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     Lord, I bring to You my burdens and You know my situation. You know I can't make it without You. Comfort my heart, give me strength, and help me carry on. Amen

     

    Quote of the day, Friday 10th July

    “ Without courage, all other virtues lose their meaning." - Winston Churchill

     

                                                                                                                                                                   

    THIS PAGE LAST UPDATED 10th July 7.00 a.m.):

    (Please note that because things are still not normal this homepage along with the page for Prayer and Reflection are the only pages being updated on this site at the moment.)

     ## PLEASE READ THIS IMPORTANT UPDATE ##  Brian has written to detail the when and how of our churches re-opening. It gives dates and times and some details of the format of services. You can read the letter here and the main points are reproduced below.

     

    RE-OPENING DETAILS FOR OUR CHURCH BUILDINGS

    ST GORAN:  Services of Holy Communion will start up again from Sunday July 12th at 10.15 a.m. These will be based on Common Worship. There will also be a service of Holy Communion each Wednesday from the 15th July at 10.15 a.m. from the Book of Common Prayer. 

    From Sunday July 12th the church will be open for private prayer on each Sunday and Wednesday between 10.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. 

    ST JUST: The church will be open for private prayer on each Monday and Thursday between 10.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. from Thursday July 9th. The church will remain closed for public worship for the moment.

    ST MICHAEL CAERHAYS: The church remains CLOSED for the time being.

    These opening times will be under constant review. Please see Brian's letter for further details  here

    PLEASE NOTE COVID SAFETY PROCEEDURES WILL BE IN PLACE DURING ALL OPENINGS OF OUR CHURCHES. 

    Please continue to read the urgent updates from the Diocese and other important messages and useful internet links on COVID 19 on this homepage that have been updated on the 9th July. Also included are letters and reflections from our Priest, Brian, and don't forget we now have a facebook page. Brian 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@gmail.com

    Please also note that below are various sources for prayer and orders of service you can use during these troubled times, including services to follow for Sunday July 5th. 

     

     

    Pass it on

    Service for Sunday 5th July, Fourth Sunday after Trinity, CLICK HERE  Lord of all hopefulness  Thy hand O God has guided

    Reflections from Brian:  Marvellous  Who? Me?

    Link to our Prayer and Reflection page  CLICK HERE

    Link to Church of England prayers for use during the pandemic  CLICK HERE

    Link to digital version of Church of England prayer booklet  CLICK HERE

    An act of Spiritual Communion  CLICK HERE

    USEFUL LINKS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

    GOVERNMENT PRESS RELEASE ON RE-OPENING OF CHURCHES  June 9th

    LATEST GOVERNMENT CORONAVIRUS UPDATE AND GUIDANCE FOR CHURCHES   June 12th

    CHURCH OF ENGLAND STATEMENT ON RE-OPENING OF CHURCHES  June 9th

    LETTER FROM BISHOP PHILIP 6th May (Gradual opening of churches - Phase 1)  CLICK HERE

    BBC LATEST NEWS  CLICK HERE  

    BRIAN'S UPDATES  Churches' re-opening  Churches re-opening 2

    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

    GORRAN HAVEN WEB SITE FOR LOCAL UPDATES  CLICK HERE

    THE HAVEN CHIP SHOP MENU, TUES-SAT 5-8 p.m. (01726 843555)  CLICK HERE

    LOCAL UPDATES FROM MICHAEL BUNNEY  July 6th

    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 09.07.20

    Dear friends
    I hope you are well and finding your way, as you look to reopen your churches for private prayer and for public worship, and also maintain some of the ‘virtual’ forms of ministry upon which we have come to rely over the past three or four months. The pace of change has been relentless, we all know, so I hope you are planning at least a staycation over the summer and some time away from the email!
    We have had a few inquiries from parishes who are unable to fulfil the normal requirement of holding Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer and a celebration of Holy Communion in at least one church in each benefice on all Sundays and certain feast days. Fear not - there is provision in the guidance for such a scenario, and you do not need to ask permission of Bishop Philip. The guidance, found 
    here, states:

    Q. What if there are particular problems that mean a church is not ready for public worship?

    A. If there are particular local circumstances which mean that it is not reasonably possible to comply with the Government guidance for the safe conduct of public worship in any of the churches in the benefices from the 4th July, there are two potential solutions.

    1. Where the problem is likely to last for no more than a few weeks

    If it is likely to be only a matter of a few weeks before at least one church in a benefice may be able to hold the normally required public services then the matter can be dealt with by the minister and each of the PCCs without the need to consult the bishop. The minister and the PCC(s) should set out the arrangements in a formal a resolution. This can be done by email using the Church Representation Rules.

    It is recommended that the resolution(s) of the PCC(s) take(s) the following form:

    “The [rector] [vicar] [priest in charge] and the parochial church council of [name of parish] acting jointly authorise dispensing with the reading of Morning and Evening Prayer as required by Canon B 11 and the celebration of the Holy Communion as required by Canon B 14 on the following occasions:

    Sunday 5th July 2020

    Sunday 12th July 2020 etc.

    The reason for the dispensation is that in the light of the Government’s guidance on preventing the spread of Coronavirus, there is no church in the benefice which can be used safely for public worship on those occasions.”


    If some services can go ahead but others cannot, the resolution may be edited accordingly. For example, where Morning and Evening prayer will be possible and Holy Communion will not the reference to Morning and Evening prayer should be removed. Where Holy Communion may be possible on certain Sundays but not on others it can be edited in respect of this as well. 


    There is no need to inform the bishop that you have passed this resolution, it is enough simply that you have done so.  

    As we are moving slowly from the generalised lockdown to a position of fewer restrictions, it seems likely that most churches unable to fulfil the normal requirement will fall into this category. The bishop’s permission is only required if the services can’t be held for an extended period of time. (A draft resolution for this situation is also included in the guidance if you follow the link). 

    Yesterday, new guidance (here) was issued on ordinations and consecrations, and I am sure that our Episcopal College will be considering how we will be able to move forward with ordinations of our own in the light of that. Some very good news is that our new Bishop of St Germans, Revd Hugh Nelson, will be consecrated at Lambeth Palace on Wednesday next week. I plan to publish a more detailed piece about that on the diocesan website tomorrow, and will put it on the diocesan Facebook page also. 

    The Recovery Group also published updated guidance on individual prayer in church buildings, here

    In one of my recent emails, I believe the link I provided to the document on Holy Communion was duff - my apologies for that! I am sure that most of you found it, as it was clearly signposted on the national church’s Covid-19 guidance page, here, but in case any of you wanted that link it is here

    I think that is all for now. Bishop Philip and Ruth will continue to host their all-age worship event on the Truro Diocese Facebook page on Sundays at 0930, and a group of us are now looking at how that provision might be sustained, and also provide links to parishes.  We obviously need to consider how we can keep the best bits of what we have learned in the past few months, without everybody trying to do twice as much as before!

    As ever, if you do have questions regarding the guidance, please direct them in the first instance to your archdeacon. 

    And if there are people in your parishes who are on this distribution list, but who are not on email, I would be very grateful if you could please pass on this information. 

    With 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.

     

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