The government's Stay at Home order is due to be lifted on March 29. We are expecting to resume public worship in both churches from that point. That means we expect to have Holy Week and Easter services in church. We intend to publish the Easter service schedule next week. We'll publish a full recovery plan to take us to step four and the end of restrictions the week after that, once the PCCs have approved it. We intend to continue streaming all Sunday services from Holy Trinity whilst restrictions persist.
Coronavirus - Worship is Suspended
For this year’s Lent Appeal, we are continuing our involvement with African Village Support (AVS). For this year’s Lent Appeal, we are continuing our involvement with African Village Support (AVS). So far we have raised £2,976. This is an incredible and generous amount. Thank you to everyone who has contributed!The PCC decided to continue involvement with AVS this year because, as you know, the UK government has reduced foreign aid and charities like AVS will struggle for funds.
|SUPPORTING WOMEN||DONATE £10.00|
|£10 buys locally made reusable sanitary pads for girls, or a Mama Bag for new mothers.|
|SUPPORTING FOOD INDEPENDENCE||DONATE £20.00|
|£20 buys two or three chicken, suitable for rearing|
|SUPPORT FOR A MONTH||DONATE £30.00|
|£30 buys food and medicines for a vulnerable family for a month.|
|SUPPORTING FOOD INDEPENDENCE||DONATE £35.00|
|£35 buys a goat.|
|SUPPORTING EDUCATION||DONATE £50.00|
|£50 buys stationery for a school term.|
|SUPPORTING FOOD INDEPENDENCE||DONATE £200.00|
|£200 buys a cow for rearing and to provide milk for families.|
Please support us to serve our community by contributing financially to the life of the church. It is really easy to support us through the Parish Giving Scheme, and we encourage everyone who looks to our church to do so if they can.
Thank you to all who contributed to the Online Worship to celebrate our Patronal festival for St Mary Magdalene. You can watch the video here—the bells were calling us to worship for about ten minutes before the service began at 9.30am, so you might want to skip though that after you've got the flavour of them!
You can also watch the sermon, preached by the Reverend Hannah Cartwright, Assistant Curate, St Mary and St Nicholas, Littlemore, and hear Nigel's prayers from Great Hampden church.
And lastly here is the opening and closing music, with thanks to the Hampden Consort.
We have launched the fundraising appeal for our 2020 Vision project as we approach our 800th Anniversary next year. This is an exciting opportunity to preserve our church's heritage whilst making it feel much warmer, lighter and more comfortable for us all. Our plans are still developing. We need you to get involved by praying for our vision, supporting us in fundraising, and working alongside the dedicated team who are delivering the vision for our church as a place of meeting between God and his people. To find out more pick up a leaflet or look online at www.greathampden.org.uk/2020. To get involved please speak to one of the clergy, Tony, Val or Roger.