Spotlight News for 10th January 2021

 

 

Sunday 10th January 2021

As Covid-19 restrictions continue across the country, thank you for adhering to these restrictions as we gather together.  Face coverings to be worn; track and trace also social distancing measures are in place.

Contactless Credit & Debit Card Donations: There is an opportunity to donate by card in St Saviour’s.  Full instructions for payment are on the table by the card reader at the exit.

Alpha Online :  We are planning to run Alpha online for the Group, with Boldre and South Baddesley, from Monday 25th January at 7pm for eight weeks.  To find out more about taking part or to book you place, please contact Simon on vicar@brockenhurstchurch.com.

On Sunday 17th January Gareth Davies (our guest preacher from the Bible Society) we will be launching our Year of the Bible - a year in which we hope that all of us will be encouraged to engage more deeply and rewardingly with scripture.  An annual plan of events and resources for the Year of the Bible will be available early in the New Year. 

Our Mission of the Month for January is Leprosy Mission; for details of this condition and the work being done for sufferers please visit www.leprosymission.org.uk  

A Prayer from the Church of England for all those affected by Coronavirus

Keep us, good Lord,

under the shadow of your mercy.

Sustain and support the anxious,

be with those who care for the sick,

and lift up all who are brought low;

that we may find comfort

knowing that nothing can separate us from your love.

In Christ Jesus our Lord.  Amen.

Brockcare's Coronavirus Team and our many wonderful volunteers across the village are on 'stand-by' to offer help once again as restrictions are in force as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. These are worrying times for the elderly and vulnerable especially, and for those who may have to self-isolate. If you hear of anyone in our village who may need help with shopping etc. please ask them to phone the Church Office on 624584.

Brockcare – if you hear of anyone in the village who is sick, elderly, lonely or bereaved and who might welcome a visit from one of our Pastoral Visitors, please contact Sharon Dibden in the Church Office on 624584.

If you wish to purchase John Purkess’ By-Gone Brockenhurst books, please contact either Jane Forrest on 624287 or Janet McDonald on 622144.  Books can also be purchased from the Church Office; Streets; Pot Pourri; or Cards & Candy in Brookley Road.  Books cost £5 each, Parts One, Two and Three are currently available.  All monies raised go towards church funds. 

Counselling Together is continuing to offer counselling in the New Forest, in the New Year there will also be the opportunity to offer new clients the option of working online.  It is operated out of local churches and follows strict government guidelines for Covid.  For further information, phone on 07983 320450 or via email counsellingtogether@yahoo.com  Alternatively see their website www.counsellingtogether.co.uk