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HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
We mark with sadness the death of HRH the Duke of Edinburgh on the 9th of April 2021. Flags will be at half mast, and our Sunday Morning worship at St Mary’s Buckland on the 11th of April will include appropriate prayers, and two minutes’ silence in his memory.
Statement by the Bishop of Southwark, the Rt Revd Christopher Chessun:
“I am very saddened to hear of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts and prayers are firstly for Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family in their loss. Prince Philip’s life of devoted service to the Crown, to this nation in war and in peace, and to the Commonwealth is a source of encouragement to us all. His enthusiastic support for many charities cannot be underestimated. The legacy of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme will continue to help many young people reach and surpass their potential. May he rest in peace and may we in our prayers give thanks for his life and example.“
Please note: THERE WILL BE NO ZOOM OR ONLINE SERVICE ON SUNDAY 11TH APRIL OR SUNDAY 18TH APRIL AND NO THURSDAY SPIRITUAL COMMUNION while Revd Anna is on leave.
There will be Sunday morning worship on 11th April at St Mary’s, and 18th April at St Michaels.
TO KEEP YOU SAFE, COVID-19 RISK ASSESSMENTS ARE IN PLACE (revised March 2021). TO READ THEM, CLICK HERE.
Weekly dial-in Spiritual Communion on Thursday at 9.30am – details:
Dial: 0333 0110 945
Room number: 10027764#
THE PROVISIONAL DATE FOR THE ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING IS SUNDAY 16TH MAY 2021.
Greetings from St Michael’s after a rare and beautiful Snow Day (24th January 2021)!
Safeguarding Policy – Promoting a Safer Church
On 8th May 2019 the Parochial Church Council adopted the following Safeguarding Policy.
“In accordance with the Church of England Safeguarding Policy, our church is committed to:
• promoting a safer environment and culture
• safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults within the church
• responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation
• caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons
• caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons
• responding to those who may pose a present risk to others.