Welcome To St Mary’s Sullington
Supporting Our Community
St Mary’s Church, Sullington, has a long record of supporting the local community – both practically and financially. Through charitable donations we support local organisations including the Brownies and Family Support, and we also donate to local and national charities that support the needy and the more vulnerable within our community and society beyond.
Now, due to the toll the COVID-19 Virus is taking on our community, and via the Church PCC, the congregation have now decided to add financial support to their efforts to assist in supporting those who find themselves struggling – both now and as we eventually come out of the lock-down. All Funds raised by using the “DONATE” button below will be ear-marked to help those in need in our local community. We do not want to duplicate efforts or re-invent the wheel and will therefore be working with other local existing organisations in order to ensure that all your donations will be put to the best use and assistance distributed as widely as possible in the community.
If you would like – and are able – to assist us in supporting the needy and vulnerable in the community at this difficult time then please click on the ‘DONATE’ button below and you will be offered a number of ways of how you may donate.
We Continue To Be Church During Isolation.
A message from Revd. Sara-Jane
12 May 2020
We have lived through two months of isolation and social distancing and the future is uncertain. The guidance from our government as to the way forward is dependent on so many changeable factors, according to society’s behaviour, it appears unclear. But at this time we can take comfort in the fact that our God is unchangeable and completely reliable (James 1:17). We can be sure that all we need is provided by God for us, from the limitless store of his love (Philippians 4:19).
Some of us in our parish have experienced the Covid-19 virus first-hand, others are still waiting to get better, and there are some who are grieving the death of loved ones to this pandemic. There are so many people to pray for, but God never gets bored of hearing our petitions – keep praying and pass on your prayer requests if you would like the parishes to pray along with you. Contact details on the website.
Church services have moved from our buildings to YouTube and Zoom, and I am working on getting a telephone number as well, for people to hear a service… watch this space. Home groups, committee meetings and friend’s socials have moved from face-to-face to virtual formats too, and God is with us all in the Holy Spirit every time two or three meet together in his name (Matthew 18:20), even across the internet! The buildings are closed but The Church is alive and well in new and exciting forms.
All these resources and more are available by clicking the “Church Without Walls” button below.
I am so excited and proud at how the community has stepped up to the challenge of looking after one another; neighbours caring for the elderly and vulnerable; postal workers looking out for the lonely; and a rush of people to volunteer for local council Community Hubs. We have over 50 people assisting the Thakeham & Sullington Covid-19 Support Group. They are doing shopping for folk, delivering donated food supplies, collecting prescriptions, phoning and befriending the lonely and posting letters. More information on this website.
My prayer for you is that you keep well, keep positive and keep close to God who can be completely relied upon in these uncertain days. And keep in contact with us too!
Rev. Sara-Jane x
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