The coronavirus has turned all our lives upside down. We will try to keep you up to date with information as we get it to help you to know what is going on in the villages of our benefice, Roughton,, Bessingham, Felbrigg, Gunton, Hanworth, Metton and Sustead.
As you know all church services have been stopped and our churches have been shut in line with the guidance from the Diocese. We will re-open as soon as we can. In the meantime if you want to talk to somebody, want somebody to pray with or can think of any way in which we can help you, please ring one of your churchwardens listed on the relevant page under your local church.
The building work at St Mary’s Roughton has had to be halted. The biggest sign of this is the disappearance of the blue chemical toilet in the church grounds. As and when we can resume the work that will re-appear!
The Felbrigg Flower Festival has had to be postponed. The Summer Rectory Garden Party, likewise, has been cancelled.
The meetings of both the WI and MU have stopped with the related craft activities. However, that does not mean that there is no activity. We have received the following message from Angela Newton of the Roughton WI.
Roughton & District WI
Because of the present Coronavirus epidemic, Roughton WI have cancelled all events, meetings, outings, workshops, visits and classes during April and May. We will review the situation in mid May when we all know more. We, as a community supportive organisation, are very sad to have to do this, but we work on the premise: better to be safe than sorry! If you know of anyone who is concerned, lonely, worried, or in need or help and advice (even a voice on the telephone!), please contact me and I will arrange for one of our members to phone or email them with support and information. We will come through this if we look after one another, and are aware of and support those less vulnerable than ourselves. President: Angela Newton (01263 514476) email@example.com
My prayers are not just for the present but for the future when we re-emerge into the daylight of everyday “normality”! – what can we learn from all of this? and what sort of world will we face? – more unemployment, fewer firms/businesses, probably changes to our way of life and our high street, and on the other side of the coin, hopefully, a more understanding and caring people who finally realise just how small the world is and how involved and linked we all are with each and every other person.
“Take care, stay healthy and keep in touch” – my mantra to everybody I am in contact with!
If have any queries ring Simone Hume on 01263 711346.