COVID-19

Our church buildings in Knighton, Lindridge, Stockton and Pensax remain generally closed for the time being.

Rev Ted and the PCCs across 4RIVERS CHURCHES are working through a plan for opening some church buildings for public worship on Sundays. The latest information can be found on the 4RIVERS CHURCHES website.

You are welcome to join our online worship, details of which can be found here.

The situation may change at any time, so please keep checking back for the latest information.

All our church buildings can accommodate funeral services, subject to strict COVID-19 regulations in force at the time. If you have any questions about funerals, weddings or baptisms please contact Rev Ted on 01299 890 100 or by e-mail at office@4rivers.church.

Last updated: 25-Sep-2020


Decisions about whether to open a church (or not) are made by Rev Ted and the PCC after a thorough risk assessment has been made and sustainable plans are in place to ensure the safety of everyone.

The Diocese has the following page with the latest advice and resources for parishes during the pandemic: www.cofe-worcester.org.uk/news/coronavirus-updates/coronavirus-advice.php

It contains a link to to the guidance provided by the Church of England which you can also find here: www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches
 

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Our worship of God and our care for each other continues but cannot be done in all of our buildings at the moment.

Rev Ted and our churchwardens can be contacted
at the Church Office:
01299 890 100
office@4rivers.church

We pray each day for our communities.
If there is something specific you would like us to pray for,
please let us know, using the following email address:
prayer.requests@4rivers.church
 

Keep checking back here for further updates and links to useful information.
Last updated 25-September-2020

Click here for some useful resources for Prayer, Study and Reflection

Click here for useful resources for Children and Family Activities


Need a prescription? The Tenbury Pharmacy Prescription Collection Group can help.


Local council help and advice

Worcestershire County Council‘s Here2Help website contains a lot of useful information and help.

Malvern Hills District Council have this page containing information on getting financial and other help.

Lindridge Parish Council has issued the following notice (click to enlarge):

Pensax Parish Council has issued a similar statement, please contact the Clerk Sue Burrows on 01299 832 722 if you require assistance.

The Stockton-on-Teme community is also getting together to support its residents: As described in the April edition of Temespan, please contact Sally Webb at sallyawebb@gmail.com or by message to 07749 046 530.

You can also contact the NHS Volunteer Responders run by the Royal Voluntary Service.


If you are worrying about money, these organisations can help:

Citizens Advice
Their national website – lots of information as well as contact details.
The local Worcester office website has their contact information including a text-for-call-back number and e-mail address.
The local Kidderminster office website has their contact information and a webchat.

The Money Advice Service, run by the government, has links to accredited organisations that offer free debt advice.

And these two websites offer helpful and impartial advice and information on what financial support is available: Paul Lewis Money and Martin Lewis’s MoneySavingExpert.


The current situation can be a scary time for children, and a difficult thing for parents and carers to explain. The Children’s Commissioner for England has produced a helpful guide.

ROBert explains the coronavirus. Children are asking about Coronavirus, this video uses PLAYMOBIL to help explain in a way that children can understand what is happening right now, what we can all do to ease the situation, and why it so important to avoid contact with other children and adults.

Everybody Worries, a picture book for children who are worried about Coronavirus, by Jon Burgerman, published by Oxford University Press.


Worcestershire County Council have this page with tips on looking after yourself whilst staying at home.


Please note the following warning about scams, from Trading Standards – further information is available from www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk

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