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  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) statement for St Mark’s Centre

    In light of the recent Government press release and monitoring on going advice, the following has been decided:

    The Hub @ St Mark’s will be close until further notice.   All social clubs and groups who meet in St Mark’s Centre will no longer be meeting until further notice.

    see https://www.chelmsford.anglican.org/coronavirus-faqs for the latest update on the coronivirus.

     Some important points:

    The Archbishops' letter of 24 March states that church buildings should close for public worship and private prayer. This includes the priest or lay person offering prayer in church on their own and worship outdoors.
    -The deadline for Annual Meetings (Annual Meeting of Parishioners and APCM) has been extended until 31st October 2020.
    Churchwardens elected in 2019 continue to hold office until 31st January 2021 unless their successors are admitted to office before that. (See 1. above). This extension also applies to churchwardens who were already in their sixth year of office.
    -Deanery Synod representatives elected in 2017 (or subsequently to fill a casual vacancy) continue in post until 30th November 2020. They will, therefore, comprise the electorate for the House of Laity of the General Synod, when those elections go ahead.
    -PCC members will remain in post until the end of the next APCM, whenever that takes place.  This extension also applies to any who were due to step down from office in 2020.
    If you have any questions please do not hesitate to be in touch with us, at stmarkscofe@gmail.com

    Tel: Revd Alex on 07384277723

    Church wardens Tel:

    Barry Donoghue (07419990445)

    Robert Mukwaya (07961849540)

    If you are in need of urgent medication, but cannot leave your house, please be in touch with a neighbour or a family member who can collect supplies and leave them on your doorstep. If you are unsure of who you can ask, please phone or email.

    If you are able to offer help for others and collect groceries or medication for those in need, please be in touch so that we can connect local people with those in need.

    We have faith in God, and give thanks for the gift of science and knowledge and we hold in our prayers all those who are working in the field of science and medicine to help those in need at this time.

    You might be self-isolating, but you are not cut off. Please stay in touch and reach out whenever it is needed.  

    With all our prayers and good wishes,

    St Marks PCC

    "We are committed to Safeguarding Children,
    Young People, Victims/perpetrators of Domestic Abuse and Vulnerable Adults.
    The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website: https://www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding
    Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is
    Ms Paula Ewhe, who may be contacted at church or by email: stmarks-marksgatepsr@uwclub.net


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