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Mothering Sunday – 14th March 2021
Sunday 14th Mar 09:30am
St Anne's Church, Worksop

Come and join as we celebrate all those special ladies in our lives. This will be our first service back in person and we hope it will be plenty of fun and great worship for all the family along with a small gift for all the ladies. We’d love to see you there.

To adhere to social distancing rules and to make sure all are safe this will be a ticketed event with reserved seating. Please book for your family grouping only.

Tickets available on Eventbrite – click here to book.

Christianity Explored in a week!

What’s the best news you’ve ever heard?

Are you in need of Good News? Are you interested in knowing more about what Christians believe? Are you exploring faith with a friend or family member? Then please join us for our Christian Explored in a Week course online (via Zoom) led by Rev Richard Hanford and Lay Minister Lianne Stones from St Anne’s Church in Worksop. Feel free to attend yourself individually or invite friends or family members to do the course along with you.
The course will run from 8-9pm from Sunday 21st to Saturday 27th March. Sunday will be a taster session where you can decide whether the course is for you and whether you want to return for the future sessions during the week.
For all enquiries, to book your place and receive the zoom link and meeting details, please email Rev Richard (stannescurate@hotmail.com).

About St. Anne's

We are a welcoming, all-age Anglican church seeking to worship God and serve our local community. We have a varied programme catering to all ages during the week and on Sunday mornings.

We have a strong focus on providing the best services for weddings, baptisms and funerals as well as a team of people who visit the sick and elderly in our community.

The links with the local Church of England school next door are very important to us and we work hard together to encourage children in the school to grow in their faith. If you would like to find out more about anything that you see here please do contact us or come along to one of our services, we’d love to get to know you!

Gatherings

Due to Covid 19 restrictions and to remain compliant with social distancing regulations we are currently running a reduced programme of services.

Sunday

    • 9.30am Communion Service or a Service of the Word Common Worship Holy Communion 2nd & 4th Sundays and a Service of the Word 1st and 3rd Sundays – Socially distanced worship and communion. Please be aware we will ask for your contact details at each service for track & trace 
    • Currently Suspended – Online services available
    • 4.00pm St Anne’s at 4 (STA@4) Every Sunday relaxed Cafe style worship. Due to restrictions we may not be serving refreshments in the first few weeks
    • Currently on zoom – email stannesvicar@hotmail.com for joining instructions
  • Children’s Church
    • 4.00pm IGNITE Every Sunday For Primary age children. Socially distanced games, fun, worship with a bible story, activity zones and time for reflection – Every week
    • Currently on zoom – email sjprior.2014@gmail.com for joining instructions
  • Wednesday

    • 6.00pm – 7.00pm Wedding & Baptism Bookings (during term time) PLEASE BOOK AN APPOINTMENT FIRST BY CALLING 01909 570434 Come and meet Rev Richard at St Anne’s to book your special day whether that is going to be at St Anne’s, St Mary’s Cuckney or St Winifred’s Holbeck
  • Thursday

    • Tots and tea UNFORTUNATELY REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS REGARDING COVID 19 When we return this group is for babies and toddler group every Thursday during term time – cake and refreshments for parents, separate areas for babies and toddlers for complete piece of mind, songs, bible story and healthy snack for children
    • 7.00pm Youth Group For Y6 and above, socially distanced socials and bible studies – Every Thursday with Rach our Youth Worker in the church hall. (Sadly until government guidance changes we will not be able to offer food to the young people.)
    • Currently on zoom – email stannesyouthworker@hotmail.com for joining instructions
  • Friday

    • 3.30pm – 5.00pm Youth Drop-In Re-commencing 17th September 2020 For Y5 and above, socially distanced fun games, crafts, and video games
    • Currently on zoom – email stannesyouthworker@hotmail.com for joining instructions


Online Giving

As with all charities at this time St Anne’s is struggling with finances as some of our income stream is from services, weddings and baptisms as well as hire of the church hall. With our buildings being closed and services now online for the foreseeable future we are using our reserves to pay our ongoing bills as we continue to reach out and support our local community with food drops, prescription runs and pastoral care. If you are able to walk with us financially at this time then an easy way to give is by using this QR code which you can scan on your mobile phone or by visiting this website https://thyg.uk/CUR011466. Thank you for supporting us in this way.

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Safeguarding

Ensuring that children and young people as well as adults are kept safe whilst in our care is an integral part of our church life. If you have any concerns about safeguarding please contact:
In the Parish: Tracey Pink, Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator, Tel contact 01909 295387 or Rev Dave Gough, Incumbent, Tel contact 01909 570434
In the Diocese: Please seek advice and guidance from the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor Julian Hodgson at Safeguarding@southwell.anglican.org or telephone 01636 817200.
Out of Hours for Children & Adults:
Nottinghamshire: 0300 456 4546
Nottingham City Council: 0115 876 1000
Bawtry: 01302 796 000


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Church Re-Opening

Mothering Sunday 2021 will mark 1 year since churches across the country were told by the government to close their doors for public worship. Since then, we have all lived through a difficult period of time, with many changes, new vocabulary 'lockdown' - 'furlough' - 'social distancing' and for many job uncertainty, isolation from loved ones and 'home schooling'! At the beginning of January although places of worship had been given the go ahead to remain open for social distanced services, here at St Anne's, St Mary's and St Winifred's we decided that given the increasing rise in numbers of infections and the more virulent strains of the virus it was morally the right thing to do to suspend public worship in our church buildings. We said we would review this situation again at the end of the February half term which is now upon us. We remain cautious and will listen carefully to the governments announcements on the roadmap out of the lockdown on Monday, but the increasing number of people who have now received a first injection of the vaccines, the declining rates of infection and deaths and reducing numbers in hospital, we have hope and optimism heading into the warmer weather in the Spring. However, our buildings will remain closed for a few more weeks but we have been working on our own roadmap over the next couple of months. The following is dependent on what information we receive over the next few weeks from the government and the Church of England but our intentions to return to public worship are as follows: Sunday 21st February until Sunday 8th March Services will remain online, live from our church buildings at 9.30am and online zoom at 4pm for both our Ignite Children's church and STA@4 14th March 2021 - Mothering Sunday 9.30am St Anne's service of the Word (Also available live online YouTube & Facebook) As this will be the anniversary of churches first closing a year ago, we hope to re-open St Anne's church for a socially distanced service of worship. This will be a celebration of all those special women in our lives and to offer hope and optimism as we go forward. This will be a cautious re-opening and as at Christmas we will need you to book a place at the service via Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mothering-sunday-tickets-142021651583). Tickets will be free and will be on a first come basis. If we can release more tickets at a later date, depending on social distancing rules, then we will. Tickets available from 12pm 21st February - Mothering Sunday Tickets, Sun 14 Mar 2021 at 09:30 | Eventbrite 4.00pm Ignite Children's Church & STA@4 on zoom 21st March 2021 9.30am St Anne's AGM - in person and on zoom 9.30am 10.30am We will also pre-record a service of the word at St Mary's which will be available online on YouTube and Facebook. 4.00pm If able, our intention is to hold in-person Ignite Church in the St Anne's church hall and STA@4 at the back of St Anne's church. Further information to follow. 8.00pm Christianity Explored begins - every night for 1 week: Come and hear the best news you've ever heard. All welcome - invite a friend. Online on zoom. Email stannescurate@hotmail.com for joining instructions. 28th March 2021 - Palm Sunday 9.30am St Anne's Holy Communion with Rev Richard (Also available live online YouTube & Facebook) 9.30am St Mary's Holy Communion with Rev Dave 4.00pm In Person Ignite & STA@4 4th April 2021 - Easter Sunday 7.30am - We are still discussing whether we will hold a sunrise service at St Anne's more information to follow shortly 9.30am St Mary's Easter Holy Communion with Rev Richard 10.30am St Anne's Easter Celebration Holy Communion with Rev Dave (Available live online YouTube & Facebook) 11.00am St Winifred's Easter Holy Communion with Rev Richard Our intention is not to ticket our Easter Day services but we expect some form of social distancing measures to still be in place and we will make sure, as we have throughout, that all are kept safe in our church buildings at all our in-person services. No Ignite or STA@4 on Easter Sunday Morning prayer will continue throughout at 9am each weekday on Facebook and later in the day available on our YouTube channel and the Wednesday Zoom quiz at 7.30pm, fortnightly on 24th February and 10th March. Due to Christianity Explored there will be no quiz on 24th March.

A Christmas Message

So, here we all are! After a year unlike any other, we face an Advent and Christmas unlike any other. It remains unclear what restrictions we’ll be living under this month but it’s safe to say that many of our usual traditions will have to be reimagined. I’ve heard many people say that Christmas “just won’t be the same” this year and doubt whether it will have its usual “magic”. It is likely that more of us will feel isolated as we may not be able to see the family and friends we normally would. At this time of year, Rev Dave and I would normally be gearing up to welcome many hundreds of you through the doors of our church building for various carol concerts and services; some of the most special times of our year. With these realities in view, we may be entering this month with feelings of loss, sadness and fear; particularly given the effects that this difficult year has had upon us. I’d like us, however, to have our eyes, ears and minds open to the good and positive things that may appear from this completely different Advent and Christmas 2020. Traditions are always at risk of losing their meaning if they are not in a process of renewal and I fear that some of our usual Christmas traditions have indeed lost some of their power through familiarity. At its heart, Christmas holds a deeply unexpected and challenging message: that God became one of us. When you picture the idea of God coming to earth, what comes to mind: royal processions, trumpets, thrones, robes - like a coronation ceremony or fire, judgement and anger against all that is wrong? Well it wasn’t like that at all; God became one of us. Flesh and bone, mind and spirit like you and me. God came in complete humility rather than power, total mercy rather than judgement, to serve rather than to be served. In other words: totally unexpected. Christmas and Advent, for many of us, have also become the busiest and most pressurised times of our years as we struggle to find the time for all the events and money for all the presents. This year will undoubtedly bring new pressures, but we may actually have more time to enjoy more fully the fewer things we’re able to do and to reflect on the season’s true meaning. If we fill the spaces created with an experience of God’s constant love and presence with us, maybe through saying a prayer, calling a friend, lighting a candle or reading some of the Bible passages suggested in this month’s magazine, our experience this year can turn from barren ground to spiritual abundance. We never expected that Christmas would be like this, but it may help us learn something about our God – who entered this world in a totally unexpected way. If we open our minds and hearts to this Advent and Christmas season, I fully and truly expect that God will meet with us in new, unexpected yet wonderful ways. Some of us may even discover that our hearts open to God’s indescribable love for the first time. May the love and peace of Christ be with you all. Rev Richard

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