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Confidence to go out

Are you finding it difficult to build up the confidence to go outside, would you like us to link you up with someone from St Marks who can go with you to the local shops, or a walk round the local area?

If so, please let us know: covid19support@smch.org.uk / 01423 544528

Zoom calls for those in lockdown

Supportive listening Zoom calls

The pastoral team would like to offer a ‘listening ear’ via zoom (up to 5 sessions) to anyone who would appreciate being supported in this way. This is not counseling but a space to talk, share and pray through anything you are going through.

If so, please let us know: covid19support@smch.org.uk / 01423 544528

Caring for Elderly Relatives Thursday 20 August, 7.30pm

Come and join us as we share together about the high and lows of caring for elderly relatives and start a discussion about how we can best support each other as a church family.

Contact kim.mason@smch.org.uk for details of how to access this zoom call.

Communities

Communities and homegroups should be our first port of call if we need support. Please do be keeping in touch with the people in your community, whether that’s through some kind of video conferencing, group texting or a good old fashioned phone call.

Telephone Tree

We have set up a telephone tree which currently has over 200 people on it If you would appreciate regular phone calls or supportive emails we can add you to that list.

Pastoral Support

If you would like a more in depth conversation with someone who is trained in listening, pray, and pastoral support particularly in relation to loss and bereavement then we have a team of pastoral workers available to speak to.

Prayer Support

We are praying everyday. If you have a specific prayer request for yourself or someone you know please do get in touch and be sure to let us know whether you would like us to distribute that request confidentially to the prayer ministry team or wider to the church family in the Friday newsletter.

Practical Support

If you are in isolation we can help with collecting prescriptions, shopping and dog walking. We are doing some of the practical support in collaboration with.

Oatlands Community Group

They are working to identify a guardian and volunteers who already live on your street. To request help from them directly go to their website OatlandsCommunity.co.uk

Resurrected Bites

RB are supplying food packages to those in financial need. If you are struggling to access food through normal supermarkets and stores RB are willing to help; they are sharing out the food they have available to those who need it. To request support you can contact the RB voicemail directly on 593 937.

IT Support

We are currently streaming Sunday service and weekday midday prayer on YouTube which you can access from any smart tv, smart phone, or tablet. If you would like help accessing YouTube we can talk you through it.

Daily Hope Line

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has launched a free national phone line as a simple new way to bring worship and prayer into people’s homes while church buildings are closed because of the coronavirus.
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Call us: 01423 544 528 

We are aware that lockdown potentially increases the pressure and stress under which everyone is living and that there can be a greater sense of isolation. As a church family we all have a responsibility in keeping one another safe and being aware of what friends and neighbours maybe going through. The news has highlighted that during lockdown there has been increased incidences of domestic violence: if you need to talk to someone please contact Rev Daniel Watts (Daniel.watts@smch.org.uk) or Rev Kim Mason (Kim.mason@smch.org.uk). Click to read advice from CofE