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weekly news sheet 08/11/20

Dear Friends,

I do hope you are all well and coping with this second lockdown. I think we all knew it was coming, but that doesn’t make it any easier. If anybody is struggling with shopping or prescriptions etc please do get in contact and we will make sure someone can help you. The Capel Parish Angels are still running (just the first telephone number on the list) as is Capel Assist so help is there.

All church services are cancelled for this month but we will still be producing the weekly sheets with the Bishop’s sermon as we did throughout the first lockdown. For Remembrance Sunday the government has said we can have short services outside with small congregations and everyone social distancing. So you will see on the sheet that there is a short service at Ockley at 10.45am tomorrow and again at Capel at 3pm. These services will both be outside.

Our churches are still open for private prayer. At Capel the church is open daily between 9.30am and 4pm and Ockley is open at the weekends.

Revd. Liz explains in the weekly sheet about the Archbishops call for daily prayer at 6pm for the next 28 days from 9 November, she explains a little more about this in the passage below:

‘We are invited by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to pray for the nation during this second lockdown. Every day we will pause and pray at 6pm for those impacted by the pandemic. Set an alarm, light a candle or use a light on your mobile phone as a prompt to pray or you may even hear a church bell ring! There are online links on our parish website to this initiative and guides to prayer in a booklet in both churches. Please let us know if you wish us to email the prayer resources to you. So join us in pausing at 6pm each evening and let us pray to God our Father to halt this pandemic!’
Suggested daily themes:
Sunday – Family, friends and loved ones

Monday – Schools and colleges, children and young people

Tuesday – Elderly, isolated and vulnerable

Wednesday – Businesses, the workplace and economic wellbeing

Thursday – The NHS and other key workers

Friday – National and Local government

Saturday – All who are grieving, and all suffering with physical and mental ill health.

It is also time for us to start thinking about the Christmas hampers again. I have attached the list of foods that we generally put in them. Sue Partridge and Leigh de Souza have kindly agreed to co-ordinate the packing and distribution this year. If you have a chance to pop into Capel church and sign the form that would be most kind.

Lastly, our picture of the week is a lovely hedgehog box one of two that James and Helen Burt have made from the temporary door at Ockley church. They are now in situ at the far end of St Margaret’s churchyard – recycling at its best!

With love and prayers

Debbie von Bergen
07774 784008

Post expires at 5:04pm on Sunday November 7th, 2021

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St John The Baptist Church, Capel is a small friendly village church in the centre of the village. We are part of the Surrey Weald Team of parishes close to the south Surrey border with West Sussex. The other parishes in the team are St Peter’s, Newdigate, and St Mary Magdelene, South Holmwood. Our church offers a variety of worship, both separate and as part of the Weald Team.

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