Church Hill, Marldon, Paignton, Devon TQ3 1SL
Following Boris Johnson`s announcement and conversation with the Totnes Team Ministry, we are regretfully suspending face-to-face public worship but will continue to offer a zoom service and other pastoral and spiritual input. Although the Government have said that churches can remain open for public worship, we recognise that many people will not feel comfortable returning to church with the advent of a new more virulent strain until they have been vaccinated because of their age or underlying health concerns. The delay in being able to mend the heating system is also a factor and we hope that this can be repaired or replaced as soon as possible.
Occasional offices will continue in line with government guidance and the Church will continue to be open for private prayer, as long as our volunteers are willing to open, close and clean the church. The PCC will continue to take an active role in keeping in touch with parishioners to ensure that everybody is contacted regularly and we very much hope that parishioners would still be able to support the Church financially to ensure that it is viable in the future.
Our church, like our school, is still very much open for business, (even if much of that is virtual) as it has been throughout each lockdown.
PLEASE NOTE: For the time being (and subject to weekly review) we will maintain a limited offer of worship in church, for those who feel able to attend or who cannot or choose not to access the Zoom service.
For this Sunday, Jan 10th, those services are:
The church is open for private prayer daily from 10am -1pm from now on. Please follow the guidance and keep safe.
Details of the Risk Assessment completed prior to opening are available from churchwarden Steph Webb (see contacts)
For details of the Zoom and Phone-in services and contact details please get in touch via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Post Covid! join us for coffee in the village hall after the service.)
Rev. Preb.Debbie Parsons
PRIVACY IMPACT STATEMENT: ST JOHN BAPTIST CHURCH, MARLDON
This statement is prepared in accordance with the Government & Diocese of Exeter rules and requirements.
The purpose of this statement is to show the church will adhere to the prescribed guidelines as set out by the Diocese and Government. The Priest, Churchwardens and members of the Parochial Church Council will manage the information provided by those attending church services throughout the time ‘Track & Trace’ is in operation. The aim of this PIS is to ensure and cover the individual’s privacy, health and any potential risks to the church.This statement is an addendum to the current General Data Protection Rules, a copy of which can be viewed on the church website marldonchurch.co.uk and if requested a copy can be provided via the Secretary on behalf of the church.
The following are risks associated with PIS but do not form part of the Privacy Impact Statement per se:
Use of the individual’s Information:
Revd. Jim Barlow 07775 356652 email@example.com or a member of the Totnes Team Ministry
Steph Webb – Churchwarden 01803 524135 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fred Webb – Churchwarden 01803 557210 email@example.com
or any member of the Parochial Church Council. Contact details are available on the website marldonchurch.co.uk
Zooming Ahead together: The Totnes Team Eucharist. Every Sunday at 10am and Phone in service
The link and password remain the same – contact us if you need these. If you are nervous about Zoom then please contact Diana Walters or Juliet Hancock and we will happily do our best to help you. Lots of people who said ‘I don’t do technology’ are now regulars!! Remember it is possible to join by telephone if you prefer not to use a computer. There are various opportunities to be involved, so please let us know if you would like to be involved – read a lesson, lead the prayers and so on.
PGS LAUNCH OF NEW TELEPHONE SERVICE
If you feel able to support our lovely church, the Parish Giving Scheme is delighted to announce the launch of a new telephone service, designed to enable prospective donors to set up a regular Direct Debit donation to your parish over the phone. The service operates every weekday from 9-5pm
Prospective donors can set up a regular gift to our parish by calling the dedicated telephone line: 0333 002 1271
One of their administrators will take you through the sign up process – this normally takes around 15 minutes. You will need to have the following information to hand:
Need to talk?
Volunteers from Totnes Anglican Churches are here to listen, in confidence, and offer prayer, if you would like it. For people of all ages, all faiths or none.
Phone: 01803 840265 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
If you get an email from anyone in the congregation asking you to do them a favour with no other particular details DO NOT REPLY, IT IS A SCAM. They are trying to get people to buy Goole Play cards and then send their bank details to be repaid. If you get an email like this from a known email address please send details to
• Deborah now has set up a site on YouTube and her Facebook page called the Wisdom of Deborah.
She’s giving a “Thought for the day” until Pentecost
• John Luscombe is holding a Zoom Eucharist at 10 am on Sunday, if you would like to be involved then please send him an email.
Katherine Courtice is collecting prayer requests for people affected by the virus and will pass them all on to the priest leading prayers on a Wednesday. 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 email@example.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.
South Hams DC Response Team
SHDC have created a Community Response Team.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
“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:
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.
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