Welcome to Bywell, Mickley & Stocksfield Anglican churches
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We are two Anglican parishes with three church buildings serving the residents of Apperley, Broomley, Bywell, Cherryburn, Hedley on the Hill, High Mickley, Mickley Square, Stocksfield and West Mickley (for map showing the area of the parishes click here).
To view opening times for the three church buildings, please click here. NB All church buildings now closed (see below).
Details of all the inscriptions in Bywell St Peter's graveyard are available here.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATES AND RESOURCES
Understanding how we feel at this difficult time 8 April 2020
Click to read an article describing how the discomfort we are experiencing may be grief, how it affects our feelings and what we can do to manage it.
Church Buildings Closed 24 March 2020
The Church continues to be alive and active, but our buildings must close
We are seeing a huge increase in the number of people falling sick with COVID-19. We must distance ourselves from one another and prevent the spread of infection in order to save lives.Therefore, as well as public worship being suspended, this and all church buildings in the Church of England are now closed.
Letter from Revd Dr Pat Moran 18 March 2020
Just an update about where we are with the current Coronavirus situation:
I am sure you will have heard all the up to date information on the news, re social distancing and self isolation. This is going to have a huge impact on some members of our congregations and what we do.
Worship and Church services:
As you may have heard, all church services have been suspended, but that does not mean that we stop being church or a church community. We will be looking at ways to think how we continue as a worshipping community over the next weeks and months. In this, email and accurate contact information will be important
I have been trying to ensure that we have up to date and accurate information re emails and phone numbers for all our congregations and the Pastoral Group will be thinking about how we might make sure that everyone is supported. We will be doing this over the next few days.
Obviously Coronavirus does not simply affect those who come to church, but as a church it is part of our calling to reach out to those in need. Anne Dale, Melna Martin and I spoke yesterday and met today to try and begin to coordinate how we might ensure that everyone in our local community who needs help gets it and is supported. Anne has already had offers of help and so have I, so we will be looking to get something out later in the week.
Given the likelihood of this being an ongoing health crisis, the following will be cancelled:
Friends of St Peter Old Stocksfield Event
Bywell Arts Festival
As I said we will be trying to keep in touch and offer resources etc for Sundays and for personal prayer.
Please keep checking email for updates and other information, and let's pray for all of us both here and across the world as we face the challenging months ahead.
What's Coming Up