A message from The Revd's Jim and Barbara Hobbs
COVID - 19, CHURCH - AND YOU!
This pandemic has had a profound effect on our churches nationally. But how have we all responded to the experience?
The Department of Religion and Theology at York St. John University have developed an online survey to find out what we've found is important and how we've been affected by it. There's also a chance to reflect on the unique experiences of the past few weeks. You can download it on tinyurl.com/ycs9fy2. The results will be published in the Church Times so when they're on view, we'll try and let you know.
Open Air Market
Instead of the normal Friday Farmers Market there is a 'By Locals, for the Locals' event being held in the Car Park outside the Brede Village Hall between 10 am and 12 noon every Friday morning.
Stalls selling fresh meat, game, some smoked produce, cheese, eggs, bread, fruit and veg, hand-made cakes, quiches and ready meals are safely set out to comply with social distancing rules.
Do come and support this local event particularly given all that is going on at the moment.
For more information contact Gill Potterton of Glorious Food on 07590 621015 or email her on: email@example.com
Rye Mutual Aid
Rye Mutual Aid has been set up to support anyone who needs help. Are you unable or concerned about leaving your home because of Covid 19/Coronavirus? Do you need someone to run errands - do your shopping, post mail or pick up a presciption, etc. Or would you like to talk to someone if you are feeling isolated? Rye Mutual Aid can help.
The Dispatcher Volunteers are:
Broad Oak Brede - Donna on 07809 345416 and Bruni on 07941 357101
Udimore - Genevieve on 07891 124082; Gary on 07803 687170; Darren on 07949 724803; Sue on 0771 261325 or Jenny on 07748 843413.
The Diocese of Chichester with ‘Together in Sussex’ are launching ‘Hearing You’ a new pastoral phone line to enable the people of Sussex to feel connected and supported.
It is a phoneline that will provide pastoral support and a listening ear to the recently bereaved and people directly affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. It will be staffed by volunteers who are trained in pastoral care and listening skills.
This is not a substitute for the emergency services (111 or 999) or a counselling service. It is a human, Christian response to anyone who turns to the Church in this time of need.
The phonelines will be open to anyone living in Sussex, whether they currently attend a church or not, and the service will be available from Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 7:0 pm
The number to call is: 01273 425047