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    The Parish of Portslade &  

    Mile Oak 

     

    14th Sunday of the Year (Trinity 4)

     

    Coronavirus Update!

     

    Although the Government has partially lifted the ban on public worship, I have been on study leave and, therefore, I have not yet met with the Standing Committee to make sure we are adhering to all the regulations and guidelines set down by the Government, the Church of England and our Bishop. We will be meeting on Monday via Zoom. Hopefully, we will be able to begin Sunday services again next Sunday (12th July). There will still be restrictions on numbers, communal singing and receiving Holy Communion. I will post the new rules on this website as soon as the Stadning Committee has studied them. Let us all pray for the gift of patience at this frustrating time.

    I will be saying mass at 9.00 am. as usual on Sunday. I shall be in the church of the Church of The Good Shepherd, Mile Oak. Sadly, the doors will still be closed. I will be, Deo Volente, livestreaming the service via Facebook (You can click on the Facebook icon on this page). If you can make your way to the Parish of Portslade and Mile Oak page, you should be able to watch it live or catch up later. After mass, at 10.30 am, there will be an opportunity to meet up for coffee and chat thanks to Zoom. If you want to join in, please contact me for the invitation link and I will email you the necessary information. My email address and phone number are below.

     

    You can follow the service by clicking on the Sunday Service button in the menu on this website. You can also follow it by downloading the file HERE, RTF or PDF.

     

    Our churches are now opening for private prayer. However, due to the strict rules about cleaning and keeping public areas safe, we will only be able to open the churches at set times each week for the near future.
     
    St Nicolas, Portslade will be open from 10.00 am until 4.00 pm each Tuesday and Saturday.
     
    The Good Shepherd, Mile Oak will be open from 10.00 am until 4.00 pm each Monday and Thursday.
     
    Let us pray that we may soon have unfettered access to our holy places.
     
    Please be assured that I, your Parish Priest, will be continuing to pray morning and evening prayer and to offer the mass (Holy Communion, The Eucharist) each day in private for the people of our community. I will not be alone, the saints and angels will be with me as I offer the Church's prayer.
     
    If you need a "telephone visit" for prayer, support or for baptisms, weddings or funerals, please contact me on 07872572681 or davidswyer64@gmail.com
     
    Yours in Christ,
     
    Fr David Swyer SSC
     
    Priest in Charge of the Parish of Portslade and Mile Oak
     
     
                     
     
     
     

    SAFEGUARDING:  

    As members of this PCC we are committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of all our members.

    We recognise that safeguarding is everyone's responsibility.

    We are committed to implementing all safeguarding policies and practice guidance issued by the House of Bishops

    We will carefully select and train all those who work or volunteer in positions of trust.  We will use the Disclosure and Barring Service, amongst other tools, to check the background of each person.

    We will respond, without delay, to every concern made that a person for whom we are responsible may have been harmed. 

    We will co-operate fully with statutory agencies during any investigation concerning a member of the church community.

    We will seek to ensure that anyone for whom we have pastoral responsibility who has suffered abuse is offered support that meets their needs.

    We will respond appropriately to those who have committed sexual offences who wish to join our fellowship, following House of Bishop's guidance and the advice of the Safeguarding Team.

    We will review this policy annually and as part of this process will ensure that all our procedures, particularly in relation to the Disclosure and Barring Service, are up to date.

    Our Safeguarding Representative is Jennie Davies.  Please contact Jennie by clicking HERE!


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    Baptism (or Christening) in the Parish of Portslade & Mile Oak

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