September 11, 2020

What's on in Abbeystead September edition

Apologies for the lateness of this latest bulletin..........

Church Services have now returned to normal times
6th    11.00am    BCP
13th    5.30pm    Family Service
20th   11.00am   Matins
27th    5.30pm    Evensont
Health and Safety Procedures for Church
  • Gates and doors will be left open, so there is no needto touch them.  Windows will also be open (so please dress accordingly).
  • Social distancing (2m) along the path and in church at all times
  • Please use hand gel provided as you enter and leave
  • Please fill up from the front and sit only where you see a service book.  Please take the pew sheet but not the service booklet when you leave.  No hymn books will be used.
  • Leave from the back row first
  • Please avoid chatting on entering and leaving church, but go straight to an available seating area
  • Children will need to remain seated with their family group, so please feel free to bring appropriate distractions if needed
  • Sides people will be available to help, should you require them
  • Please place your offering in the box, at the rear of the church, either before or after the service
  • The vestry will be restricted to use by the Vicar only
Clothes Drive
Thank you to all of you that donated to our recent clothes drive, we raised £240 which has been split between Christ Church, Cawthorne School and Over Wyresdale Parish Hall.  We may do this again next year so watch this space, we will give you ample warning time to start saving your bags!
Boxes of Hope Collection -
This year in conjunction with Morecambe Rd School, Andrea Bland (teacher) will be travelling to Romania for the Charity Boxes of Hope.  For the past 6 years the school has supported this charity and each year the number of boxes donated have increased.  With the pandemic this year, it is even more vital that these boxes are received and sent over to Romania to be given out to those children in need.   It doesn't have to cost much and it really does make a difference to a child who has none of the basics we all take for granted.  Many of these children have never in their lives received a gift or toy!
Please help support this charity in any way you can.  An ideal shoe box (together with £2 to cover transport costs to be put in the box) can consist of a selection of toys and games such as a ball, car, doll, skipping rope, yo-yo, dominoes (the toys need to be sturdy please as these children are not used to toys and have little manual dexterity).  Sweets (use by date at least til March 2021) Notebooks, colouring book, pens, crayons, pencils, rubber etc.  Hat, scarf, gloves, or a pair of socks.  Soap and a facecloth, toothbrush, toothpaste, hair brush, comb, hair accessories etc.
Drop off dates will from Monday  12th - Friday 16th October at Cawthorne school and between Saturday 17th October and  Sunday 18th October at 3 Lentworth Hall, Abbeystead or at the vicarage/church.  They will then be taken to Morecambe Road School the following week.
Many thanks in advance for your help and donations.
The Church Whist & Dominoes evening has been changed from the 20th January 2021 to the 27th January 2021.
Parish Hall
Over Wyresdale Parish hall has now re-opened and bookings can now be made on-line
Garstang Market Days - As of July 16th 2020, Every Thursday on Market Day, the High Street in Garstang will be pedestrians only.
As of Monday 14th September gatherings of no more than 6 will come into effect.  This however, does not affect church services.   Please try to abide by the guidance set out to keep us all safe and hopefully as we head towards Christmas, we will be able to again celebrate some festive cheer with our close friends and family.
Thursday 10th 7.30pm      Over Wyresdale PCC meeting, in church.  Masks to be worn and social distancing will be observed.  Doors will be open so please dress accordingly.
Saturday 12th 10.00am    Forest Church will be meeting outside St Marks Dolphinholme.  Social distancing will be in place and please dress for the weather!
Tuesday 15th 7.00pm       Cawthorne School Governor's zoom meeting
That's all for September, if you have anything you wish to share please feel free to drop me an email and I will either do a quick round robin or have it included into our next issue.
As my updates are monthly, if you would like to get more up to date info why not join our Facebook pages(?) - Abbeystead Community Group, Christ Church Over Wyresdale or The United Benefice of Dolphinholme, Quernmore and Over Wyresdale
Regular Giving
If you are in a position to provide a regular contribution to our churches please contact the following for further information:
Over Wyresdale - Helen Yu              email -
Quernmore - Stephen Potter            email -
Dolphinholme - Anthony Atkinson    email -
Please do let me know if there is anything you wish to be included or sent round in a round robin.  And also if there is anybody that you know who would like to be included in the What's on in Abbeystead' group please ask them to contact me and let me know.
Signing off with warmest regards
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