Notices

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Services 

As continue with Covid-19 restrictions we are still able to stay connected using technology, for example church services hosted over Zoom or live-streamed. Please check the Notices page above for further details

Additionally we have many Online services and content for you to engage with. We have a number of recorded All-Aged services. We also have devotionals and teaching content to watch. All these can be watched on our Video and Media page here or on our YouTube channel here.

Our Podcasts are continuing to be recorded and posted every Sunday by 8am. You can listen to them here:

Prayers

Stoke Climsland, St. Melor's and St. Sampson's have opened their doors to anyone who wishes to pray in a Church. Although you can pray anywhere, we know the spiritual significance of praying inside a Church. Stoke Climsland is open Wednesdays from 1-4pm and St. Melor's and St. Sampson's are open every day during daylight hours. 

You must continue social distancing of 2 metres from anyone that is not in your household if they are also visiting for prayer. Please follow all instructions given to you on entering the buildings.  If you suspect you may have been exposed to the virus or are feeling unwell please do not visit our Churches for prayer  We thank you for your ongoing support of the Callington Cluster and each of our individual Churches.

Please be patient with us as the Covid-19 restrictions may impact the Services, Church Access and activities in general. If you have any questions or queries please contact the Churchwardens for each Church. Their contact details are here.

HELP with IT

The various lockdowns have seen a massive growth in the use of videoconferencing. They are used for meetings, quizzes, church services, getting together with friends, on-line courses and much, much more. Zoom is very popular as is Facetime and Microsoft Teams. Perhaps you would like to take part in some of these activities but do not know how? Perhaps we can help you? Just to remind you that the Old School IT Club has set up an on-line ‘help desk’. You can send emails to it with your queries and you will be answered by at least one of Rosemary, Nigel or Deri. The address is ositclinic@gmail.com .

Of course, if you cannot get online, this is of no use at all, but you can call Deri Parsons on 01579 370319 and he’ll do what he can to help. If you know someone who struggles with the internet, let them know that we are still offering friendly and free help to improve their digital skills. There is no time like the present to get on-line.

Message from Bishop Philip and Bishop Hugh

Dear friends,

We are forwarding, with this note, a letter from our two Archbishops and the Bishop of London. It is specifically addressed to the clergy of the Church of England but we wanted to give it a wider circulation.

At its heart it calls us to use this renewed period of lockdown as a season of prayer, and of fasting too, and we wholly endorse that suggestion – recognising of course that much prayer has already been taking place.

...this call to prayer as something absolutely essential for a moment such as this. Our resilience, in the end, depends not on us but upon the faithfulness of our God  - and it is upon that faithfulness that we can and we must rely. He has, and is, all we need.

To aid you in reflection and to encourage you in prayer, we share with you this poem by R. S. Thomas – who himself served for many years as a priest on an peninsular surrounded by the sea:

The Other

There are nights that are so still

that I can hear the small owl

calling

far off and a fox barking

miles away. It is then that I lie

in the lean hours awake listening

to the swell born somewhere in

the Atlantic

rising and falling, rising and

falling

wave on wave on the long shore

by the village that is without

light

and companionless. And the

thought comes

of that other being who is

awake, too,

letting our prayers break on him,

not like this for a few hours,

but for days, years, for eternity.

 

May we rest upon him, and find in him, all we need in this challenging time.

With our love and prayers for you all,

 

+Philip (Biship of Truro)  +Hugh (Bishop of St. Germans)

Letter from The Most Revd & Rt Hon Justin Welby, The Most Revd & Rt Hon Stephen Cottrell Archbishop of Canterbury Archbishop of York, The Rt Revd & Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally Bishop of London.