ON THIS DAY CHRISTMAS SEASON 2020 - Thursday 26 November

LIGHTS OF LOVE CAROL SERVICE - CANCELLED

Today we should have welcomed St Richards Hospice to our Abbey Church for their annual Lights of Love service.

As the event is not able to take place this year due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, we ask you to think of all those who would have attended and to remember the amazing work of the charity.

Find out more here: St Richards Hospice Lights of Love


Advent Compline - Join us on Zoom!

ADVENT COMPLINE ON ZOOM!: Please join us for this quiet and reflective service as we prepare for our Christmas celebrations.

Instead of meeting in the Apse of the Abbey we will be meeting on Zoom, from the comfort of our own homes.

The service will be around 20 minutes long and will enable us all to pause and reflect on our Advent journeys.

Join us live at 1900 on 30th November, 7th December, 14th December and 21st December.

If you would like to be part of this new way of worshiping, please get in touch with the office at office@pershoreabbey.org.uk for the Zoom invitation and a copy of the order of service. Claire


Public Worship Suspended from 05 November 2020

Public worship has once again been suspended in our churches following the latest government announcement on 31 October 2020.

We remain open for personal prayer and will continue to update you with further details and information here and through our social media pages as the situation develops.


Babies and Toddler's Group Suspended until further notice

Unfortunately we are still not in a position to re-open our Babies and Toddler's Group.

We very much miss our Friday morning sessions and are exploring other ways of reaching out to our families as we enter this new period of lockdown.

 


Life events page update for information about weddings, baptisms and funerals affected by latest COVID-19 restrictions

We have updated our life events information in light of new statements from the House of Bishops.  Please visit our Life Events page for the latest guidance on weddings, baptisms, confirmation and funerals.

We have also added links to some useful resources which you may find helpful.

You can find the latest guidance from the Church of England here: Church of England Covid-19 Latest Guidance

The latest Government Guidance can be found here: Government Guidance


NHS COVID-19 APP QR Code Test and Trace scanning now available in Pershore Benefice churches

Today the #NHSCOVID19app is now live and available to download to your mobile phone. You can download the appfrom the following links:

iPhone: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-covid-19/id1520427663

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.nhs.covid19.production

The first screen asks you to enter your postcode. You simply enter WR10 if you live in Pershore.

You need to enable notifications to receive “Exposure notifications”.

You need to then allow “NHS COVID-19” to send you notifications

You will then see the next screen which shows WR10 risk as medium

Within this App is a Venue Check in. Outside #PershoreAbbey and all our village churches will be posters with a QR box. Open that tab and hold your phone so that the black and white box on the poster is in the square box on your phone. The App will do the rest for you.

The other tabs are fairly self explanatory but if you need any help then please message us and we will do our best to help you


Check out the new Interactive Children's Resources from Worcester Diocese

The brilliant Calling Young Disciples team have created some interactive children’s resources which link to each week’s lectionary.

Use this QR code to take your family straight to the latest activities or check them out here https://cofe-worcester.org.uk/interactive-childrens-resources/

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A Gift of Music from Worcester Philharmonic - watch their performance of "Going Home" here

As we have not been able to welcome Worcester Philharmonic to the Abbey for their regular concerts during lockdown, they have sent us this wonderful performance of "Going Home", from Dvorak's Symphony No.9 "From the New World (arr. Joe Davies) to share with our congregation.

We very much look forward to a time when we can welcome Worcester Philharmonic back to Pershore Abbey and thank them for their wonderful gift of music!

Worcester Philharmonic - Going Home

https://youtu.be/_jVUmen4tps


St Andrew's Centre looks forward to milestone 50th Anniversary with new lighting project

ST ANDREW’S IS 50 (WELL NEARLY) AND LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT 50:
In order to help the recovery of our society as we start to return to a "new normal" Wychavon has offered some funding to communities through a Crowd Funding Scheme.

They will give us £200 providing we raise at least £200 by the end of July. The Trustees are supporting the PCC in it's ECO Church programme and want to put our efforts into replacing the lighting in St Andrew's by LED.

You will have seen how the Abbey has been transformed - better lighting and cheaper to run. St Andrew's can be the
same.
St Andrew's has been our "Church Hall" for nearly 50 years and many have enjoyed wedding receptions, parties, lots of teas and cakes, learnt how to paint or play the guitar, listened to many informative talks, been part of lots of children's groups. With your help it can be so for future generations as well

Ideally we would like to raise £2000 but £500 would be a good start!

Please pledge your support at www.spacehive.com or if you prefer, a cheque payable to St Andrew's Parish Centre Trust would also be most welcome.

 

 

 


Pershore Abbey launches new way to donate through give.net

Pershore Abbey has launched its new give.net page for online donations.

Give.net is Stewardship’s free online fundraising website for churches. Their mission is to make it as easy as possible for churches and charities to receive and raise money, so they seemed like the obvious choice for us to help those who want to help and support our church online through one-off and regular donations.

They provide secure payment guarantees and you can donate from as little as £1, with options for regular or one-off donations.

Click on the give.net icon above to go straight to our dedicated page and donate today.

Your donations are invaluable to us and we thank you for your support.