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In the light of the Coronavirus threat and following the latest guidance from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, all services have been suspended and the church building closed until further notice.  However, the porch will remain open for for Food Bank contributions.
In terms of alternative resources, a new website has been created here at bylandchurches.net Rev. Liz welcomes you, and where we can hear the Word of God and worship in our own homes.  She continues "It would be lovely to know who is reading this, so do leave a comment on this or any other post and join in the conversation".  Over the coming weeks new content and resources will be added, so do come back regularly and see what is happening
Meanwhile we wish you all well and pray that you may stay protected from the worst effects of this virus

FOOD BANK APPEAL (St Nicholas' Church)

There has been a noticeable fall just recently in contributions to the Food Bank collection in the Church Porch. This is quite understandable at a time when we, and especially those who are older or subject to underlying health problems, are advised to avoid places where there are a lot of people. However it is also at times like these when the beneficiaries of Food Bank schemes may be in greatest need.
   
  
To try to rebuild contributions the following suggestions are offered:
  • If shopping by Internet, just add a few items for the Food Bank. 
  • If someone else is doing your shopping for you, just ask them to add one or two items. 
  • If you can't deliver the items to the Church Porch yourself, ask a friend or a church member or contact one of the people on the Parish Council list - they will be pleased to help.
                     >>> The Church Porch will be open every day as usual <<<
Here are some key items (a full list is given in the Church porch):
  • UHT Milk Cartons, Sponge Pudding Tinned meats, vegetables, Deodorants  and Shampoo (male & female) Packets of dried pasta , Toilet Rolls Jam, Marmalade or Curd.
As the response to the St Leonard's Hospice Massive Jumble Sale demonstrated, we are a generous village - please help us continue to help others through our Food Bank.  Thank you.