Church News (2020 Archive)
24th March 2020
An update from Martin Flowerdew (click on the PDF symbol to open)
3rd April 2020
The latest newsletter, to mark Palm Sunday has now been published (click PDF to open)
10th April 2020
The Easter Sunday newsletter has now been published (click PDF to open)
17th April 2020
This week's newsletter, marking the Second Sunday of Easter
24th April 2020
This week's newsletter, marking the Third Sunday of Easter
1st May 2020
This week's newsletter, marking the Fourth Sunday of Easter
8th May 2020
This week's newsletter, marking the Fifth Sunday of Easter
15th May 2020
This week's newsletter, marking the Sixth Sunday of Easter
7th June 2020
This week's newsletter, marking Trinity Sunday
12th June 2020
CHURCHES OPEN FOR PRAYER
We are very pleased to say that following an easing of restrictions, both St Wystan's in Repton and St Mary's in Newton Solney are going to be open for private prayer. [Please note - the Crypt in St Wystan's is not open]
As from Monday 15th they will be open everyday from 10.00am - 6.00pm.
There will be hand sanitiser available in the porch and those coming to pray are asked to socially distance. both churches will be deep cleaned periodically but you are reminded to take the usual precautions to reduce the risk of cross-infection.
St Saviour's, Foremark will remain closed at this time.
We hope to be able to offer funerals in church from the week beginning June 15th but are awaiting further guidelines from the Government/Diocese. If you are in the unfortunate position of needing to arrange a funeral and wish it to be in church then do mention this to the Funeral Director or enquire directly to the Vicar to ask if it is possible.
19th June 2020
This week's newsletter, marking the Second Sunday after Trinity
It is now possible to get the current newsletter from St. Wystan's Church website here.
1st July 2020
SUNDAY WORSHIP AT ST WYSTAN'S WILL NOT TAKE PLACE THIS WEEK
Many different factors have led us to make the decision that we should not hold worship in St Wystan's this coming Sunday, July 5th. While this is very disappointing we remain committed to worshipping there at the earliest possible date.
There are many reasons for this 'U' turn, but while it was tempting to continue with our intention to hold an act of worship, after much consideration and prayer we feel it is the right thing to pull back. I apologise to everyone who had hoped to attend worship on Sunday.
Two of the areas of concern that the extra space will allow us to respond to:
1. We are unable to get the equipment to stream services installed in time for this Sunday. I preached last Sunday on the importance of our being one community. It is important that we offer worship only when we have enabled all our community to be part of it.
2. We have yet to receive the full, up-to-date guidelines in regard to the manner worship should be conducted safely. Our worship needs to be both worthy of what God gives us but it also needs to take place in the safest possible environment and we are not 100% certain on how to achieve that.
While you may share my disappointment at not being able to physically gather in church on Sunday please remember that:
St Mary's and St Wystan's are open for prayer every day from 10.00am - 6.00pm. If being in church on Sunday is important to you please remember that you can go there in safety and pray.
We WILL be holding our ZOOM service on Sunday at 9.00 as we have done previous weeks. If you have not used this before you would be most welcome. It is very simple - either online or over the phone. Please contact myself, Stephen Longden, Nick Parish or Ruth Attwood for details.
3rd July 2020
This week's newsletter, marking the Fourth Sunday after Trinity
16th July 2020
** BENEFICE CHURCHES NOW OPEN FOR PRAYER AND SERVICES **
St Mary's Newton Solney is open for private prayer 10.00 - 6.00pm every day.
No SUNDAY services are taking place at this time but we are joining with others from the Benefice with worship at St Wystan's in Repton at 10.00, each Sunday from July 26th [SEE BELOW].
St Saviour's, Foremark is not open for private prayer at this time
St Wystan's Repton is open for private prayer 10.00 - 6.00pm each weekday, on Saturdays from 10.00 - 3.00pm and on Sundays from 12.00 - 6.00pm.
The Crypt is not open to visitors.
A weekly Service of Communion will take place at St Wystan's, Repton at 10.00 beginning on Sunday July 26th.
We would like to know approximately how many people intend coming to avoid a situation where we have to turn people away!!
BY WEDNESDAY EVENING [22nd July]
Please email our Administrator Rebecca: giving an indication of how many from your household are likely to come
OR Telephone the Vicarage [01283 619686] and leave a message to that effect on the answerphone.
You are asked to wear a face mask. Other details can be requested from the Administrator.
If you are unable to come to the church for the Sunday Service
This service will be live on Zoom - and you can join in via the internet [with video] or over the phone. Again details and a copy of the order of service are available via our Administrator 07817997419
Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals
These can take place in St Mary's, St Saviour's Foremark or St Wystan's Repton.
24th July 2020
This week's newsletter, marking the Seventh Sunday after Trinity
29th July 2020 - UPDATE
BENEFICE SUNDAY WORSHIP AT ST WYSTAN'S - 10.00am on SUNDAY August 2nd
IF YOU CAN’T ATTEND ON THE 2nd OR CHOOSE NOT TO - We have WiFi installed in church. This means everyone can join in via Zoom – either with video via your computer/iPad/iPhone – or by telephone as some have done with our existing services.
To use Zoom via computer or telephone you need to:
Ask Rebecca our Administrator 07817997419 or for a copy of the Order of Service and the invite to Zoom you require to log in via internet or phone.
IF YOU WISH TO COME TO WORSHIP ON THE 2nd - there is no need to let us know you intend coming this week. [Please do not assume this is the case each week but check the announcement here.]
Please note: We are asking people to wear masks all the time in church.
7th August 2020
This week's newsletter, marking the ninth Sunday after Trinity
14th August 2020
This week's newsletter, marking the tenth Sunday after Trinity
21st August 2020
This week's newsletter, marking the eleventh Sunday after Trinity
28th August 2020
This week's newsletter, marking the twelfth Sunday after Trinity
3rd September 2020
This week's newsletter, marking the thirteenth Sunday after Trinity
11th September 2020
This week's newsletter, marking the fourteenth Sunday after Trinity
18th September 2020
This week's newsletter, marking the fifteenth Sunday after Trinity
25th September 2020
This week's newsletter, marking the sixteenth Sunday after Trinity
2nd October 2020
This week's newsletter, marking the seventeenth Sunday after Trinity
10th October 2020
This week's newsletter, marking the eighteenth Sunday after Trinity
17th October 2020
This week's newsletter, marking the nineteenth Sunday after Trinity
23rd October 2020
This week's newsletter, marking the twentieth Sunday after Trinity
1st November 2020
This week's newsletter, marking All Saints' Day
6th November 2020
This week's newsletter, marking Remembrance Sunday
13th November 2020
This week's newsletter, marking the Second Sunday before Advent
20th November 2020
This week's newsletter, celebrating Christ The King
27th November 2020
This week's newsletter, marking Advent Sunday
4th December 2020
This week's newsletter, marking the Second Sunday of Advent
Important News about Christmas!
Due to the changing restrictions, there has been an update to the
Christmas Service Schedule. You can read more by clicking on the PDF
11th December 2020
This week's newsletter, marking the Third Sunday of Advent
Outside Carols Service
To help you join in, these are the words to print or read from a screen
Crib Fest 2020
The first of our entries are in (an updated list will be published next week).
You are invited to take part in judging over the coming weeks.
Please email your votes to: by Saturday 2nd January.
A good excuse for a nice walk over the Christmas Season!
18th December 2020
This week's newsletter, marking the Fourth Sunday of Advent
CRIB SERVICE and ST MARY’S SERVICE ON SUNDAY 27TH CANCELLED
We have had to make the difficult decision that neither the Crib Service at St Wystan’s or the Service at St Mary’s Newton Solney on Sunday 27th can go ahead. We are so sorry but feel that with the nature of those services we would be unable to offer a safe environment for worship with minimal risk of cross-infection.
The Christmas Morning Communion will go ahead but there will be a cap on numbers so if you wish to attend please remember that you have to book in ahead of time.
The Benefice Communion on Sunday 27th will be streamed only. Neither church will be open.
We hope that, by January 3rd when we plan to celebrate The Epiphany, we will be able to continue to offer worship as we have been doing but please check for notices before attending.
We hoped to offer a streamed Nativity Service from the Cathedral but they are not live streaming. They do have a 6.00pm Carol Service on Christmas Eve online, if you wish to join in.
CRIB FEST RESULTS
The first thing to say is a big thank you to everyone who entered the Crib Fest 2020. There was an amazing variety in the different Crib Scenes on show and these provided a good excuse for many people to go for a walk and enjoy being out and about over the Christmas and New Year period. Although the joy was in being part of the Fest and adding to the feeling of celebration around our communities there were prizes on offer. Thank you also to everyone who voted. The winners in each category were quite a way ahead of the rest of the field where votes were spread out much more evenly. Well done everyone.
Martin the Vicar
Crib out the Front
The True Minion of Christmas – 11 The Pastures, Repton [Voucher from The Bulls Head]
A Traditional Stable and Figures in a Garden of Lights – 24 Blacksmiths Lane, Newton Solney
[Voucher from The Greedy Pig]
Crib in the Window
A Waste in a Manger – 3 The Cross, Willington Road, Repton [Voucher from The Boot]
Knitted figures in two windows – 21 Blacksmiths Lane, Newton Solney [Gift from The Spar]
8th January 2021
This week's newsletter, marking The Baptism of Christ