Church opening and services in Belton and Burgh Castle

Church services have been held each week for both churches, online, but I am well aware that this does not reach everyone who belongs to the church fellowship. On the other hand, some people who can’t always get to church have been able to join in or access the recorded services from All Saints, Belton on Facebook at a time convenient to them. The situation we are in is not satisfactory, but it is the best we can do for the time being
There is light at the end of the tunnel; that’s what people keep telling me regarding coronavirus and lockdown, and as someone who has been shielded as CEV I am grateful that there is. I am hoping that infection statistics, and the high numbers of people hospitalised, will have reduced sufficiently by Easter to allow a service of Holy Communion in both All Saints Belton, and St Peter and St Paul, Burgh Castle on Easter Day. This is what we are planning to do, but obviously it is dependent upon the local situation and current guidelines
Obviously, many people will have had one dose of vaccine by the beginning of April, and some may have had two doses. Many more will not have been fortunate to be eligible for vaccination at this stage. When we open the churches for worship again it will be following all the requirements laid down by the government and the Church of England to ensure Covid secure premises, and we shall be limited to smaller numbers and social distancing (certainly not able to have a full-house as we sometimes do at All Saints, Belton)
I know that the members of Young at Heart, Rock Solid, and Messy Church are all keen to get back to meeting in the church building. At the moment, social gathering and anything with food and drink, or close contact is not allowed, and has not been allowed within church buildings for the past 12 months. As soon as we can open up for these groups to meet safely, we will do so. And won’t it be great to get together again, with so much to say to one another. At Young at Heart, I suspect the chatter will be deafening
Stay Safe. Bless you
Rosie Bunn



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