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October News 2020

29 September 2020

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St Michael’s Church Framlingham with All Saints Saxtead

Priest-in-Charge: Revd Chris Davey,
tel: 01728 723454
Email:   framlinghamrectory@btinternet.com
Contact details for Parish Office:  Tel: 01728 638512
Email framparish@gmail.com
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A Letter from our Priest-in-Charge, Chris

I am delighted to be able to write now I’m licensed as priest in charge and settled in the Rectory. It was lovely to see so many faces at my licensing, especially all the wonderful photographs of happy faces and welcoming messages displayed in church from those not able to be at the service due to the current restrictions, thank you!

We now look forward as the autumn sets in and we move towards the celebrations that come in this last part of the year. Obviously we are going to need to be creative in the way we do things. At the moment we will need to plan for lots of different scenarios in our ever changing situation but the most important thing is to provide worship which speaks deeply of the love of God, revealed in Jesus for our world today: to remain a strong worshipping community and find ways to express our fellowship in our current climate: to speak of God in a way which makes sense and is authentic to our inherited experience of God in this challenging time not only to sustain us but to touch new hearts and bring hope in different lives. That is an exciting challenge which, in the power of the Holy Spirit will create new opportunities!

At the moment it’s not easy to visit people at home but you are all daily in my prayers and I am looking forward to getting to know you all in the time ahead. Please pray for the Ministry Team as together, we begin to plan into the future.
With my very best wishes to you, Chris


Chris’s Licensing Service
If you would like to see the recording of Chris’s service,

click this link, or copy and paste it into your browser. Thanks to Adrian Morgan for this

*******Zoom Harvest Festival *****
St Michael’s Zoom Harvest Festival service, will be held at 9.30am on 4th October ,
a little different from our usual one!! If you would like to join us, please bring with you to
your Zoom screen an offering...it could be a tin of peas, an onion, a carrot , a flower, a fish , a
bag of flour...anything you may have brought to the altar for the festival service in church. We
will make a symbolic offering of thanks for God's goodness; it could also be that this week
may be an opportunity to give what you can to the town foodbank To join the Zoom please

contact framparish@gmail.com
Thanks everyone, Mary Lamb



Autumn Alpha Course - Update Because of uncertainty regarding the Covid regulations about meetings,

the Alpha course planned to be held at Christina D-B’s home in Saxtead, will now be held online,

hosted by Charity Quin. If you are interested in taking part, please click this

link: https://www.stmichaelsframlingham.org.uk/st-michaels-church-news/new-blog-entry-4/

Church Services
Some church services are now being held; please see the details below:
8.00am Said Holy Communion according to The Book of Common Prayer, at St Michael’s
9.30am A range of worship on Zoom with music; no service in Church
6.30pm Said Holy Communion or Evening Prayer at All Saints Saxtead
Said Holy Communion, 10.30am,at St Michael’s
Please note that you will need to wear a face covering inside St Michael’s Framlingham or All Saints’ Saxtead.