Benefice News - 17th October 2020

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A copy of this week’s Church News can be found here. In addition to news, the document gives full details of all of our services during weekdays, as well as those this coming Sunday and the following Sunday. Do join in with everything that appeals to you.

Sunday 18th October 2020 - St Luke the Evangelist

The services planned for Sunday 18th October will all take place in our churches, and two will be streamed over the Internet using Zoom. Details are shown in the right hand margin of this webpage and on the Benefice calendar here. The service sheet for the Family Eucharist to be held at St John's Church, Charlton, at 11.15 am can be downloaded and/or printed here

We hope that you are able to participate in one or more of the varied acts of worship that have been planned, either in church or on Zoom.

Eucharist at East Knoyle This Sunday

Bishop Nicholas, the Bishop of Salisbury, will be presiding and preaching at the 9:45 am Eucharist at St Mary’s Church, East Knoyle. We look forward to offering him a warm welcome to our Benefice. There is a limited number of places, but people from around the Benefice would be very welcome to join the service. Please contact the East Knoyle Churchwarden, Martin Williams, to confirm your attendance. Click here for Martin's contact details.

Evening Prayer on 23rd October 2020

A service of Evening Prayer will be held at St Leonard’s Church, Semley, on Friday 23rd October at 6.00 pm. Afterwards, a leaving gift from the Benefice will be presented to The Rev’d Kevin and Liz Martin. To comply with Government and Church of England COVID-19 guidelines, the numbers attending will necessarily have to be limited by invitation only. For those who wish to participate but cannot be there in person, the service will be broadcast over the Internet using Zoom. The Zoom details to use are as follows:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81694388080?pwd=dE9haTdnVVM5QnF2WTR6aHNGZTFCZz09
Meeting ID: 816 9438 8080   Passcode: 231020

You can also participate by dialling in by telephone to one of these phone numbers: 0203 481 5237 or 0203 481 5240.

Churches Opening for Public Worship

We are now getting used to having services whilst following Government and Church of England Guidance. Please continue to follow directions given by sidespeople and Churchwardens when attending services. We look forward to welcoming you and please remember to bring your face masks unless you are in an exempt category.

Important: we need to know the number of people who are intending to come to our public services each week. Please let either the Churchwarden or Jo, our Administrator, know if you are intending to come to a service the following Sunday. If you don’t let us know, we may need to turn you away at the church door if we have reached our capacity according to Government and Church of England guidelines. We really want to ensure all those who wish to come to a service are able to attend one.

Churches Opening During the Week

Some of our church buildings will be open at specified times throughout the coming week. Details of the opening days and times for each church are shown below:

  • St Andrew’s Church, Donhead St Andrew: Tuesday and Friday: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
  • St Mary's Church, East Knoyle: Wednesday: 10.00 am to 12.00 noon; Saturday: 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
  • St Leonard’s Church, Semley: Sunday and Wednesday: 10.00 am to 6.00 pm

These details may change as we gain experience of our ‘new normal’, so please check this page from week to week for the latest information.

Salisbury District Hospital - Services Update

We have recently received a message containing the latest information about services provided by Salisbury District Hospital. You can read the message here.

News from Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral is offering free tickets to churchgoers who wish to visit now that it has started to charge for entry. Click here to find out more.

Zoom

With many services now being held in our churches on Sundays and some being ‘Zoomed’ at the same time, we require more than one ‘Zoom room' to enable us to Zoom two services from different churches simultaneously. Details of each ‘Zoom room' are shown below.

Important: please ensure that you check in the right hand margin of the this page the Zoom details of the service in which you wish to participate before joining the service.

Zoom 1

Either click on this link, and then use the password shown:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86820719578
Password: 867689

Or log on using the Zoom app, and use this ID and password:
Meeting ID: 868 2071 9578   Password: 867689

You can also participate dialling in by telephone to one of these phone numbers: 0203 481 5237 or 0203 481 5240.

Zoom 2

Either click on this link, and then use the password shown:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89166753523
Password: 057371

Or log on using the Zoom app, and use this ID and password:
Meeting ID: 891 6675 3523   Passcode: 057371

You can also participate dialling in by telephone to one of these phone numbers: 0203 481 5237 or 0203 481 5240.

Zoom 3

Either click on this link, and then use the password shown:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85640073075
Password: 2020

Or log on using the Zoom app, and use this ID and password:
Meeting ID: 856 4007 3075   Password: 2020

You can also participate by dialling in by telephone to one of these phone numbers: 0203 481 5237 or 0203 481 5240.

Zoom 4

Either click on this link, and then use the password shown:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2872955220
Password: 175430

Or log on using the Zoom app, and use this ID and password:
Meeting ID: 287 295 5220   Password: 175430

You can also participate by dialling in by telephone to one of these phone numbers: 0203 481 5237 or 0203 481 5240.

Click here for more guidance on how to join a Zoom meeting.