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Since January 1st all services have been open for public worship and only Sunday Eucharists and some special/one off services will be streamed. Please do support the weekday Eucharists and if the times are not convenient please speak to Fr Michael and if possible they can be changed.
St Edmund's Church Newsletter
(The Orbit)


Sunday 9th January 2022 - The Baptism of Christ
10.00am - Parish Eucharist

Celebrant Mthr Helen Preacher Fr Michael
 
Coronavirus Information
At St Edmund’s, we try to take a balanced approach to Coronavirus; leaving many safeguards in place to protect the most vulnerable, but also returning some aspects of our church life that we have missed. The situation continues to be regularly reviewed.

Safeguards in place
I hope that the following continued safeguards will help to put at ease the minds of those who are more anxious:
1.    We will continue to keep the church well ventilated by opening the doors during services. Guidance indicates that this is the most helpful safeguard of all.
2.    It is now compulsory for all who are not exempt to wear face coverings.
3.    Sides-persons will continue to collect Track and Trace data. You may opt out of this.
4.    Hand sanitiser will remain available at the entrance and exit.
5.    Communion will continue to be given in one kind only.
6.    The Peace will still be shared non physically.
7.    The collection plates will remain near the doors; no collection will be taken during the service. The Offertory Procession will also remain suspended.
8.    We will continue to use single-use service booklets.

It is also important to remember that almost all of those who attend the Eucharist at St Edmund’s have been double vaccinated, which is considerable protection.

Changes to our Worship 
1.    There will be no restrictions on where people can sit at services: However, St Edmund’s is large for us all to spread out into. No one needs to sit near anyone else if they do not want to. 
2.    There will be no limits on numbers at baptisms, weddings and funerals.
3.    Congregational singing and the choir have been reintroduced on Sundays. 
 

If these changes feel rather sudden for those who are anxious, it is worth noting that there is no singing, and more space to spread into, at the Eucharist on Thursday and Saturday.

Coffee
Refreshments have now recommenced after the Sunday service and are served at tables. Disposable cups and individually wrapped biscuits are available at a cost of 50p each. Tea and coffee is by donation as usual.  You are welcome to bring your own cups.

The Orbit
The printed edition of "The Orbit" pew sheet has now restarted. The newsletter will continue which will include the You Tube service link, the order of service, the pew sheet and the latest edition of the church magazine. It will also list the celebrants and preachers for the current month and the latest information on "Raising the Roof". A link to the sheet containing the readings, the text of the psalm and the music for the psalm response - which is on the reverse of the printed Orbit in church - can be found on the church website beneath the You Tube link.

 
You Tube live stream
Join us on Sunday 9th January at 10am in church or online for our Parish Eucharist. In the event of any technical problems with this link please go to the church website for updates.

www.saintedmundschurch.org.uk
 
Order of Service

Sunday 9th Jan Parish Eucharist

Order of Service Sheet

View or print the booklet
and follow along with the live stream above.
Pew Sheet
To view the pew sheet click here or anywhere on the image above
 
Celebrants and Preachers
Sun 16th January Celebrant Fr Michael Preacher
Sun 23th January Celebrant Fr Michael Preacher 
Sun 30th January Celebrant Fr Michael Preacher 
 
Raise the Roof!
 
Parish Magazine
To view the magazine click here or anywhere on the cover picture above
 
Miscellaneous
CHRISTIAN UNITY This years service for Christian Unity will be held on Sunday January 23rd at 4.00pm at Fairfield Church in Northwood Hills. You are warmly invited to attend.

STAMPS FOR THE R.N.I.B. We are continuing to collect stamps for the Royal National Institute for Blind People.  There is a box in the foyer just outside church.  Just tear off any stamps leaving about a centimetre (or half an inch if you prefer!) around it.  Place them in the box and Olive will send them off when it’s nearly full.  Thank you.

HILDA GREENFIELD is collecting and selling any broken or unwanted jewellery for church funds as gold prices are high at the moment. Have a word with her after Church if you would like more information.

EASYFUNDRAISING A reminder that most online retailers (apart from Amazon who have their own scheme - Amazon Smile) will donate to St Edmund’s a percentage of the cost of any item purchased if their site is accessed through the Easyfundraising site. Please do remember to generate a donation when you shop on line and if you haven’t already done so please register and choose St Edmund’s as your charity. Since we started this we have raised over £700 and there was no cost to us!! www.easyfundraising.org.uk

AMAZON SMILE Amazon withdrew from the Easyfundraising scheme some time ago and set up their own system called Amazon Smile and St Edmund’s is now registered to receive donations from them when you shop. Simply use the link below choose St Edmunds as your charity and then go through Amazon Smile site and your purchases will generate a donation to church funds 
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1169098-0
 
FOODBANK DONATIONS Donations are gratefully received at Emmanuel Church Northwood on Fridays between 11am and 1pm. Help may be obtained from the Foodbank by visitinghttps://hillingdon.foodbank.org.uk/get-help/
 
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St Edmund's Church, Northwood Hills
Pinner Road
Northwood, Middlesex HA6 1QS
United Kingdom

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