Advice from Church of England

This is what we are doing at St Francis ...

We still want to help you!

Volunteering and Learning

We have begun to gather our community back together again in safe ways.  We have carried out risk assessments and introduced hand sanitising stations, social distancing, screens and masks as appropriate.  We have a number of opportunities for volunteering and learning ready to begin again from September 2020.  Contact 02476 266010 or 07555 60 75 75 for more information.

Meals

We WILL be offering breakfast and lunch for those who need it.  Breakfast will be available at 9am – please don’t come before this time.  You will need to leave as soon as you have had your breakfast.  We will stop serving breakfast at 10am.

Lunch will be served at 12.30pm until 1pm – we will let you have takeaway lunch – you can pick it up at the church at 12.30pm.  Please call us and let us know if you would like a meal getting ready for you to pick up.

If you are unwell and unable to collect a meal please give us a call on 02476 266010 and we will try and help.

We are also acting as an emergency food hub.  Call 07555 607575 - we can help you!

Problems

If you have a problem and need help with benefits, housing, work or similar please call 02476 266010 – we will try to help.  Leave a message if there is no answer – we will get back to you.

Worries and pastoral support

If you would like to talk to someone because you are worried and anxious, feeling lonely and need support call 07555 607575

Prayers

We will pray in our church every day, at 9.15am and 12.30pm.  We are not currently opening our services to the public, following advice, but the ministry team will pray together and you can contact us with your prayer needs.

We will also be posting daily prayers on our Face book page and website. Head to the worship and prayer pages.

Please DON’T come out if you are vulnerable and at risk of becoming ill.  Please DON’T come out if you have flu like symptoms.  Please look after yourself and follow government advice.