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Page 1: Christ Church ChronicleChronicle The Parish Magazine of Christ Church, Nailsea 2 Christ Church Nailsea in the United Benefice of Christ Church, Nailsea and St Quiricus and St Julietta,

£5 annually or 50p per copy

June 2020

Christ Church

Chronicle The Parish Magazine of

Christ Church, Nailsea

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Christ Church Nailsea

in the United Benefice of Christ Church, Nailsea

and St Quiricus and St Julietta, Tickenham

Priest in Charge: Rev. Julie Harris

Associate Vicar : Rev Steve Tilley Tel: 01275 543332 email: [email protected]

Enquiries about banns, weddings and baptisms can be made via Louise Maby,

Benefice Administrator on 859210 or [email protected]

Website: www.Christchurchnailsea.org.uk

Readers Bobbie Shannon 856260

Richard Wheller 07974 160280

Churchwardens Linda Randall 790593 Robin Lambert 464461

Pastoral Care Coordinator Rhona Winter 855718

PCC Secretary Kath Bezzant 856222

Treasurer and Gift Aid John Bickerstaffe 855605

Verger Chas Norman 854232

Electoral Roll Officer Jill Martin 851559

Mothers’ Union Jacqui Broughton 858304

After-Eights Rhona Winter 855718

Magazine distribution Linda Randall 790593

Magazine Editor June Slater 852550

Tiddlers Toddler Group Claire Conway 857336

Church Flowers Angela Wheller 858613

Vestry Hall bookings Louise Maby 859210

Events Group Jacqui Broughton 858304

Worldwide Church Com. Liz Everitt 851174

Lifts to church Jo Hatcliffe 858149

FFC & Tuesday Tots Beverley Kelly 790520

Choir & Junior Choir Phil Lawrence 01454 777719

Benefice Prayer Chain Bobbie Shannon 856260

Safeguarding Elizabeth Wood 851722

Child Contact Scheme Duty Officer 07749 712699

Piecemakers and CC Crafts Val Cave 854892

Breakfast Run Kim Rockett 07894 563205

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Hi Everyone

As I sit at my desk and type this letter of introduction, our world is a

far cry from that we knew some 10 weeks ago. We have a new word

in our vocabulary ‘Lock down’! that has deprived us of our freedom

and the physicality of shaking hands or giving someone a huge hug.

However, this keeps us safe from this awful virus that has claimed so

many lives. I know for me the thought of not seeing your loved ones

or waving them off in an ambulance not to see them again, will be

etched in my memory for ever, as with the funerals I’ve conducted

during this time

It would be remiss of me to write a jolly old letter of introduction

without mentioning our world today. But we are seeing green shoots

of things returning to a small element of normality. So much so that

we are now able to move into the Rectory on Tuesday 19th May, just

in time to unpack and take a week’s rest, before beginning my

ministry with you

I am very much reminded of the well known reading from Ecclesiastes

(3:1-8) ‘Everything has its time’ and it is with eager anticipation and

joy that my time has come to join you initially as your Priest in

Charge on 2nd

June via Zoom (details to follow). To be followed when

we are out of lock down with a second licensing

as Rector. Boy what a celebration that will be!

Graham, Barney and Megan (our two Yorkshire

Terriers) and I can’t wait to meet you all and

begin our next chapter. I know it will be a huge

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I.

blessing as we worship and live our Christian lives together.

There is so much I’m sure you want to know about my journey with

Christ, but perhaps we’ll leave that for another day.

There are many reasons why I felt God called me to be with you. One

of them was the words used on your profile.

‘To know Christ and to make him known’

I hope this is included in your prayers, for if we truly know Christ, why

would we not want that to be the case for everyone?

Please stay safe, alert and be assured my prayers and blessing in all

that you are and do.

Blessings

Jules Harris

Christ Church, Nailsea and St Quiricus & St Julietta, Tickenham

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DAVID’S GARDENING

SERVICES

Do you need help in your garden?

Regular garden maintenance

including: Grass cutting Hedge

Trimming Weeding and

garden clear up Pruning

Call David on 07561119504

E-mail David at

HOME

TUTOR I am a teacher with special

needs experience that offers

a fusion of tutoring and child

led learning to cater for ac-

ademic, social and emo-

tional needs.

Melanie Street

www.melaniemahony.co.uk

[email protected]

0751 8050205

Please note: the magazine editor has a new email address.

From now on, please send all items for the magazine to

[email protected] . Thank you.

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Children’s News!

We will start this month with celebrating some Birthdays: Happy Birthday to Nathan Porter who will be 10yrs old on the 3rd Phoebe Parsons is 9yrs old on the 15th and Maddy Winter will be 11yrs old on the 30th A Happy Birthday from everyone at Christ Church. Usually I fill this column with news of activities and events coming up dur-ing the month, but for once in my life my diary is empty and like every-one else awaiting news of when we can start arranging to meet again. We will all look back on this time with mixed feelings and emotions. I would like the children to keep some of the things they have been doing whilst they have been at home and bring them along when we next see them as I want to display their work on a board in the hall. Doesn't have to be just what we might learn in Church, anything they have enjoyed doing but no homework, their teachers will want that!! Looking ahead to July, there are plans to start some form of Children's Church again on the 1st Sunday of the month, which will be on the 5th. Either on zoom or if allowed in the Church. Either way we need to keep contact with our families, so look out for more details. First Sunday in June on the 7th will be Jules first Sunday as our minister, so that will be a combined communion service with Tickenham probably still using zoom. I said my diary is empty but God opens up opportunities some days to have contact with families that we know at Church or out in the

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Community. This is an amazing time to go through as we have more time during the day to show God's love and compassion. If there are any children getting bored and would like some activities and craft

please contact me. Take care this month. Beverley Kelly Children’s Leader

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CORONAVIRUS

Both of our churches remain closed until allowed to reopen. Louise will split the

morning working partly from home but also in the office to check mail and phone

messages . She will have the computer on most of the day to check for emails in

case any are urgent. The best way to contact the office is via email:

[email protected]

The notice sheet will be produced as an online version. The June magazine will also

be online,

If anyone is living alone and would like the church to ring you occasionally to see if

you are ok or need anything, please ring the office 01275 859210 or Rhona on

07779 933959 or 855718.

Louise Maby - Administrator

Christ Church, Nailsea and St. Quiricus & St. Julietta Tickenham

DELIVERING THE NEWS

For a long time now Richard has done a fantastic job as our Christ

Church webmaster. Although he is anxious to focus on other aspects of

his important Reader Ministry, in the absence of a successor he contin-

ues to work extremely hard to enable those of us with computers, lap-

tops, tablets and mobile phones to keep abreast with church news via

our website.

However about half of you reading this will be doing so in the usual pa-

per form as you don’t have access to the internet, and thus the church

website, or you have pre-paid for magazine delivery this year.

As it seems it could be quite a while before we are all back at church

together again we would like to get our means of communication a little

more fine-tuned. So, if you have had a paper magazine delivered but

are actually able to read it online please email Louise and let her know.

If on the other hand you come across someone who needs to have a

paper magazine and hasn’t had one delivered please ring Liz Everitt

(851174). Ask around as you chat on the phone, whilst standing in the

supermarket queue or when passing other church members whilst out

for a walk and let’s all try to get this right.

Thank you.

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. Christian summer events and travel agencies hard hit by crisis

A number of Christian travel companies face possible financial ruin in

the wake of the Covid-19 virus.

Companies affected include: Lightline Pilgrimages (to the Holy Land),

Oak Hall Expeditions, Pax Travel, and McCabe Pilgrimages (which

would have handled travel to the Oberammergau Passion Play this sum-

mer – now postponed until 2022.) Ironically, the Oberammergau Pas-

sion Play has its roots in the plague in Germany in 1633.

Meanwhile, here in the UK, the following events have been abandoned

for this year: Spring Harvest, New Wine, the Walsingham Youth Pil-

grimage, Focus (for churches on the Holy Trinity Brompton network),

and Greenbelt.

.Nailsea District Leg Club

As this is being written (23 April, St George’s Day) the country as a

whole is sincerely hoping that by the time this is read towards the

end of May or during June, some Government restrictions will have

been lifted. Whatever our thoughts and opinions are, here within the

Tyntesfield Medical Group area, we are extremely fortunate to live

where there is plenty of opportunity to get out and take exercise,

and we have been blessed (to date) with perfect weather for so do-

ing. It is evident from those out and about, on foot or bikes, that lots

of people of all ages are doing just that, possibly discovering walks

and lanes they never knew about before, and enjoying all the won-

derful sights that spring brought us.

Exercise is key to having healthy legs and indeed to our wellbeing as

a whole. So please, if you have developed the habit of taking daily

exercise, continue to do so and keep it as part of your routine, eve-

ryone will benefit in the long term.

Nailsea District Leg Club will be up and operating again as soon as

we can, may be a while yet, but don’t forget we will be back. In the

meantime those that need care or advice, the surgeries are only a

‘phone call away.

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HAVE YOU MADE A WILL?

Writing a will ensures your family and home are protected

after your death. Steele Rose specialise in the preparation of wills,

Powers of Attorney and associated legal documents including advice

on inheritance tax and funeral plans.

For free consultation/further information and home visit please call Philippa Herring (local consultant) on 01275 474270 - 07786198760

e-mail [email protected] or visit the website: www.herringwills.com

Members of the Society of Will Writers

Remember traffic jams?

One good thing about the lockdown is that you’ll have spent less hours

stuck in traffic this Spring.

Recent research has found that in 2019, car-using commuters lost an

average of 115 hours stuck in traffic. No surprises that London was

the most congested, with people losing 149 hours over the year. After

all, London comes 8th in the world for bad traffic jams.

Belfast was the next worst, with 112 hours lost per commuter. That is

closely followed by Bristol (103 hours), Edinburgh (98 hours), and

Manchester (92 hours).

London and Edinburgh have tied for the title of UK’s slowest-moving

city centre, with the average speed being about 10mph.

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JOHN BROWN FOR QUALITY HARDWARE & COOKWARE

A family run concern offering the

PERSONAL SERVICE

You would expect from

NAILSEA’S LONGEST RUNNING BUSINESS (Est. 1957)

90 High Street, Nailsea. Telephone 01275 853368 www.johnbrownhardware.co.uk

Nailsea Podiatry Practice

HPC Registered Chiropodists/Podiatrists

Ground Floor, The Old Vicarage, Somerset Square, Nailsea,

Bristol, BS48 1RN Tel: 01275 855384

Mrs M.L. Burt BSc (Hons), MChs Mr I. Phillips BSc, MChs

Surgery and Domiciliary Visits available

NAILSEA COUNTRY MARKET

Homemade bakes & preserves,

local cheese, butter, eggs,

plants and craft

Christ Church Vestry Hall

Fridays 10.00-11.15am facebook.com/nailseacountrymarket

Choice of Chauffeur Driven

Genuine Vintage Cars for Hire

Roger and Andrew Triggol

Tel 01275 852440

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News from Kingshill Church School

I am writing this just after the Prime Minister’s announcement that

schools may begin to reopen on 1st June. There has been a deluge of

communications to all in school communities this week, to staff, gover-

nors and parents, and by the time you read this all may have become

rather clearer.

A joint letter sent to parents on 11th May from the CEO of the Bath

and Wells Multi Academy Trust and Mrs Thomson our headteacher

says

“I would like to reassure you all that the health and safety of each of

your children and school staff is always our absolute priority. All our

planning for any return to school will have this as our main aim.”

Planning for and implementing the return is hugely complicated, so

please pray for all involved, not least for the parents who will bear the

responsibility of deciding whether to send their children to school. I

can only think that the last time parents had to make this sort of deci-

sion was at the beginning of World War 2 when city children were

evacuated.

Meanwhile the whole Kingshill Community is pulling together to look

after each other and provide love, security and learning for the chil-

dren. The Friday newsletters, available for you too to enjoy on the

school website, are brilliant, with lots of photos of the children partici-

pating in an amazing range of activities at home, in their gardens and

out and about in our local countryside. Each week Mrs Thomson also

includes the sort of Christian message that would be part of an assem-

bly. A thought and a story which give lots to think about.

Every weekday, including the VE Bank Holiday, our Keyworkers’

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Children have been cared for and helped to carry out the home learning

activities at school. The staff are working on a rota basis as it’s quite

demanding ensuring even a small group of children observe the required

social distancing and hygiene requirements! Children with a birthday get

a special birthday phone call and a mention on the newsletter, and Mrs

Thomson has phoned all the families of children due to start in the re-

ception class in September.

Some staff work each day contacting families by phone and distributing

food parcels to those families who normally rely on free school meals

and snacks at breakfast and after school club to eke out the family budg-

et. Tesco and Waitrose are being very generous with their Fairshare con-

tributions which help with this.

There is so much to pray about at the moment, but I do hope you will

find time to use the information here to pray for Kingshill, our church

primary school.

Liz Everitt. Foundation Governor

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ooOOoo- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Observations on Life

“The Covid-19 pandemic will, in the long term, prove a mere chapter in

human history. And then (when) the world comes back to life, Sir David

Attenborough (and others) will keep fighting to save it.” - Joe Shute,

journalist

“The coronavirus is about dying tomorrow. With climate change, we’re

talking about my grandchildren dying.” - Sir David Attenborough

Hmmm…...What’s going to happen to all those plastic gloves and face masks? Editor

,

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Faith in action around the World

Some examples showing how Mothers’ Union are responding to

COVID-19.

In this country, Mothers’ Union Members are making scrubs, scrub

bags, masks, and headbands which have been welcomed at many

hospitals.

In Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), before

COVID-19 had reached the country, a meeting was held to encourage

church leaders to engage in fighting COVID-19 in the area. They

focused the meeting around the scriptures to emphasise responding

with compassion and love, whilst highlighting the importance of

ensuring that proper hygiene practices are followed and gave practical

advice on how to do this.

Marthe Vira, Mothers’ Union Provincial President in the DRC and a

nurse herself, presented on the evolution of the pandemic at a global

and national level, its origin, the routes of contamination, the

diagnosis, prevention measures as well as treatment of the disease.

The presentation was followed by a series of questions and answers.

Marthe then led a demonstration on how protective masks could be

made in homes using basic materials. Everyone at the meeting were

then able to make their own masks! Marthe then finished the session

with a session on “how to wash your hands effectively”. By presenting

this to Church leaders they themselves were able to go into their own

parishes and communities to share the knowledge and advice.

Never one to rest on her laurels, Marthe and other Mothers’ Union

members have been providing demonstrations of how to wash hands

properly and make homemade masks to the general public by setting

up makeshift stands on streets – they have even created songs to help

with this teaching.

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‘North Somerset Child Contact Centre

A Child Contact Centre is a safe, neutral place where the children of sepa-

rated families can meet with their non-resident parent. The North Somerset

Centre operates twice a month in Clevedon or Nailsea and is run and man-

aged by the Mothers' Union. It is staffed by a team of volunteers, male and

female, who are all DBS cleared and trained. This is a valuable service

bringing much happiness to "absent parents" and their children. Referrals

are always welcome and a few more volunteers would also be gratefully

welcomed. If you feel that you could spare a couple of hours on a Saturday

afternoon occasionally, or would like more information please phone Sylvia

on 07749712699 or speak to Jacqui Broughton - 01275 858304

In the Asian country of Myanmar, many members are in remote villages

so are unable to access text messaging etc. However, Mothers’ Union’s

Community Development Co-ordinators mostly have internet access so

they work to get messages out.

In Burundi, East Africa, members are supporting the most vulnerable

families with seeds so they can grow their own kitchen gardens in lock-

down. They are also active in ensuring accurate messaging reaches

their communities. This is happening through more than nine hundred

Mothers’ Union Literacy Co-ordinators.

Meanwhile, in South Sudan, Mothers’ Union is also focusing on getting

accurate information in different languages to the Protection of Citizen

camps surrounding the capital city, Juba. In the camps, social distanc-

ing is an even greater challenge because of the living conditions. There-

fore, the importance of good handwashing is an essential message to

get across.

By mobilising the Church and its leaders back in March, as well as their

communities, Mothers’ Union hoped that as the pandemic reached

them they were more prepared with facts and advice to support their

communities tackle the virus in the most effective way possible.

Chris Mahony

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PRAYER DIARY FOR JUNE 2020

1. Pray the present restrictions have given us time to appreciate our

many blessings.

2, A warm welcome to Jules Harris as our new Rector.

3, Positivity of renewed hope

4. All who have no income for whatever reasons.

5. Homes and families living in Watery Lane and Kingshill.

6. The balm of warm summer days.

7. Praise Father, Son and Holy Spirit “God in Three Persons,

Blessed Trinity”,

8. Food banks, donors, organisers and those in need.

9. Help us to remember that present “abnormal” conditions are

‘normal’ to many housebound, disadvantaged and lonely people.

10. Residents and staff of care homes in our area.

11. We give thanks for the institution of Holy Communion.

12. Appreciation for volunteers in all capacities.

13. That many may be inspired to use skills and innovations for the

good of all.

14. My help comes from the Lord, maker of heaven and earth (Ps

121).

15. Guide dogs for the blind and the deaf and as companions for

adults and young people in challenging situations.

16. That planners will note the restrictions of “High Rise” living on the

occupants, especially on families.

17. All residents living in Causeway View.

18. Thanks for the support and kindness of our Christ Church Family.

19. Forgiveness for our many weaknesses and failures.

20. The wonderful world—day and night; ebb and flow of the tides;

moon, stars and planets.

21. Children from broken homes, may we reach out to them with your

love, Lord.

22. The pleasure of singing along to well known songs.

23. The depressed and faint hearted.

24. The Benefice Prayer Fellowship.

25. Families and occupants in Fryth Way and Godwin Drive.

26. Try to find something funny to laugh about—it’s amazing how it

can raise the spirits.

27. Weddings and celebrations that have been postponed and in some

cases sadly affected by the recent pandemic.

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28. Be joyful, in hope , patient in affliction, faithful in prayer (Romans

12:12).

29. Contentment is not fulfilment of what we want, but the realisa-

tion of what we already have (source unknown).

30. Happy memories of past holidays and dreams of future ventures.

PRAYER DIARY FOR JULY 2020

1. Mothers’ Union together in prayers and actions.

2. We are free to make choices; may we be guided to make ones for

the benefit of all.

3. Appreciation of renewed contacts with loved ones and new

friends made.

4. For dancing, music and movement.

Pastoral Care

If anyone hears of a church member who is ill in hospital or at home and would

welcome prayer or a listening ear either by a personal visit or a phone call

please contact me either by email

[email protected] or ring Rhona on 0777 9933959

.” Parish prayers

In June, please pray for everyone in our Parish as we all experi-

ence the sadness, changes and worries resulting from Corona-

virus. Please pray especially for those who live and work in Wa-

tery Lane, Kingshill, Causeway View, Fryth Way and Godwin

Drive.

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A crossword to start off, all solutions are on page 30.

Across 1 See 23 Across 3 Where the thief on the cross was told he would be, with Jesus (Luke 23:43) (8) 8 Invalid (4) 9 Blasphemed (Ezekiel 36:20) (8) 11 Adhering to the letter of the law rather than its spirit (Philippians 3:6) (10) 14 Shut (Ecclesiastes 12:4) (6) 15 ‘This is how it will be with anyone who — up things for himself but is not rich towards God’ (Luke 12:21) (6) 17 Mary on Isis (anag.) (10) 20 Agreement (Hebrews 9:15) (8) 21 Native of, say, Bangkok (4)

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22 Deaf fort (anag.) (5-3) 23 and 1 Across ‘The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of — to work it and take — of it’ (Genesis 2:15) (4,4) Down 1 Struggle between opposing forces (Habakkuk 1:3) (8) 2 James defined this as ‘looking after orphans and widows in their distress and keeping oneself from being polluted by the world’ (James 1:27) (8) 4 ‘The one I kiss is the man; — him’ (Matthew 26:48) (6) 5 ‘Be joyful in hope, patient in — , faithful in prayer’ (Romans 12:12) (10) 6 St Columba’s burial place (4) 7 Swirling current of water (4) 10 Loyalty (Isaiah 19:18) (10) 12 ‘God was pleased through the foolishness of what was — , to save those who believe’ (1 Corinthians 1:21) (8) 13 Camp where the angel of the Lord slew 185,000 men one night (2 Kings 19:35) (8) 16 ‘There is still — — — Jonathan; he is crippled in both feet’(2 Samuel 9:3) (1,3,2) 18 David Livingstone was one (4) 19 Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (1,1,1,1)

Now a maze

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a Sudoku

Finally search for the words 25, in all, from in Psalm 91,(V 1-6),

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Something for the colourists

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Christian Aid Week 10-16 May

"Love never fails. Coronavirus im-

pacts us all but love unites us all" In

the past, a number of us have sup-

ported Christian Aid with contribu-

tions in the red envelopes via the collection at Christ Church. This col-

lection has been recorded in the church accounts and then sent on to

Christian Aid. This year, we cannot do the usual collections because

of the Corvid19, but it is still not too late to contribute to Christian Aid

via Christ Church. Either cash or cheques can be delivered to John

Bickerstaffe our treasurer, 012775 855605.

[email protected],

Liz Everitt, 851174, or Jo Hatcliffe, 858149 for address details. Liz

and Jo are willing to collect donations to pass on to John. Cheques

may also be delivered to Christ Church, John will be checking the post

box regularly or a direct credit transfer from a bank account ear-

marked C.A. could also be made. All cheques to be made out to Christ

Church Nailsea PCC.

We can of course support Christian Aid with prayer and by making an

online donation

(Christ Church Bank details for online donations ore: Christ Church

Nailsea PCC, Sort Code 40-14-13 . AC No. 01424556, using your

name as a reference)

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Colin and Audrey Gibson in Lebanon

Our Mission Partner's link letter ar-

rived after Easter, after the last magazine

went to press. Their situation is very similar

to ours, everyone is required to stay at home

apart from essential work, trips for food

shopping, medical needs & the bank. Borders

are sealed and the airport is closed. There is a night-time curfew and

restrictions on travel. . Thankfully these restrictions seem to be work-

ing. (8th May Covid-19 update: 796 cases reported, 26 deaths)

Their concern is that Lebanon does not have resources to give much

help to people laid off work, adding to those already affected by the

near collapse of the economy. The effect on the poor who live in dense-

ly populated areas is a big worry.

Colin and Audrey work with the Lebanese Society for Educational and

Social Development (LSESD) who aim to strengthen the Church and

serve the community in Lebanon and the wider Arab world. Audrey

works with children with special educational needs and Colin liaises

with local and international partners to ensure that the various minis-

tries can be effective and adequately financed

In April, they were both working from home. Colin's routine hadn't

changed much, he was writing reports and fund raising. Audrey was

less busy, schools had closed. She was sending out online worksheets

for the children. She was also helping with the Parent 2 Parent support

Group which has grown during lockdown. Using WhatsApp there was a

daily sharing of ideas and recipes etc. as well as encouragement when

necessary

With all the churches and mosques closed Audrey and Colin are helping

to prepare services for their church, All Saints and Audrey has started

a Prayer Space for all church members to share prayer requests by

email.

Please continue to pray for the Lebanon, for wisdom for the LSESD

board facing financial difficulties and for Ella (name changed) with MS

and in mourning, that she finds Jesus amid her current difficulties.

Give thanks for the Parent 2 Parent group and for the more positive

aspects of lockdown, having more time to watch spring arrive and

cleaner air to breath!

World Wide Church Committee

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STAMPS Did you know ......... The Children’s Hospice can make

money from used postage stamps?

Please pop them in the special

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Thank you on their behalf,

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Letter from the Right Reverend Ruth Worsley, Bishop of Taunton Recognise the one who stands beside you

‘Stay alert’ is the message as we ‘ease out of lockdown’. We know

that for some there is little ease as we begin to re-engage with a

world that is still fearful of Covid-19 and uncertain about its future.

The requirement to ‘stay alert’ is to encourage us to watch out for

signs of the virus and protect ourselves and others as necessary.

We’ve just celebrated Pentecost, often recognised as the birthday of

the Church. Jesus’ message to his followers as he left them to return

to his Father was that they were to ‘stay alert’, not to guard against

something fearful to come but rather to be watchful for the Spirit

that would free them from fear. It didn’t mean that there weren’t still

physical dangers to face but rather that their spiritual lives should

grow in boldness.

We have seen much courage exhibited throughout this crisis to date.

Key workers who have continued to serve us day by day even whilst

most of us have remained at home. The NHS has quite rightly been

applauded and appreciated at this time and there are so many more.

I’ve been especially impressed by our schools and their teams who

have largely been open throughout this period to be provide care for

key worker families and vulnerable children. Even at weekends and

during this past half term holiday they have been tirelessly support-

ing their local communities. Staying alert to the needs of our young,

they have shown their commitment and care. I want to express my

huge gratitude to them!

As we move into June we may be seeing more children returning to

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The Way Under our Feet – a spirituality of walking

By Graham B Usher, SPCK, £9.99

Walking is one of the simplest things we do as hu-

mans. It’s how most of us experience life. In The

Way Under Our Feet, Graham Usher conveys how

exhilarating it is to walk into the depths of our hu-

manity. We become more ready to recognise the needs as well as

the joys of others; we sift our thoughts; we seek to heal our battered

world, even as we glory in the beauty of nature; we find ourselves

companying with our three mile an hour God.

schools having been home-schooled for a time. This will not be with-

out fear for some and a need to be especially alert to physical dan-

gers. Whatever the situation we find ourselves to be in at this point,

we are reminded that we have a Comforter, an Advocate, the Holy

Spirit, who strengthens and encourages our faith even at times of

doubt and anxiety.

Whether still at home and isolated or beginning a return to wider

community life, may you find yourself being alert for and recognising

the one who stands alongside you, the Spirit, who is friend, guardian

and comforter.

With every good wish

Bishop Ruth

Taunton

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SERVICES FOR JUNE 2020

NORMAL SERVICES WILL BE RESUMED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

However, as requested by Parishioners without internet access, set out below are the Collects and

Readings for the weekly Sunday Zoom! Service

7th (Trinity Sunday)

Readings

Isiah 40, 12-17, 27-end 2 Corinthians 13. 11-end

Psalm 8 Matthew 28.16-20

Collect

Holy God, faithful and unchanging, enlarge our minds with the knowledge of your truth and draw us

more deeply into the mystery of your love that we may truly worship you , Father, Son and Holy

Spirit, One God now and forever.

14th (First Sunday after Trinity)

Readings

Genesis 18. 1-15 Romans 5.1-8

Psalm 116.1.10-17 Matthew 9.35-10.8

Collect

God of truth, help us to keep your law of love and to walk in ways of wisdom, that we may find true

life in Jesus Christ your Son.

21st (Second Sunday after Trinity)

Readings

Genesis 21.8-21 Romans 6.1-11

Psalm 86,1-10, 16-end Matthew 10.24-39

Collect

Faithful Creator, whose mercy never fails, deepen our faithfulness to you and to your Living Word,

Jesus Christ our Lord.

28th (3rd Sunday after Trinity)

Readings

Genesis 22, 1-14 Romans 6. 12-end

Psalm 13 Matthew 10.40-end

Collect

God our Saviour, look on this wounded world in pity and in power; hold us fast to your promises of

peace won for us by your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ.

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The following are actual call centre conversations….

Wrong number

Customer: “I’ve been ringing you on 0700 2300 for two days.

Why didn’t you answer?”

Travel agent: “Where did you get that number from, sir?”

Customer: “It’s there on the door to your Travel Centre.”

Operator: “Sir, they are our opening hours.”

Other side?

Caller (enquiring about legal requirements while travelling in

France ): “If I register my car in France, do I have to change the

steering wheel to the other side of the car?”

Sure

Then there was the caller who asked for a knitwear company in

Woven.

Operator: “Woven? Are you sure?”

Caller: “Yes, of course. That's what it says on the label; Woven in

Scotland.”

Right-click

Tech Support: “I need you to right-click on the Open Desktop.”

Customer: “OK.”

Tech Support: “Did you get a pop-up menu?”

Customer: “No.”

Tech Support: “OK. Right-click again. Do you see a pop-up

menu?”

Customer: “No.”

Tech Support: “OK, sir. Can you tell me what you have done

up until this point?”

Customer: “Sure. You told me to write 'click' and I wrote

'click’.”

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Don’t overdo the exercise

During this period of staying so much at home, how much exercise is

good?

According to immunologists, regular bouts of moderate-intensity exer-

cise can help build our resistance to infection. “Regular moderate exer-

cise ensures that our lymph, which is the circulatory system of our im-

mune cells, keeps flowing,” says Dr Jenna Macciochi, of the University

of Sussex.

Regular moderate exercise can also improve our sleep, help control

weight, and prevent muscle loss. Some experts suggest that mild to

moderate is for 20 – 45 minutes up to three times a week. However,

avoid exerting to exhaustion, which decreases your immunity.

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POETRY CORNER

CORONAVIRUS

The earth rose up to bite us

she took us by surprise

she sent us flooding waters

she sent us raging fires

She exploded and she shook us

she spewed out lava rains

She "tore the earth asunder"

and dried up prairie planes

Her wind blew fierce and wildly

to make foundations shudder -

and roof tops flew unfettered

and fell upon each other

Mighty trees uprooted

and birds blown off their course

and oceans bridging coastlines

create unnatural shores.

Above the flaming orange sun

sucks moisture from the land

and turns the forests lush and green

into desert sands

Amid disease and famine

comes a new tormenting curse

with tentacles indiscriminate

it spreads to do its worse.

But we will defeat this enemy

with defiance and good cheer

and rise above this inevitable

misery and fear.

For as we look around us

we see heroes everywhere

and neighbours support neighbours

and really show they care.

Walkers wave to walkers

at distances agreed

as they exercise with caution

as the government decrees.

While isolated families

call more often than before

for we're all in this together

and we need to hear them more.

Our strength is in resilience

and we shall persevere

so look outside your window

and what you see is dear

That nature is renewing

before your very eyes

as rivers flow free and clear

below unpolluted skies.

So when this virus disappears

and we emerge elated

We must all remember those

This virus has defeated

And we should all be proud to say

together we were strong

and nature will renew itself

And life will carry on.

Now in this time of isolation

we are given time to wonder If us

human beings are the cause of

this tragedy and plunder.

In the magic of this world we see

Such beauty and such joy

That now is time to give our thoughts

To nurture not destroy. Tina Hellawell

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The normal activities at Christ Church are: Weekly:

Sun 10.00am - Children are always welcome at our services.

There are always toys and books in the children’s corner in Church for tod-

dlers and babies. First Sunday of each month is Children’s Church, for

young children and their families, in Church. All other Sundays, Faith for

Children (FFC) 3-11 years meet in the Vestry Hall during the service in

church. For information in advance, please contact the Church Office.

Mon 8.30am Morning Prayer, Bible readings & intercessions

Tue 9.30am Tuesday Tots in Vestry Hall (term time)

Fri 1.30pm Tiddlers Toddler Group in Vestry Hall (term time)

7.00pm Choir Practice

Sat 10.00 - 10.30 Morning Prayer and Intercessions

10.30 - 12.00 Church open for quiet prayer

10.30 - 12.00 Coffee morning in Vestry Hall (unless special event) Louise Maby, the Benefice Administrator, is available in the Church Office

on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9.45 –12 and Wednesday 9.45 –11am.

Alternatively phone 859210 or

e-mail: [email protected]

Church Website: www.Christchurchnailsea.org.uk

Monthly:

Mothers’ Union 1st Wednesday alternate months starting February

7.30pm Vestry Hall

3rd Wednesday every month 2.30pm Vestry Hall

After-Eights 3rd Monday each month 8.00pm in local homes

Midweek Communion 2nd Wednesday 10.00am Holy Communion

Boys’ Night Out First Thursday 8.30pm at White Lion

Church Breakfast 2nd and 4th Sunday each month after 8.30 service

Game On 2nd and 4th Tuesdays 2.30-4.30 in Vestry Hall

Girls’ Chat Time 4th Monday 4.00pm at Costa in the Precinct

Piecemakers 1st & 3rd Tuesday each month 1.30 Vestry Hall

Christ Church Crafts 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month 2.00 - 4.00pm

at 63 Westway

Items for the magazine should be emailed to [email protected]

or handed into the church office by the 14th of each month, thanks