A Message from Philip Davies, our Parish Priest
Church Services: Sunday Services in the churches in our Benefice have now resumed; you can find details here. Arrangements are also in place for our churches to be open for private prayer; details can be found on the church noticeboards.
Online Services: A weekly online service is made available every Sunday morning which you can find here. There is also a live Zoom service for Sunday Evening Prayer at 6pm for which joining details are published in my weekly Pastoral Letter. Please contact me if you would like to be added to the list of those who receive this.
Morning Prayer: Morning Prayer is said each day in the Benefice. We can include any special prayer requests. You can download Morning Prayer and a short version of Night Prayer which you may like to use on a regular basis.
Funerals: Funerals can take place, at which Government guidance restricts attendance to up to 30 people. Should a family wish, a Memorial Service can later be arranged for a date that will be beyond the current crisis.
Food Box: There is a Food Box inside King’s Cliffe Church which is open on Thursdays and Sundays. Donations of any non-perishable food can be added to the basket. If you are in need of any extra food please help yourself. Please wear a face-covering and observe social distancing guidelines when entering and leaving and whilst inside the church.
We can also issue Food Bank vouchers for Stamford Food Bank. Please contact the Church Office by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or ring Philip Davies 01780 470314.
Citizens Advice have a Stamford Food Bank Helpline: 01476 249069.
Further information on Food Banks can be found on the Trussell Trust website.
Oundle Food Bank can deliver: contact number 07907 216144.
Staying at Home: The NHS has published some excellent advice on how to look after your Mental Wellbeing throughout this pandemic.
Coronavirus Guide: Age UK has produced a very clear Guide to Coronavirus. It has been written with older people in mind but it is helpful for anyone with concerns.
Helplines: Telephone helplines can be very useful in these difficult times:
National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 08082 000247
Childline: 0800 1111
Mind: 03001 233393
Community Law Service: 01933 313020 and 01604 621038
The local office has contacted us to say that they remain open for free advice in matters relating to benefits, housing or debt.