posted 29 August 2020

Both our Lavenham and Preston St Mary churches are open to the public each day.

►  Sanitising facilities are provided as you enter and leave the church.

►  Please observe social distancing.

►  We regret certain areas are not yet accessible.

►  In Lavenham, the nearest toilet facilities are at the far end of the public car park almost opposite.

At Lavenham, St Peter & St Paul there will be a weekly:
service held in church every Sunday, which will be relayed simultaneously by Zoom.
10.00am service on Zoom of Morning Prayer, followed by an informal ‘coffee morning’ & chat, every Wednesday.
(Access codes for Zoom are available from our Lay Worker whose contact details are shown below)
There will NOT be a resumption of 8am Sunday services for the time being.

At St Mary the Virgin, Preston St Mary there will be services of Evensong (Book of Common Prayer) at 6:00pm on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month.

The following information can be viewed on church websites and facebook pages:
> weekly pew sheets giving information and updates;
> scripture readings, psalm and prayers for each Sunday are printed out in full so they can be used at home as a framework for weekly and daily devotions.
> copies of sermons that would have been preached.

Our Church Ministers and Churchwardens may be contacted as follows:
Rector:    Revd Stephen Earl (rest day Friday),, 01787 247244
Curate:    Revd Capt. Paul Tyler (rest day Tuesday),, 01787 829788
Lay Worker: Graham Naylor, (rest day Thursday),, 07768 283636
Reader:   Pete Postle,, 01787 248564

Lavenham Churchwarden: David Deacon,, 01787 248147
Lavenham Churchwarden: David Boast,, 01787 249511
Preston St Mary Churchwarden: Janet Martin,, 01787 249020

Preston St Mary Churchwarden: Keith Davis,, 01787 247112

Feeling isolated, anxious or in need?
Do not hesitate to contact, by phone or email, any of those listed above should you have concerns or just be feeling lonely and want a chat.

Prayer and worship
Clergy will maintain daily prayer & worship on behalf of our congregations & communities.

A prayer for all those affected by Coronavirus
Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious, be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low; that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.