IMPORTANT: Instructions for attending services

For the time being there are some restrictions that will be in place. Here is a list of instructions: Only 2 people to sit in each pew that is open (or one household and if room a single person). Every other pew will be cordoned off. Hand sanitiser which will be by the door to be used when you enter and leave. For the moment no refreshments will be served but do feel free to bring your own water bottles. It is asked that you don’t spend too long in the church building after the service as it has to be cleaned and sanitised. At Capel the toilet will be open and disinfectant available for you to wipe all surfaces after it has been used. Unfortunately we cannot sing hymns but there will be music from our organist and Bob with his guitar. The services will be on a sheet given to you when you enter church along with the weekly sheet – do take these home with you. No collection will be taken but donations including cash can be left on the plate. For the collection you can also use the GIVT app.

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On Church of England guidance on Coronavirus (Covid-19) for Churches

COVID-19 The Church continues to be alive and active, but our buildings must close. We are seeing a huge increase in the number of people falling sick with COVID-19. We must distance ourselves from one another and prevent the spread of infection in order to save lives. Therefore, as well as public worship being suspended, this and all church buildings in the Church of England are now closed. Our worship of God and our care for each other continue but cannot be done in this building. This website contains details of how to join others online for prayer. See Corona Virus Prayers post. The vicar of this church can be contacted in an emergency by telephoning Revd Liz 01306 711260 Alternatively the Churchwardens can be contacted by telephoning 01306 711482 or 07885 439079 – Capel 07779 419847 – Ockley “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength . . . Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.” To protect the vulnerable amongst us, please do not leave your home except for essential trips. SELF ISOLATORS CAPEL: CORONAVIRUS PARISH… Read More

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Light a candle of hope: A national call to prayer

Presidents of Churches Together in England have issued a call to prayer in the light of the Coronavirus pandemic. This is for all churches and people of prayer to join on Sunday 22nd March, Mothering Sunday. They write…. Post expires at 3:20pm on Sunday March 21st, 2021

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A pastoral letter from the Bishop of Guildford

The last few days and weeks have been a confusing and bewildering time for us all. A growing number across our communities have contracted the coronavirus, of whom a small proportion have died. A far greater number are now self-isolating, including many able-bodied men and women over the age of 70. Social gatherings have increasingly come to a halt. The economy is in freefall. And yesterday we all received the news that church services are to be suspended for the time being, so as to seek to contain the virus: another unprecedented move at a time when the very word ‘unprecedented’ is becoming almost a cliché. a pastoral letter from the bishop of guildford_3 Post expires at 8:17pm on Thursday March 18th, 2021

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Communal Christmas card scheme

Every year many of us buy loads of Christmas cards and write to all our family, friends, acquaintances, neighbours, colleagues etc to wish them a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Some enjoy the job of writing cards but, listening to the conversations, many more find it a chore. There is also quite an environmental price to be paid for all those cards: paper is produced from wood and not all trees that are used are grown with regard for our planet. Most cards come in single use plastic, at best in multi-packs but often individually wrapped. As an ECO church initiative, we would like to try out something new that will also help decorate our church: a communal Christmas card scheme. This year, instead of each of us writing cards for many of our fellow churchgoers we suggest we all write one card to the whole congregation. We will display the cards in a creative way in our churches and we can all look at the cards and see what good wishes have been sent to all of us. Please check our ECO tip for last month in the ECO Church section for guidance on how to deal… Read More

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Photographic Competition Cancelled

We are sad to have to announce the cancellation of the Photographic Competition. Fewer entries have arrived than anticipated. We hope to revisit the idea when a next opportunity presents itself. Capel & Ockley PCC

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Reports to the Special Parochial Church Meeting – 11 Feb 2018

Dear Friends, Please find attached the report over 2017 to the coming Special Parochial Church Meeting on Sunday Feb 11th after the 10:30 service. SPCM report 2018

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