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For ease of reference, the forthcoming church services for both Chediston and Linstead are listed below:
Join us for online worship
As a result of Covid-19 restrictions, limitations are in place for church services at St Mary's Chuch, Chediston and St Margaret of Antioch, Linstead.
St Mary's hopes to restart services on Mothering Sunday and St Margaret of Antioch to reopen by celebrating Easter with Matins on Easter Sunday at 10.00 a.m. Thereafter, services will follow the normal pattern with at least one service a month. Pre-booking of seats to ensure compliance with Covid-19 safety measures may be required.
Until the churches reopen fully, why not join Blyth Valley Churches' livestreamed services online:
Facebook Blyth Valley Churches Suffolk Facebook page:
Morning prayer - Mon-Tuesday and Thurs-Fri 9.00am and Sat 9.30am
Evening Prayer – Mon-Sunday 9.30pm
Sunday Eucharist – 10.00am
Sunday Eucharist 10.00am Meeting ID: 892 3344 9437 Passcode: 253438
Wednesday Morning Café Church 10.00am – contact Rev Alison firstname.lastname@example.org for access code
Under these difficult circumstances, we send our best wishes to parishioners for the New Year and hope for a much better 2021.
100 Club Draw results, July 2021
Thank you to everyone who has continued to support the 100 club, which is a fundraiser for both Linstead and Chediston churches.
Results of 100 club draw held at the Linstead Patronal service on 18th July 2021
January £15 28 C. Hume, £10 3 A. Williams, £5 108 J. Ellis
February £15 18 P. Keable, £10 31 G. Heath, £5 32 P. Read
March £15 43 G. Williams, £10 35 P. Wilkinson, £5 52 J. Wareham
April £15 6 D. Prime, £10 151 M. Garner, £5 62 S. Aldous
May £15 85 M. Tomlinson, £10 6 D. Prime, £5 83 S. Ward
June £15 54 J. Wareham, £10 43 G. Williams, £5 75 J. Fossett
Profit payable to each church
Linstead (48 members) - £172 Chediston (21 members) - £72
It is not too late to join the 100 club for the remaining 6 months. The draws are usually held quarterly (Covid restrictions allowing) at significant church events. The next draw will be held in October.
Please contact Cecilia Metherell on 07766705075 for further information.
If you are able to pay by either of these methods then the account is Barclays, sort code 20-92-08; account number 60375497. Please put '100 club' and your name in the reference and text me when arranged on 07766705075, thank you.
For those who wish to continue paying cash, this can be left with me at Linstead Grange, IP19 0AD.
Live streaming services from across the diocese
Live-streaming services include:
Morning prayer from the Bishop's Oratory at 8.30am, Monday to Saturday
St Edmundsbury Cathedral:
- Evening prayer/Evensong at 5pm, Monday to Friday
- Evening prayer/Evensong at 3.30pm, Saturday and Sunday
- Eucharist at 12 noon on Monday
- Sunday morning prayer at 8.45am
- Sunday Worship at 10am
Please note that times may change - check on the Blyth Valley Churches Suffolk Facebook page.
This notice includes information received from Graeme WIlliams and Malcom Heath.
Following the PM’s statement to the nation, it is with sadness that we must completely close all churches in the Blyth Valley Team with immediate effect. We will obviously re-open as soon as practically possible, so watch this space for information. While churches are now locked, the porch to Linstead church remains available for private worship.
Further details of resources available to the people of Chediston and Linstead are available on the Blyth Valley Team Ministry website.
If you require shopping done, prescriptions made up, or more general help, please contact the Halesworth Volunteer Centre on 01986 875600. Their e-mail address is: email@example.com. You should shortly be receiving a card in your letterbox, with this information.There is also a small team of volunteers from Chediston and Linstead who have offered to help. You can find a list of volunteers on the news blog and Covid-19 page of this website and on Facebook. And, if you live in Linstead and require local assistance or advice, you can also telephone: 01986 785289.
For a fee of just £1 a month you can both raise funds for Linstead and Chediston churches and be entered into a monthly prize draw to with a cash sum...
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