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On Sunday 30th January Archdeacon Dave Middlebrook visited Campton Church to lead a joint service, blessing the recently formed Benefice of Campton, Meppershall and Shefford and installing Roni as Rector at Campton.

 

Source: Patricia Goulding

Date: 31st January 2022

BLEVECCould you help BLEVEC*? The County emergency response executive is looking for volunteers who could be called upon to support the NHS in hospitals should the current staffing situation worsen.  The expectation of response is urgent/immediate, so people who could volunteer and be available at a moment's notice.
They are looking for people who meet the following criteria:

  1. are double vaccinated  
  2. trained and checked to work in hospitals
  3. Have a current DBS check
  4. Have done safeguarding training

They are also interested in those who don't meet the criteria but who would be willing to be trained.
Please contact Cass if you would be willing to volunteer:

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tel: 07920 849742

* Bedfordshire and Luton Emergency Volunteers Executive

 

Source: Patricia Goulding
Date: 20/01/2022

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The PCC agreed the knitted square pew runners should be repurposed.

They have been stitched into dressing gowns and sent to Knit for Peace to help keep warm those in need.

 

To find out more about the work: of Knit for Peace:

 

Link - https://knitforpeace.org.uk

 

Source: Patricia Goulding

Date: 2nd November 2021

Teddy Push 2021
Frank Bond completed another 'Teddy Push' today in aid of Beds & Herts Historic Trust.

His route this year took in churches in Campton, Shefford, Clifton and Meppershall, an estimated 10 mile walk.

So far sponsorship in excess of £170 has been received, but you can still contribute if you wish!

 

Source: Stephen Lines

Date: 11th September 2021

Rev Roni GoodmanAs we return to Church with familiar faces and those we know and love and maybe have not seen in a long time - please remember that Church remains  a public space - like any other - but with all welcome in Jesus' name!
 
We ask that people remain mindful of their own comfort, well being and safety - and that of others.   We will make every effort to make our church as safe and comfortable as possible - and of course, ask that people with symptoms which might be covid do not attend but care for themselves at home - and ask for support from us if we can be of help with chemist visits, shopping etc.  
When you are booking a place at the service - please let us know if you need / wish to be extra cautious and we will arrange seating for those with that need.
Our hope - our vision -  and our goal - as we ease the final lockdown restrictions, is  (as Keith said ) that we will rediscover the joy of being together, worshipping together, singing together and yes, having an after church cup of tea and catch up together.
There is much to consider - and it is our aim to move forward with care and caution - but to move forward.  For the present socially distanced seating will remain and people will be encouraged to wear masks although this is no longer a requirement.   To begin with, we are now inviting people to stay for drinks and fellowship after church and we will be singing the final hymn at our services.  We would like the rota of readers and intercessors and sides people to resume - please let us know if / when you are willing to resume your role.    New volunteers also gratefully accepted - there are all sorts of opportunities! 
We envisage that 9and9 will continue online!   

The Church Wardens and I would really like to know your thoughts and feelings as we move forward - so please do speak to us, or email us if you have something to say.
We are moving back to “ Every Sunday in Church” with two services of Holy Communion and two Services of Morning Worship in the Church each month…    at the new time of 9.45 am (this to allow me to go on to a service in Campton)
Also - please note that from 1st September we became the Benefice of Campton, Meppershall and Shefford.  Please pray for us all as we get to know one another better and we build good relationships and strong foundations for moving forward together….  May the Holy Spirit guide us and inspire us …. And may his power at work within us do infinitely more that we could ever ask or imagine..   To God be the glory, forever and ever.  Amen 
 
Source: Rev Roni Goodman
Date: 10th September 2021

Rev Roni GoodmanI know that people are interested to know what will be different about Church now Freedom Day has passed.

Our hope - our vision - and our goal - as we ease the final lockdown restrictions, is (as Keith said ) that we will rediscover the joy of being together, worshipping together, singing together and yes, having an after church cup of tea and catch up together.

There is much to consider - and it is our aim to move forward with care and caution - but to move forward. For the present socially distanced seating will remain and people will be encouraged to wear masks although this is no longer a requirement. To begin with, we are now inviting people to stay for drinks and fellowship after church and we will be singing the final hymn at our services. We would like the rota of readers and intercessors and sides people to resume - please let us know if / when you are willing to resume your role.

We envisage that 9and9 will continue online!

When you are booking a place at the service - please let us know if you need / wish to be extra cautious and we will arrange seating for those with that need.

The Church Wardens and I would really like to know your thoughts and feelings as we move forward - so please do speak to us, or email us if you have something to say.

We also envisage moving back as soon as possible to “ Every Sunday in Church” with two services of Holy Communion and two Services of Morning Worship in the Church each month…. Possibly as soon as September - but we will be keeping a close eye on how things are going.

Forthcoming Services in the Church

We will continue to observe Covid safe practices. Please contact me, Roni - well in advance - if you intend to be at Communion services so we can plan seating. You are encouraged still to wear a mask and bring your red service book if you have been given one already. P lease let us know if you wish to sing - or if you need / wish to be extra cautious and we will arrange seating for those with that need.