WELCOME – What’s New

Sunday 29th November is the first Sunday in Advent and below is a-Tube video of how we can celebrate safely from within our homes by decorating our front room window. Do join in and watch out each week for a new video telling us about the next decoration to make and hang. Have Fun!

National Lockdown ends on 2nd December, and SUNDAY SERVICES at 10.30 am. will resume from 6th December. EVENING PRAYERS on 2nd December at 7.30 pm will be live streamed and will resume in church from Wednesday 9th December. The church will be open for independent prayer on Sunday 29th November from 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm and on Wednesday 2nd December between 9.15 am – 10.15 am.

ANNUAL TOY SERVICE SUNDAY 6th DECEMBER at 10.30 am will now be taking place in church, after restrictions are lifted. We’ll be collecting in advance throughout November during the times when our church is open for independent prayer. Toys, games, vouchers etc for all ages are welcomed and can be left in church.

Foodbank – A Collection point is available in church for donations to South Sefton Foodbank and these can be left in Church on Sundays and Wednesdays during the time for independent prayer.

Prayer about the outbreak: ‘Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy in this time of uncertainty and distress. Sustain and support the anxious and fearful, and lift up all who are brought low; that we may rejoice in your comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen’.

Daily Hope’ is a free national phone-line aimed particularly at the over 75s who don’t have access to the internet. Research indicates that some three million people – particularly those in this age group – have no, or very irregular, access to the internet. The line will be available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044View Page. Callers will hear a special greeting from the Archbishop of Canterbury before being able to choose from a range of options, including Prayer During the Day and Night Prayer updated daily, from Common Worship, and a recording of the Church of England’s weekly national online service. A section called Hymn Line will also offer callers a small selection of hymns, updated daily. An option entitled ‘Hymns We Love’, provides a hymn and reflection and is based on an initiative by ‘Connections’, a group focused on this age group.

St. Nicholas’ Church Blundellsands takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously. We have adopted the Church of England’s robust procedures and national Guidelines. You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at
http://www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding. If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues on a safeguarding matter then you can find useful information at http://www.liverpool.anglican.org/safeguarding