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April 2020

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Worship Calendar for April – Corona Virus Edition


Dear Readers,


As you are probably aware, the Church of England has now suspended all regular services both within the church, and outside.


It is with great regret, that we are unable to keep our churches open for reflection and prayer. Newton Church is still closed for repairs, but Shipton and Skelton must now be closed as well during this Coronavirus pandemic.


Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals will still go ahead, albeit under very strict conditions, in compliance with government and church guidelines. Although, it would be wise if they can be deferred - please contact our clergy team to discuss your needs and situation, concerning these events.


We, as a Benefice, are keen to provide a variety of online services and reflections, to meet the spiritual needs of our communities, including making every effort to keep in touch with our parishes, during this awful and perplexing time. Great suffering leads

to great love, and we the clergy team and wardens, will pray daily for our communities,

and all across the world, their safety and well-being. Our prayers should not be diminished, but greatly increased. Above all, we will continue to pray for those who

are sick, so please phone or e-mail us with names of those who need our prayers, including those with serious illness, or who may be nearing the end of their lives.


As this newsletter will continue online, we would encourage you to access it using the link at the top right-hand corner of this page. Your items should still be sent to the

editor’s email ( by the normal deadline.


God Bless!


Rev Malcolm, Rev Trevor and Rev Catherine