Parish Church News – July/August 2020

Services

Please note that, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all Church services here in Oaksey and in the other 5 Churches in the Braydon Brook Benefice have been cancelled until further notice. For the time being, we have also cancelled:

  • all of the scheduled Church Open Days on Saturdays until further notice.

In case of need, our Rector, the Revd. Tonya Nixon can be contacted via email at:

vicarbraydon@gmail.com

or by telephone on:

01666 575216

As this is a double issue of Oaksey Village News i.e. July & August, it is possible that very limited Church services may be resumed at some point during this period. Should this be the case, then details will be posted on the Church Noticeboard and notified to you via the Oaksey Buzz.

Greetings from Revd. Tonya

We are in the process of opening up the churches within the Braydon Brook Benefice. This is such good news. 

Behind the scenes we are writing Risk Assessments whilst gaining agreement from all the members of the PCC. We’re cleaning and moving items in the churches, so that when we open, all will be safe. We have purchased hand sanitiser, paper towels, disposal gloves, my list could go on and on.

Our aim is to have each church open for:

Private Prayer every Sunday from 2.30pm – 3.30pm, commencing 21st June 2020.

The church will look different. Areas will be roped off, toilet and kitchen facilities (for those churches which have them) will be closed and chairs and books removed.  There will be no flowers in church. Doors will be opened to avoid handles and sanitiser will be available. Only 6 people will be allowed in at once, thus maintaining social distancing.

If anyone would like to help us as we prepare and maintain, please make contact with the Church Warden or Revd. Tonya on 01666 575216.

This pandemic and the experience of Lockdown have been very painful for so many people. Our churches, when open, will be able to offer a space where we can pray, ponder and just be. Our churches are there for those who have missed the stillness and peace which these buildings can give us. I am delighted that we can soon be open once again and can serve you, the people who live in these beautiful villages. So, come and pray, if you feel able, for yourself and those you love, for our society in a time of difficulty and for those on the front line or grieving.

For those who are unable to visit in person, Braydon Brook Benefice will continue to have regular services on Zoom and YouTube and the weekly Quiz remains.

For more information on what is happening visit: http://www.braydonbrook.co.uk/

Your local church, a house of hope, a house of prayer. Come and be.

Blessings

Revd. Tonya