In these uncertain times, our church family continues to work to be ‘a church in Ferriby for Ferriby with the gratitude to God…and to declare his excellencies to our parish and beyond.’
Many churches have decided that they are not yet ready to implement the necessary safeguards required, but we decided that we would open from Sunday 5th July, for a short “socially distanced” service of music, readings, and prayers at 10.30am.
Clearly this will be a limited experience of Church, as according to government instruction we can have no singing nor much chance to talk to each other, but seeing as it is now possible, to enable those who want to (from our church community and the village) some can to gather to pray and hear God’s word.
A careful risk assessment has been undertaken by members of the PCC – a government requirement. We trust that as we limit numbers to a max of 45, appropriately “physically distance” (a household on one pew or individuals at ends of pews), take care in moving around, use hand sanitiser in and out and maintain good ventilation (as a result bring a coat!) we should be a long way towards keeping our visitors safe.
It should be emphasised that everyone should consider their own and their family’s circumstances, and no one should feel obliged to come. We expect that many will not want to, at this phase of the pandemic.
We plan to continue our online services in the same way as in previous weeks of the Lockdown. See the online Sunday Service tab on this page.
Do pass on to those without internet that each Sunday’s sermon can be accessed by phoning (Hull Code) 699634 and waiting about 10 seconds. This is charged at the local call rate. Keep in touch through our Facebook Page (All Saints’ Church North Ferriby) and phone.
If you’re self isolating and are in need of help: We can help with prayer, a friendly phone call or other errands.
Please contact us:
Phone: 01482 631306
Another good source of online encouragement is here: www.clayton.tv
“God is our help and refuge an ever present help in times of trouble.” Psalm 46:1
Matthew Brailsford (Vicar)