Our response to COVID-19

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The world has not experienced a situation like the one we now find ourselves in during the lifetime of any of us. As God’s Church, there is a need, now more than ever, for us to address the physical and spiritual needs of our Parish and the wider world in the best way we can in the circumstances.

The key changes to the way in which the parish is operating during the lock-down period are listed below. If you need any further information, please contact:
Our Rector – Reverend Rachel Mitchell (t: 07944 992178, e: rector@wivertoninthevale.co.uk)
Our Administrator – Anna Hemati Kang Sofla (t: 07592 873751 , e: administrator@wivertoninthevale.co.uk)

Services

Whilst our church buildings are closed, we continue to worship together with online video services every Sunday and on other special days. Click here to see details of upcoming services and catch up with past ones. Planned future events are also listed on our calendar.

We are also holding a weekly online Zoom meeting for Evening Prayer on Fridays at 6 pm. Click here to see how to attend the next meeting.

The diocese is also broadcasting a number of online services, for which details may be found by clicking here.

Church Buildings

On the advice of the UK Government and the Church of England, all of our church buildings will be closed and locked until further notice.

Parish News

Due to the infection risks of distributing mail, paper copies of the Wiverton News and the Weekly Notices will not be delivered during the self-isolation period. However, these continue to published on the website and can be accessed by clicking on the links above.

You can subscribe to receive email notifications of ALL new posts on our website by clicking here.

Community Groups

All community groups, including Coffee, Cake, Chat , Time for You, Big Breakfast, Pop-Up Café are cancelled until further notice.

Home Groups

Obviously, we are not able to meet in each other’s homes at present, but some of the Home Groups are continuing to gather through online meetings using the Zoom platform. Your Home Group leader will contact you with more information.

Prayer Requests

If you would like us to pray for you or those you love, we have a Virtual Prayer Group, whose members pray together for the needs of our parish, the country and the wider world. Please contact Rachel (see above) or complete an online form by clicking here.

Pastoral Care

If you or someone you care for would like to talk to someone in the church about anything weighing on your mind, Rachel would be happy to take your call.

Help with practical matters

Most of our village communities are organising groups of volunteers to deliver practical help to those in need. So, if you are self-isolating and need help with everyday matters like shopping, collecting prescriptions, posting mail, dog-walking , etc, you are welcome to contact anyone on our Who’s Who page who will be able to put you in touch with someone who can help you out.

Parish management

We are receiving regular advice from the Church of England, the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham and the Deanery of East Bingham.

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) and other Parish bodies continue to meet online to conduct essential business.

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