 4th

    ST AUSTELL HEALTHCARE UPDATE  Jan 19th

     

    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 

    LATEST CORONAVIRUS UPDATES ON 07.04.21

    To: all clergy, PTOs, churchwardens, and readers (on email)

    Copy to: all Church House and diocesan staff.

    This is to let you know that the government recently updated its guidance for the safe use of places of worship during the pandemic. This guidance is available here:

    COVID-19: guidance for the safe use of places of worship - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

    The guidance provides some additional clarity for churches in relation to what is permitted as part of the ‘roadmap out of the current lockdown’. As you know, restrictions are still being eased over time.

    For places of worship and faith communities, the key changes involved in each of the remaining Steps include:

    Step 1 - From 29 March

    • up to 6 people, or two households, can gather outdoors including in private gardens
    • weddings and civil partnership ceremonies can take place with up to 6 people
    • funerals remain limited to 30 people
    • wakes are limited to 6 people
    • (the guidance includes greater detail about exactly what places of worship can be open for and how. This includes private prayer and some communal worship depending on the capacity of the church and a suitable risk assessment)

    Step 2 - no earlier than 12 April

    • funerals remain limited to 30 people
    • weddings and civil partnership ceremonies, wakes and wedding receptions and wakes are limited to 15 people

    Step 3 - no earlier than 17 May

    • up to 6 people, or two households, can gather indoors
    • most significant life cycle events can resume, limited to no more than 30 people. This will include events such as weddings, wakes, private baptisms, naming ceremonies and stone setting ceremonies
    • wedding receptions can also proceed with up to 30 people

    Step 4 - no earlier than 21 June

    • At Step 4, the government aims to remove all limits on life cycle events and other gatherings. This will be subject to the outcome of the scientific Events Research Programme, which will include a series of pilots using enhanced testing approaches and other measures to run events of larger sizes.

    As you will know, we do have to wait for the government to confirm that we, as a nation, can progress to each next step, so please remain alert to the guidance from the government.

    You may wish to note that from 28 March the guidance on singing has been amended:

    Indoors: - a single small group of singers will be allowed to perform, or rehearse for performance, only where essential to an act of communal worship. This should be limited to as few singers as possible, with social distancing being maintained at all times. Communal singing should not take place.

    Outdoors, in the grounds or the outside space of a place of worship: When communal worship takes place outdoors, the congregation may join in with singing, and should follow the principles set out in the performing arts guidance here Performing arts - Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) - Guidance - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk). This includes ensuring that congregation members follow social distancing rules. New social contact limits apply.

    We understand that guidance for bell ringing is that it will not be permitted any earlier than 17 May.

    If you have any questions about the above I would first recommend that you view the guidance, as it is reasonably comprehensive. Please also see the Church of England’s covid guidance: https://www.churchofengland.org/resources/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance

    For other matters please contact archdeacons@truro.anglican.org.

    Sent on behalf of Archdeacon Paul Bryer

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

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