• NEW TO THESE PAGES ( LAST UPDATED 27th March (evening)): All services, meetings and gatherings of the Church are now suspended until further notice. Urgent updates and useful internet links on COVID 19, and how it affects our church and ourselves are on this homepage. To read update notes from our Priest, Brian, see below. He is available at his desk most weekday mornings if you need to contact him and at weekends in emergency situations: (01726 430857)   E-MAIL: revmcq@gmail.com

    And on a happier note a golden shout out to a golden couple on their Golden wedding anniversary today. Congratulations to the Rev'd Ruth and John Murfitt

    For a form of service to use for Sunday 29th March (Lent 5)   CLICK HERE

    Prayers from Church of England site  CLICK HERE.

     

    USEFUL LINKS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

    ARCHBISHOP'S LETTER TO CLERGY DATED 27th March  CLICK HERE

    BBC LATEST NEWS  CLICK HERE

    BRIAN'S UPDATES   27th March  Why did God make Mums

    NHS 111 ON-LINE   CLICK HERE.

    NHS111 CORONAVIRUS PAGE  CLICK HERE

    CORONAVIRUS PAGE ON THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND WEBSITE - CLICK HERE

    GORRAN HAVEN WEB SITE FOR LOCAL UPDATES  CLICK HERE

    FOR AN UPDATE FROM GORRAN HAVEN SURGERY  CLICK HERE

    LATEST FROM MICHAEL BUNNEY ON GORRAN HAVEN FACEBOOK    CLICK HERE

    IF ANY PARISH RESIDENT REQUIRES HELP DURING THE CURRENT CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC PLEASE EMAIL

      stgorranpc@btinternet.com  OR michaelbunney84@gmail.com

    OR PHONE OR TEXT MICHAEL BUNNEY 07939457590

     

     

    DIOCESE OF TRURO

    GUIDANCE ON RESPONDING TO THE CHALLENGES POSED BY THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK 

    CORONAVIRUS UPDATE FOR 27.03.20 INCLUDING LETTER FROM BISHOP PHILIP

    Dear colleagues

    I hope you are all doing as well as can be in the circumstances. This is a time of great change and uncertainty for us all, and I hope you are making time to look after yourselves. More of that later!


    Here are the guidelines we must all now follow:

                • Our church buildings are closed for public worship and for private prayer.
                • Emergency baptisms can take place in hospital or at home, though subject to strict hygienic precautions and physical distancing as far as possible.
                • There can be no weddings in church buildings until further notice.
                • Funerals can only happen at the crematorium or at the graveside. Only immediate family members can attend (if the crematorium allows) – that is, spouse or partner, parents and children, keeping their distance in the prescribed way.
                • Live streaming of services is more important than ever and is still permissible from homes. 
                • Foodbanks should continue where possible under strict guidelines and may have to move to be delivery points not places where people gather. If you can do consider making a financial contribution to your nearest foodbank. 

    Yesterday I wasn’t entirely sure what day it was, but today I certainly have that Friday feeling! 

    There have not been any major updates to the national church advice and guidance page, here,  but do of course check back from time to time. If there are any critical updates, I (or a colleague) will email over the weekend, otherwise I will be back in touch next week. 
     
    One question that has been forthcoming is about the clocks going forward, and whether or not people should go to change the clocks in their church towers. I have taken advice on this, and the answer is that people should not go to their churches to change their clocks. The mantra to which we are firmly sticking is Stay at Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives
     
    Today I have a message from Bishop Philip to share with you all. He writes:
     
    Dear friends,
     
    How very different life seems now than it did less than two weeks ago. It would hardly be surprising in that context if you weren’t reeling with the shock of it all. And shock is the right word. Of course there’s shock - and worse - for those personally touched by the Covid-19 virus. But there’s shock too for us all. How strange it seems to see the natural world burst into life before our very eyes, while we struggle with the reality of death amongst us!
     
    I want to say a huge thank you to the way you have responded to the challenges this crisis has posed for us, and for the way you have faced them with resilience, creativity, faith, hope and good humour. That speaks volumes about you all. I’m very proud to be your bishop! This is our chance to show that church is so much more than a building – and more even than worship on Sundays: and that’s exactly what I see so many of you doing.
     
    What does the future hold? We just don’t know. I suspect that the society and the church that emerges from all this will be different: but not necessarily worse. I hope we will all be enabled as a result to live more lightly and lovingly on this earth; being more relational, faithful and hopeful and embracing a lifestyle that is truly sustainable.
     
    The world may have changed; the world may yet change – but our God has not. He is faithful and he is good. Let’s trust him all the more here in the present that we may truly be his body in this hurting world, and work together for the in-breaking of his Kingdom that is to come.
     
    With my love and thanks to you all
     
    +Philip
     
    Which leaves me only to issue my usual reminders: if you have colleagues in your parish who are on this distribution list but who don’t have email, please do take the trouble to pass on Bishop Philip’s message by telephone. And if you’re not one of the 247 people who have signed up to our support and best practice Facebook group here, and you would like to, we look forward to seeing you there. 
     
    I hope you all stay safe, stay well, and stay home!

    Many thanks, and all best wishes,

    Richard Best

    Communications Adviser

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    Remember 

    • Pray for those who are unwell.
    • If you think you might have coronavirus, contact NHS 111 for help and advice. 
    • Use tissues for coughs and sneezes, and bin them right away.
    • Wash your hands a lot and use the hand-gel when you get to church.

     

     On this site you can find information on the following:- 

    • Events
    • Services
    • Weekly Notice sheet  - Weekly notices and Dates for your Diary
    • Your Churches and You - How you can use the Church for your special occasions, Christenings, weddings, funerals. Includes instructions on booking the West End rooms at St Goran for any events. 
    • Calendar
    • Church News - News in and around the churches
    • Parish Nurse - What a Parish Nurse does and how she can help you.
    • Church Groups - A section on regular group meetings within the church including a section on "The Friends of St Goran, St Just, and St Michael, Caerhays" with details on how you can become a Friend.
    • Time for prayer - a time for your reflection
    • Church Documentation - Documents held by the church that you can read or download.
    • How to contact us - including active maps of where we are
    • Our Churches' Histories - A brief history of each of our beautiful buildings
    • Other features including photo galleries of each of our churches and some events.

    Just click on the appropriate tab and help us to help you.

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    Ensuring that children and young people as well as adults are kept safe whilst in our care is an integral part of our church life. If you have any concerns about safeguarding please contact:

    In the Parish: Graham Downes,  Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator, Tel contact – 01726 842423

    In the Diocese: Sarah Acraman Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, 01872 274351

    Out of Hours for after 5pm and weekends: 01208 251300

    In emergency situation:

    Local Authority Children’s Social Care: 0300 123 1116

    Local Authority Adult’s Social Care: 0300 1234131

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