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Updates from Revd Canon Miriam 16th July 2020 Dear Friends It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Martin Harris died peacefully at home on Tuesday evening. Martin has been an active member of All Saints for many, many years, and for the last three years he has been our churchwarden. He was the sort of person who could turn his hand to anything that needed doing, from welcoming bishops into the church to putting him hands down drains to unblock them, from standing ‘upfront’ to make announcements in church to washing up in the kitchen, Martin was always ready and eager to do what needed to be done. His ability to get alongside people regardless of who they were or where they were from meant that he had many friends, so he always knew someone who we could call on if we needed expert advice or work whether it be valuations from antique dealers or a cost effective junk removers. Martin’s cheery smile and warm welcome to everyone entering church on Sunday mornings will be hugely missed but the greatest loss to us is that of a man of deep and enduring faith and a very dear friend. May he rest in peace, and rise in glory. Please keep Anne and his family in your thoughts and prayers. I mentioned the webinar conference - last week "How to be missional during the time of Covid 19? The role of connection and invitation" which will be led by Michael Harvey. Those of you who tuned into our Sunday service last week will have heard him speak a little about what these webinars will be about. Please can I encourage all of you who have access to a computer, iPad or iPhone to join in on Monday 20th July at 12 noon or Wednesday 22nd July at 7.45pm, (you do not need to do both). This is a really crucial time for us to reach out to our local community as many people are searching for some meaning to life with all that is happening with Covid 19. It is also crucial for us as a church moving in forward and growing spiritually and numerically. Standing still is not an option if we are to remain active and relevant here in Croxley Green. The details for logging on with be sent in a separate email. If you are reading this on Facebook and would like to engage in the webinars please contact me at This Sunday our church will be open for public worship. There will be a service of Holy Communion at 9.45am. Due to the ongoing risk of Covid 19 there are a number of precautions and restrictions that we have to adhere to, as a result our service will be different in some ways. Entry into and out of the church will be monitored to ensure that social distancing is maintained, you will also need to give your name and contact details on entry so that we are able to get in touch in the event of a worshipper being diagnosed with coronavirus. Please ensure you arrive in good time to enable these checks to be made so that we are able to start the service promptly. If it is raining, entry to church will be through the front door of the hall. Social distancing is a key factor in church and therefore chairs will be set out to meet the requirement of maintaining a distance of 2 metres between people. Arrangements will be in place to enable those who are in the same social bubble to sit together. There will be no singing but we will still have music and hymns as part of the service. There will also be some changes in how communion is given. You are very welcome to join us for our services but please bear in mind the ongoing government guidance especially if you fall into the vulnerable people category or if you have symptoms such as a new cough, high temperature or sudden loss of smell and taste. It is essential that we protect ourselves and each other so please act responsibly and do not put yourself or others at risk. It is not too late to send a birthday card to Margaret Hobbs who will be 100 years old on Sunday, cards can wither be sent directly to Croxley House or delivered to The Vicarage and I will drop them off on Sunday. With my love and prayers Miriam