Vision of Gleneagles Anglican Church

‘Connecting’

Connecting with Jesus, connecting with each other, connecting with the community                          (John 15:4)

Please click on the link to view the Vision Booklet.

In Person Services 

We have weekly In Person services at Redwell Primary School starting at 10.30 am on Sunday mornings. The services are live-streamed to YouTube and added to Facebook later in the day.

They can be accessed by clicking on the following links or copying them into your internet browser address line:

https://www.facebook.com/Gleneagles-Anglican-Church-Wellingborough-295051323963640/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH2ajsMBC7RLkWjTmRvj38g

Over the Summer there will be creche facilities and a table of activities for primary aged children but from September there will be separate groups for Under 18s.

 

Updated Guidance about Sunday Services

Given the announcement to end legal restrictions and after talking it through with the Church Wardens, we recommend the following:

-We can now sing but please consider wearing masks when we are singing.

-Sanitise hands as we enter the building

-We no longer need to book in for a service but the QR code will remain at the front desk and we ask you to tick by your name so we can identify who has been in the building for test and trace

-We will continue using just one toilet

Set up:  

-We will use all the available space as much as possible to create space.  Chairs will be placed together as they were prior to the pandemic but we will leave 2m between rows.  There will also be signs available for those who would appreciate it, which you can place on a chair next to you, indicating you would prefer no-one to sit right next to you.

-As there are no under 18s groups over the summer, we will set up a creche area and a children’s activity table in the Hall.  Equipment and toys can now be shared between children but it might be advisable to sanitise your child’s hands before and after use.

Refreshments:

We hope to restart refreshments very soon.

Prayer together on Zoom 

Join us for Prayer Together at 11.00 am on Tuesday mornings. It is so important for us to come together to pray.

To participate, you can either join Dawn at the Vicarage or on Zoom. A link will be provided by email to church members close to the meeting start time. If you cannot join us please send your prayer requests or prayer suggestions to Revd Dawn Airey on:

vicar@gleneaglesanglicanchurch.co.uk

Safeguarding Guidelines for online meetings

Please click on this link to the new guidelines

is Our Responsibility

Safeguarding is a priority at Gleneagles church. We have adopted government and Church of England guidelines on the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and good working practice, including safer recruitment of volunteers and paid workers.

For details of how to contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer and other resources click here.

Action to be taken in the event of a potential issue

  1. If there is concern that a child or vulnerable adult is at risk of harm, inform the Parish Safeguarding Officer or Incumbent who will take advice from the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA) or Local Authority Social Care. If the incumbent is implicated, inform the DSA.
  2. If there is concern that a child or vulnerable adult has been harmed, immediately inform the Parish Safeguarding Officer or Assistant or Incumbent or DSA and agree who will make the referral to Local Authority Social Care team.  If no-one is available, contact the Local Authority Social Care Team or Police directly.

Important contacts:

Vicar - Dawn Airey (01933 673324) vicar@gleneaglesanglicanchurch.co.uk

Parish Safeguarding Officer - Alex Benoy (01933 222002)

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser - Beverly Huff, 01733 887027 bev.huff@peterborough-diocese.org.uk

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser - Samantha Jackson, 01733 887027 samantha.jackson@peterborough-diocese.org.uk

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP

The Bereavement and Loss Support Group are hoping to start meeting again in the near future. In the meantime, please feel free to join our Bereavement and Loss Facebook Group: search for "Wellingborough Bereavement And Loss Support Group."

Additionally, you are, of course, welcome to contact the Vicar on:

vicar@gleneaglesanglicanchurch.co.uk

Telephone 01933 673324

Future plans - Message from the Vicar

Dawn Airey - The Vicar

All Saints Church, Great Harrowden

In late 2020 I felt the Lord speak to me through Paul's storm journey in Acts 27.  Paul was imprisoned on a boat when a terrifying storm threatened to destroy the boat and everyone on it.  In the middle of the sea, with no land in sight, suddenly in the distance they saw new lands.  They didn't know what or who was there but there were definitely new lands to head towards offering fresh hope.

As a church, in January 2021 we started asking, ‘Lord help us see the new lands beyond the storm of this pandemic and then reveal what you want to be constructed there for your kingdom purposes.’

As the last 6 months have passed by it feels as though the Lord has given us some clarity about the 'new lands' in at least two significant ways:

i)Firstly, at the beginning of yet another lockdown it was a really good opportunity to seek fresh vision for how this part of the Body of Christ in Gleneagles Church can join with God in building His kingdom, as we emerge from this storm.  The Vision is now complete with the strategy being a working document.  The Vision booklet is available by clicking on the link in the Vision section below.

ii) Secondly, prior to the pandemic Gleneagles Anglican Church had a long held vision to build a new church and community centre on the land opposite the Ock 'n' Dough.  The money required for this has not materialised.

However, at the end of May 2021 we were invited to consider extending our parish by including all that is within the neighbouring parish of Great Harrowden (Glenvale Park, Redhill Grange and the hamlet of Great Harrowden).   This also included the parish church building at Great Harrowden on the A509, All Saints.

We are delighted to accept this offer to extend God's mission in this way!

The parish church needs some re-ordering and so our Sunday services will remain at Redwell Primary School until later in 2022.  (We still have the land opposite the Ock 'n' Dough and over the coming months we will need to make a decision about that).

These two things combined have given us much to be excited about and a clear sense of God's heart and purpose as we look forward to the next chapter in the life of this church.

Jackie Brooks Cheesman

Prayer for the week

from Jackie, our Church Evangelist.  (Updated 24/09/2021)

Please pray for

Everyone who is living on the island of La Palma, those being evacuated from the path of the volcano and the emergency services; may God keep them safe from harm

Some wisdom from Scripture:

Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.       Romans 5:3-4

 

God bless and protect you

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