Churches in Fulford Parish




St Nicholas Church

Parish Magazine

Reopenng of St Nicholas Fulfod & Christ Church Hilderstone

From the Vicar

It has been a very strange few months since we went into lockdown and had to close almost everything, including our churches. The government announced that, as lockdown eases, churches can reopen for regular worship and weddings and baptisms (we have remained open for funerals, albeit very curtailed) from 4th July.



We are reopening St Nicholas church for regular Sunday worship

Dear Parishioners It has been a very strange, difficult and often emotionally draining few months for all of us but it has been amazing to see how our communities have pulled together, social distance friendships formed and folk have found innovative ways to try and keep active (both physically and mentally). In the main, the weather has been kind to us and our gardens are flourishing – what joy to look at as we walk around! Recently the government announced that our churches (which have been closed for 3 months) could reopen and, following the receipt of further guidance from the Church of England we have set to work to comply with all the new regulations regarding the building and how we conduct services in it.

I am delighted to announce that St Nicholas church will reopen for regular Sunday worship on Sunday 19th July at 9:30am.

Note: the change for 3rd Sunday in the month – there is no 8:45am Communion followed by 10am Family Service.

The maximum number of worshippers at any place of worship is 30 BUT, in order to comply with the regulations, in practice this has to be limited at St Nicholas to 14 (+ a few more IF they belong to the same household and can share a pew). As you arrive at church you will notice changes to entering (and leaving the building). Please observe them. The service each Sunday will be said Holy Communion in modern language. It is different to the service you may be used to but I hope you will find it uplifting and encouraging in your worship. There will not be any hymns or other singing and the congregation will take their Communion in one kind only (wafer). These are difficult “new normal” times but, together, we will get used to them. I firmly believe that God has been along side us throughout these past few, fraught months and that he will continue to be with us as we move forward in faith.

May God bless you all



Clergy:

Reverend Marion Reynolds, 20 Tudor Hollow, 01782 397073

Churchwardens:

Mrs Rowena Robinson, Fulford Dale Cottage, Tel 01782 397838
Mrs Shirley Rawlings, 14 Carters Croft, Tean, Tel 01538 724392


Churchyard

We respectfully ask that slug pellets are not used on any grave unless they are “wildlife friendly” as we have had several instances recently of dead rabbits near graves where slug pellets have been scattered.

We reserve the right to remove any items from graves in the churchyard if they are not in accordance with the diocesan regulations, an extract of which is available in the notice board.

Prayers

We pray for the Church, for all who are ill, bereaved, troubled or confused. If you cannot get to church and would like a visit and/or Holy Communion, contact the Vicar (397073) or Shirley Rawlings (01538 724392).



Parish Profile

The parish profile for the Benefice of Fulford-in-Stone with Hilderstone (2017):

Fulford Hilderstone Parish Profile 2017



St Francis of Assisi, Meir Heath

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The Methodist Church (Blythe Bridge): Rev'd Ian Coates 01782 395370

The Roman Catholic Church (Meir & Cresswell): Fr Kazimierz Stefek 01782 313734; Fr Jan M Berny




Fulford Residents


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