CORONAVIRUS NEWS

IMPORTANT NOTICE

With regret, all St Clement’s church services and activities are now suspended until further notice. 


The church office will be staffed on weekday mornings from 9am to 1pm as usual.    Please do phone us or email us if you need anything, require information or have a prayer request.  The office number is 01202 733390 and email: office@stclementspoole.org.uk


For other news see our News page: News

 

Our clergy have produced a booklet to help you to worship at home, either alone or together with others living with you.  To download, please click here:  booklet


Church of England resources

The Church of England has provided a number of resources to help people during this time of isolation. Holy Week started on Palm Sunday (5th April) and takes us through the last days of Jesus to his crucifixion and death on Good Friday, and his resurrection to new life on Easter Sunday. For more information about Holy Week and Easter services on line, follow this link:

https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/online-church


Salisbury Cathedral services

Salisbury Cathedral are providing daily reflections and prayers throughout Holy Week. For more information please follow this link:

https://www.salisburycathedral.org.uk/news/invitation-worship-online-during-holy-week-and-easter

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A message (2nd April) from Jonathan Foster:

https://www.facebook.com/StClementsPoole/videos/296042448043368/

A song for Palm Sunday (5th April):


A thought for Palm Sunday by Rev. Lynn Bowerman

For the text version, click here: Palm Sunday

For the video version please go to our Facebook page. Follow this link Facebook


FOODBANK:

We are still open on weekday mornings at present to both receive and give out Foodbank parcels - some people have asked how they can donate financially as they are unable to get out ... see below:

Ways that you can give financially to the Foodbank are:

By cash / cheque to Poole Foodbank, Longfleet United Reformed Church, Longfleet Road, Poole. BH15 2HP. (Cheques should be made payable to Faithworks Wessex, but marked for Poole Foodbank)

Direct payment to the Faithworks bank account (00015300    40 - 52 - 40) - but again, please specify that your donation is for Poole Foodbank.

Through Local Giving: https://localgiving.org/charity/fww/ and specify Poole Foodbank in the message box.

Monthly giving: Text POOLE and the amount you wish to donate to 70085. Eg. POOLE10 will create a £10 monthly gift. (You will be charged the amount donated, plus a standard network rate message. You will then be charged the donation amount to your monthly mobile bill.)

Dedicated helpline launched to support vulnerable:

 

We know that this is a stressful and worrying time for everyone and we want to assure you that the local community is coming together, alongside local churches, to help and support those of you that need it.
Many of you who are self-isolating will have family, friends and neighbours already supporting you with accessing food and every day essentials. We've seen our communities unite to launch support groups across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole to help each other during this time. 
We also know that there are some people in our communities who do not have a support network in place. For these vulnerable people, who have no one to support them, we have launched a dedicated helpline. The phone line is open from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.

Telephone: 0300 1237052

 

 

Through our ‘Together We Can’ community response we have more than 1500 volunteers plus council staff who will be on hand to help by picking up and delivering food and essential items, as well as providing a cheerful voice to break up the long days of self-isolation. 

Pictures for Holy Week

Starting on Sunday 5th April (Palm Sunday) the Church of England has provided a picture for each day up to Easter Sunday. The suggestion is that you download these pictures to use in your prayers at home to focus your thoughts on the events leading up to the arrest and crucifixion of Jesus, and his resurrection on Easter Day. Maybe you also would like to put prints of these pictures in your window each day of the week ahead.

Palm SundayMonday of Holy Week



Tuesday of Holy Week


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Thurs of Holy Week







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Saturday of Holy Week






Easter Day