CORONAVIRUS Update 27th March 2020
Following the latest Government instructions, it is with regret we have now had to close the Church altogether, until further notice.
Updates will continue to be posted here and on the St Mary's and Messy Church Facebook pages. Please share as widely as possible.
However, it means we cannot keep the Church open for private prayer at all.
All regular events in the Church Hall have also been cancelled until further notice.
There is a group of volunteers available to help provide support with shopping or dog walking, fetching medication etc for anyone struggling to cope by themselves. Please contact Rev'd David Gill on 771033 or message via the Facebook pages for more information or to request some help.
The Church News will still be available as usual via the Church News page on this website or can be requested to be sent to you by email via email@example.com
We hope you stay self and well and that you may know the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ at this difficult time.
On the right are some links to some prayers related to the Coronavirus and to an act of Spiritual Communion.
The following information from the Bishop of Exeter's office might be of interest.
Worship and Prayer
Although public worship has been suspended, the worship of God has not been suspended. Our strong suggestion is that clergy, readers and lay leaders of worship should stick to the normal pattern of visits to churches on Sunday at the usual times. They should offer worship alone and invite members of the congregation to pray at the same time at home.
If you are looking for a form of prayer to use at home, you may choose the Church of England Daily Prayer App or access it via the Church of England website. We also have various links and resources for worship and prayer at home.
Worship on the Diocesan Website
We all need to think creatively and imaginatively about sustaining the life of prayer in our communities during this crisis. Each day at 11am, there will be a short video reflection entitled ‘Pause and Pray’ posted on social media and the website. Over the coming weeks, we will also be posting acts of worship for Sundays, the Maundy Thursday Chrism Eucharist, Good Friday and Easter Day. You will be able to view them from 10am on our YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter Channels and they will be uploaded to the Diocese of Exeter website at www.exeter.anglican.org
You might like to have a look at worship from St Matthias on North Hill, Plymouth, who are live streaming their worship at 10am each Sunday and you can follow this live at www.stm.online.church or at any other time on YouTube by searching for St Matts Plymouth
This is is the new name for our All Age Services that are held on the 3rd Sunday each month at 10am.
The next one is due to be held on Sunday 19th April 2020, subject to latest guidance about Coronavirus.
Come and meet Jack and Jill, our friendly puppets who help us explore and understand the story of the day.
Annual Parochial Church Meeting
This year's APCM, due to be held on Friday 3rd April 2020 in St Mary's Church Hall, has been postponed until later in the year. The current Churchwardens and PCC members will continue in post for the time being.
Our Parish Safeguarding Policy for St. Mary's can be found here.
Data Protection Update and Information
Your data and information will be kept secure and private. It will not be passed on to any third party unless it is necessary for Safeguarding/Child Protection or a medical emergency in which case it will be passed to the appropriate authorities. We will take steps to ensure that all personal data we hold is kept secure at all times by all those who hold them. The information we hold will be kept up to date and can be checked by you at any time by contacting the Revd. Preb. David Gill, or the PCC Secretary, Colin Stockman.
Under the GDPR you have;
1. The right to be informed that your data and information is
2. The right to access your data
3. The right to update and correct your data
4. The right to erase your data
5. The right to restrict your data being processed
6. The right to data portability
7. The right to object
8. Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.
Click here to see our General Data Protection Regulation Policy
Click here to see our General Data Protection Regulation Privacy Notice
** Praise Service - Due at 6pm Sunday 12th April 2020 - Easter Day - at The Church of The Holy Spirit, Southway. All are welcome. (Subject to latest information about Coronavirus)
** Together @ Ten - All Age Praise Service - 10am Sunday 19th April 2020. (Subject to latest information about Coronavirus)
** Messy Church - 4pm on Saturday 11th April 2020 at The church of The Holy Spirit, Southway. (Subject to latest information about Coronavirus)
See our Church Events page for more details.
Help us fundraise for St. Mary's when you shop online
Register with www.easyfundraising.org.uk and choose to support St. Mary's Church by typing 'Tamerton Church' when you follow the 'Support a Good Cause' link. Select St. Mary's Church and then each time you shop online just visit the Easyfundraising website first and you can then link directly to the retailer of your choice or search for a product and, when you have completed your purchase, money will be automatically credited to St Mary's at no extra cost to yourself. We currently have 23 people supporting us in this way and we have raised £401.40 so far. Thanks for your support!
We have now been hosting Messy Church for over 6 years and they have all been a great success.
Our next ‘Messy Church’ is due to be held on Saturday 11th April 2020, Easter weekend, at The Church of The Holy Spirit, Southway, between 4pm and 6pm. (Subject to guidance about Coronavirus)
Messy Church involves craft fun for families and will finish with a meal together. All ages are welcome.