Marldon Church

Church Hill, Marldon, Paignton, Devon TQ3 1SL

Live-Stream Service – Tomorrow 11.15 am (Sunday 29th March)

Tomorrow we are going to attempt a first. Tomorrow at 11.15 am we are planning to live-stream a Eucharistic service from Marldon Vicarage. We will see if we can do it.

The service will be broadcast live on Facebook at 11.15 am.  In order to access the service, people will need to join Facebook, if they have not already done so, and then search for me, Steven Charles Jones, and send me a friend request. I will accept that request, and they will then be able to see the service live. People wishing to be part of the service, should do that as soon as they are able to today. We are using Facebook Live as it gives people the chance to be able to send me a message during the service (which will be particularly relevant when I get to intercessions, and I ask people for their prayer requests – which they can then type live, for me to read).

Since the govt. introduction of emergency measures, Churches are now not allowed to be open at all, even for private prayer, though we are still continuing ministry, prayer and worship but in a different way.

Katherine Courtice is going to be collecting prayer requests for people affected by the virus and will pass them all on to the priest leading prayers on a Wednesday. Please advertise widely in your communities that any prayer requests (for the sake of restricting volume, mentioning only the first name and last initial of the person needing prayer (e.g. Steve J.) for people who are sick or bereaved are to be emailed to totnesteamadmin@googlemail.com for inclusion in the Wednesday prayer list.

We are inviting people to stop and pray everyday at 12 Noon, reciting the Lord’s Prayer. In this we unite our voices and hearts before God, as we make our prayers and petitions.

Parish Caring Service

 We are in the process of setting up a telephone listening and befriending service, please contact totnesteamadmin@googlemail.com for any requests and these will be dealt with as soon as possible.

South Hams DC Response Team

SHDC have created a Community Response Team, who are already talking to Town and Parish Councils. Their work to help, support and protect the most vulnerable people will develop over the coming week, as they work with their partners, including local voluntary groups.
If you are in need – or know someone who is – you can register that need at the email address below or by calling 01822 813600 or 01803 861234 providing the relevant name, contact number and address where possible. Local voluntary groups can register by contacting the Council at the same email address CommunityCoordination.Covid19@swdevon.gov.uk

Totnes Food Bank

For all enquiries, please contact Liz Waterson: liz.waterson29@gmail.com 01803 849345

God of compassion, be close to those

who are ill, frightened or in isolation.

In their loneliness, be their consolation;

In their anxiety, be their hope;

In their darkness, be their light;

Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

 

There will be no baptisms, weddings until further notice

 

Welcome to Marldon Church, whatever your reason for wanting to find out more about us!

We form part of the Totnes Team of nine churches, which offers a wide range of opportunities to journey in community and to grow in faith through traditional and informal worship, Open the Book, Messy Church, Junior church, House groups, Julian group, nurture courses and contemplative worship.

If there is a particular matter that we can help you with, whether that is planning a wedding, baptism or funeral or joining one of our groups or if you’d like to hear more about the charitable work we do locally, nationally and internationally, please contact us.

Whether you are new in faith or whether you have been a Christian for many years we recognise that growing in faith and being transformed by the knowledge of God’s unconditional love for each of us is a lifetime’s journey. We are companions on the way, learning from and with each other and supporting each other through the ups and downs of life.

If you come along to a service do introduce yourself and join us for coffee in the village hall after the service.

Rev. Debbie Parsons

Safeguarding

“If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to someone:

  • Our Team Safeguarding Representative isRevd Preb Julian Ould 01803 865615
  • Our Parish Safeguarding Representative is Mrs Stephanie Webb
  • The contact details for our Parish Safeguarding Representative:01803 524135
  • This is the link to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team’s contact details – https://exeter.anglican.org/resources/safeguarding/safeguarding-team/

If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11.”

Should you wish to read the Parish Safeguarding Policy and supporting documentation in full, please contact Mrs Webb.