Benefice News - 25th September 2020

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A copy of this week’s Church News can be found here. In addition to news, the document gives full details of all of our services during weekdays, as well as those this coming Sunday and the following Sunday. Do join in with everything that appeals to you.

Sunday 27th September 2020 - Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity

The services planned for Sunday 27th September will all take place in our churches, and one will be streamed over the Internet using Zoom. Details are shown in the left hand margin of this webpage and on the Benefice calendar here.

We hope that you are able to participate in one or more of the varied acts of worship that have been planned, either in church or on Zoom.

Farewell to The Rev'd Kevin Martin

The Rev’d Kevin’s last day will be Sunday 11th October. We are not changing any services but if you would like to say farewell, Kevin will be at the folllowing services: the 8:30 am at Sedgehill, the 9:45 am at Semley, the 11.15 am at East Knoyle and the 6.00 pm at Donhead St Mary.

Churches Opening for Public Worship

We are now getting used to having services whilst following Government and Church of England Guidance. Please continue to follow directions given by sidespeople and Churchwardens when attending services. We look forward to welcoming you and please remember to bring your face masks unless you are in an exempt category.

Important: we need to know the number of people who are intending to come to our public services each week. Please let either the Churchwarden, The Rev’d Kevin or Jo our Administrator know if you are intending to come to a service the following Sunday. If you don’t let us know, we may need to turn you away at the church door if we have reached our capacity according to Government and Church of England guidelines. We really want to ensure all those who wish to come to a service are able to attend one.

Churches Opening During the Week

Some of our church buildings will be open at specified times throughout the coming week. Details of the opening days and times for each church are shown below:

  • St Andrew’s Church, Donhead St Andrew: Tuesday and Friday: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
  • St Mary's Church, East Knoyle: Wednesday: 10.00 am to 12.00 noon; Saturday: 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
  • St Leonard’s Church, Semley: Sunday and Wednesday: 10.00 am to 6.00 pm

These details may change as we gain experience of our ‘new normal’, so please check this page from week to week for the latest information.

News from Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral is offering free tickets to churchgoers who wish to visit now that it has started to charge for entry. Click here to find out more.

Zoom

With many services now being held in our churches on Sundays and some being ‘Zoomed’ at the same time, we require more than one ‘Zoom room' to enable us to Zoom two services from different churches simultaneously. Details of each ‘Zoom room' are shown below.

Important: please ensure that you check in the right hand margin of the this page the Zoom details of the service in which you wish to participate before joining the service.

Zoom 1

Either click on this link, and then use the password shown:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86820719578
Password: 867689

Or log on using the Zoom app, and use this ID and password:
Meeting ID: 868 2071 9578   Password: 867689

You can also participate dialling in by telephone to one of these phone numbers: 0203 481 5237 or 0203 481 5240.

Zoom 2

Either click on this link, and then use the password shown:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84985924593
Password: 519257

Or log on using the Zoom app, and use this ID and password:
Meeting ID: 849 8592 4593   Passcode: 519527

You can also participate dialling in by telephone to one of these phone numbers: 0203 481 5237 or 0203 481 5240.

Zoom 3

Either click on this link, and then use the password shown:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85640073075
Password: 2020

Or log on using the Zoom app, and use this ID and password:
Meeting ID: 856 4007 3075   Password: 2020

You can also participate by dialling in by telephone to one of these phone numbers: 0203 481 5237 or 0203 481 5240.

Zoom 4

Either click on this link, and then use the password shown:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2872955220
Password: 175430

Or log on using the Zoom app, and use this ID and password:
Meeting ID: 287 295 5220   Password: 175430

You can also participate by dialling in by telephone to one of these phone numbers: 0203 481 5237 or 0203 481 5240.

Click here for more guidance on how to join a Zoom meeting.