The Church of The Ascension
A Welcoming, vibrant and growing Anglo Catholic Parish
Penrith Road, Middlesbrough,TS3 7JR
05 November 2020
Dear sisters and brothers in Christ Jesus
As you know that the Coronavirus, is still with us in the world and does not appear to be going away. We still have large numbers being affected. With the second lock down announced by the Government from the 5th November 2020 to the 2nd December 2020. I would like to inform you through this pastoral letter that the public worship in the Church of the Ascension has been suspended in accordance to the advice of our bishops and Archbishops and to comply with the guidelines of the Government due to the outbreak of Coronavirus. As the Archbishops have wisely said, these precautions are taken because of our responsibility to love our neighbours (not to contribute in any way to the spreading of the COVID-19 corona virus). It does not mean, however, that we stop being ‘The church’.
We as a Church will continue with the streaming of the two services on the Church’s Facebook page. Both will be at 10:00 am on Wednesday and Sunday mornings. In addition Church will be open for private prayer and reflection from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm on Wednesday and Sunday.
The Church’s Annual General Meeting needs to take place by the 30th November 2020 with there being no exceptions. At the moment we are planning to go ahead with ours on the 15th November. We are looking at ways where all of us can dial in by telephone. Please join me in praying for all who may feel anxious at this time.
Please do contact me if you would feel the need to talk to. I would encourage you all to keep contacting each other by the continuous communication methods you are all using. This is very important because we all need the support and we are all in this together.
With love and every blessing through this unprecedented time,
The Church of Ascension
We are Live Streaming our Services on Sunday’s and Wednesday
from our face book page.
The Church will be open between 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
For Private Prayer
Both on Wednesday and Sunday
We are Live Streaming our Services
from our face book page
Sunday 21st November 2020
OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE
10:00 AM online
Celebrant and Preacher – Father Emmanuel
Wednesday 25th November 2020
10:00 am online
Due to the Government’s New Lockdown Regulations
Office hour will be suspended until the lockdown is suspended by the Government
Anyone who wishes to book please wait until the end of the current lockdown.
If you need speak about anything listed below
please contact us by telephone or email
Weddings & Banns of Marriage
Blessings of Marriages
Renewal of Weddings Vows
Sunday 15th November following Mass
The Annual Church Meeting:
At this meeting we shall be appointing the following
2 Church wardens
1 Deanery Synod Representative.
6 members to serve on the PCC – due to the electoral roll between under 50
Please note that the Church Wardens, Readers are all ex-officio members of the PCC (i.e. by virtue of their other office).
Following the annual meeting the Standing Committee will comprise of the following
Priest in Charge
Please pray for this meeting and for the decisions to be taken.