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During this difficult time when our church buildings are closed, we are still church, praying and caring for our community. Hucknall Parish Church and St John’s on Nottingham Road, like all other churches, receive no central funding to pay our bills, maintain our beautiful buildings and sustain our work in offering care and support to everyone in our community.

The church relies on the generosity of our congregations, members of the Hucknall community and visitors from the UK and beyond. With the closure of our church buildings, we cannot receive all the gifts that we usually would.

Please consider whether you can give at this time. If so, here’s how you can help: make a secure, online donation to our churches via the Give A Little website.

A Notice from the Archdeacons’ Office

The Revd Helen Fiona Chantry at present vicar of Audlem, Wybunbury and Doddington in the Diocese of Chester to be Vicar of St Mary Magdalene and St John the Evangelist, Hucknall in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham. Licensing date to be announced.

Revd Helen wants us all to know that she’s excited about moving to Hucknall and is looking forward to getting to know people and seeing how we share God’s love in Hucknall.

Notice ends.

Welcome to you all. To offer support in the best way we are able to at present, our website home page has been changed to include information, guidance, and links to worship resources. It will be updated on a weekly basis.

COVID-19
The Church continues to be alive and active, but this and all church buildings in the Church of England are now closed. Our worship of God and our care for each other continue but cannot be done in this building. The churchwardens of this church can be contacted in an emergency by telephoning 0115 9636643 or 0115 9631503 or emailing jane_haywood@hotmail.com or kowalskimh@aol.com Thursday evening bookings through the Church Office are suspended until further notice.
Click here to read the full advice and guidance on the Church of England website.

RESOURCES FOR THE COMING WEEK

Click the links below to view the resources:

• NEW • Thy Kingdom Come 2020 and prayer journal
• CLICK HERE TO MAKE A SECURE ONLINE DONATION TO CHRISTIAN AID
• NEW • Prayers for Sunday 24th May
• NEW • Gospel readings for w/c 24th May
• NEW • A reflection for the sixth Sunday after Easter, from Kurt Barron
• NEW • RSCM’s Service and hymns for w/c 24th May

GENERAL, ONGOING RESOURCES

Click the links below to view the resources online or download PDFs to print out if you are able.

• Daily Hope free phone line from the Archbishop of Canterbury
• Funeral Liturgy – A simple reflection at home on the day of a funeral you can’t attend (PDF)
• Live streaming of services by local priests
• Liturgy – a reflective service for worship in isolation (find Gospel readings in Resources for the coming week)
• Radio, TV, Internet links
• Looking after our Mental Health and Wellbeing
• NCC Guidance for residents who need support from volunteers during the Coronavirus outbreak
• Hucknall CofE Faith Group Facebook page (private group for church members)
• ACCs COVID-19 Crisis Counselling Support Service

RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Click the links below to view the resources online or download PDFs to print out if you are able.

• HELLO! From Church Next Door…
• A Prayer for this time
• Faith at Home – “You Are Enough” – a video thank you to parents and families from children on YouTube
• All Age May 2020 – reflection, Gospel reading and lots of puzzle and colouring activities, from Jill Allen of St Peter and St Paul’s
• NEW • Glorify My Name: story, videos, and craft activities from © ROOTS for Churches Ltd 2020
• NEW • Family Time activity sheet from © ROOTS for Churches Ltd 2020
• NEW • From Together @ Home – May 24th Lectionary based activities for children & families: readings, story, prayers, & fun puzzles