Update 11 Jan 2021
All services in our church buildings are suspended until further notice.
Although the Government has chosen not to suspend public worship in England at this time, the Church of England and our Diocese have decided the choice whether to continue with “in-person” public worship should be made at local level.
As we are currently in vacancy, and rely heavily on the help of retired clergy and other volunteers to facilitate services, our churchwardens and PCCs have made the decision not to continue with “in-person” public worship for the time being, out of concern for the health and well-being of all involved.
This decision will be under constant review and updates posted here when the situation changes.
In the meantime we continue to explore ways of enabling us to worship together. There are various online alternatives that you might like to join in with while our buildings are closed:
- The Potting Shed Church offers family-friendly services via Zoom at 4pm on Sundays, see https://www.thepottingshedchurch.org/whats-on for more info.
- Revd Georgie Hadley of the Riverside Parishes leads Sunday services via Zoom, often using familiar Common Worship liturgy and prayers, see https://www.riversideparishes.co.uk/services.htm for more info.
- Southwell Minster and other churches across the Diocese are providing regular online services, see https://southwell.anglican.org/churches-livestreaming-services-2/ for a full list.
Churches Open for Private Prayer
Some of our churches are regularly open for private prayer each Sunday:
Carlton from 3pm – 4pm
Caunton from 10am to 4pm
Norwell from 10am to 1pm
Sutton from 10am to 3pm
Please follow all the instructions that you will find there so we can keep each other safe. We hope that many will draw comfort from being able to pray in our beautiful buildings as we continue through the challenges of the Coronavirus crisis.
NEWS: Resignation of Canon Mark Adams (4 December 2020)
Mark Adams has resigned from his position as vicar of the Beck and Trent Benefice with effect from 4th December 2020 and has moved to the West Country to pursue new opportunities. We pray for Mark and wish him well in his new role.
Alongside his ministry in our parishes, Mark also served as Area Dean of Newark and Southwell, was Chair of the House of Clergy and Honorary Canon of Southwell Minster, also acting as stand-in Archdeacon during the first half of 2020 and as such was a great help during the first months of the pandemic.
We thank Mark for all he did in the benefice particularly the introduction of several new initiatives, study courses and service patterns.
The Benefice is now in vacancy and we will start planning for the future. This is always an exciting and challenging time and we look forward to what the future will bring.
Prayer & Support Group
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