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GNOSALL PARISH NEWS

Produced by publishers of The Popular Village Monthly

 

NO

SERVICES

IN MAY

 

CHURCH IN

LOCKDOWN !

 

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Rector: Rev Kathryn Hammond

01785 822820

rev.kathrynh@gmail.com

(Day off Friday)

Associate Minister:

Rev Cathy Dakin - 07971 101259

cathydakin@waitrose.com

To book weddings & baptisms

please call at the Vicarage,

Glebe Lane, Gnosall, ST20 0ER,

any Tuesday between

6.15 & 7.15pm

appointments not necessary.

CHURCH WEBSITE

www. gnosallparish.org.uk

www.facebook.com/GnosallParish

BEING CHURCH IN LOCKDOWN!

Without the ability to access our sacred spaces we have had to find alternative ways of worshipping God and caring for one another. Inevitably this has meant an increase in the use of technology - from telephone calls to email to video conferencing.

  • Our weekly newsletter has been expanded to include short forms of worship that can be used at home.This is being distributed as widely as possible and can also be accessed from our website: if you ‘hover’ over the ‘news/forthcoming events’ tab at the top of the page, a menu will drop down & you can then click on ‘weekly news sheet’.
  • Rev Kathryn is also producing a Monday – Friday daily bulletin with a Bible reading & reflection. These are distributed by email and can also be found on the website: hover over ‘who’s who’ and then click on ‘message from your Rector’.
  • We are currently holding our Sunday morning Worship via Zoom. This can be accessed using a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone; for sound only, you can just use an ordinary telephone. For more details of how to join in with these services please get in touch: bettina.henderson@btinternet.com or phone 823881
  • There are useful links and resources on the Church of England website: https://www.churchofengland.org
  • and on our Lichfield diocesan website: https://www.lichfield.anglican.org

Our clergy are still carrying out funerals albeit under severe restrictions necessary in the current situation.

We hold in our prayers the families & friends of those who have died recently:

George Haycock, Gill Farmer, Margaret Whittal, Edward Harrison, Joan Hughes & Rev Michael Pope


 

Reverend Michael John Pope

It is with sadness we report the death of Michael Pope, who died at home in Broseley on 3rd April 2020. Gillian and their daughters Helen and Caroline were with him.

Michael was the much loved and respected Vicar of Gnosall from 1979 until 2000, and many of you will remember him well. He had been suffering from cancer which was diagnosed the previous April.

The funeral service conducted by The Reverend Ian Naylor, Rural Dean of Telford, was held at Telford Crematorium on Thursday, 23rd April, attended only by his close family, although arrangements were made for others to follow the service on line. Michael had told Gillian of his wishes for this service, and as far as possible, they were followed.

A Service of Thanksgiving for Michael’s life will take place at a later date at Broseley Parish Church. Donations in his memory will be given to Broseley Church.

 

 

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