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Welcome to our website, which shows our Sunday Services & other key events and activities taking place at
 
All Saints' Church Longstanton
July 2020

Church Re-opening
Message from Revd Dr Simon Gill

I'm pleased to say our churches are re-opening for Sunday worship soon. Please see below for further details. There are quite a number of new rules we need to follow to keep each other safe. Online services and recordings sent by post will continue as before at the moment.

How we conduct our services safely - please read carefully as we are having to change quite a few of the normal ways we operate. The Covid restrictions in place mean we still have to socially distance in church, which means 2 metres if possible.

The virus is known to spread much more easily indoors than outside and close social contact is the key cause, so to keep each other safe we will as much as possible go back to the traditional way of being church for the time being - inside the building we keep quiet and pray as we gather and leave, all social interaction please to be outside the building (at a safe distance).

Until the government eases restrictions further, we are not allowed to serve refreshments or greet each other with physical contact. As the services are short, we are planning to keep the toilets closed, to minimise contact with surfaces, handles, etc. Where we easily can, we will use digital projection for our services to minimise the handling of booklets (Longstanton and Willingham).

Otherwise we will place service sheets in the pews at spacing that is safe to use. At the end of the service, please leave these sheets where they are in the pews - please don't bring them to the back. If you have one, please bring your own Bible to church and take it home again with you. Ideally an NIV translation. I have several Gideon's Bibles to give away if you need one. Please don't travel to a neighbouring village to go to church.

Much though I would normally encourage this, it is likely to mean we will have numbers too large to safely distance if we do this. Services will still be online as normal. Despite all the restrictions - I look forward to being back in church soon.

Note:
For the moment the church is open each day between 9:30am and 6:00pm for individual private prayer. We are asked to ensure that when entering and leaving the church building, we use the hand sanitizers to wash our hands as well as respect the current social distancing rules.

2 July 2020

Click on this link to have a look around All Saints' Church

Special Notice
To help ensure that we are all able to communicate with each other as well as others within our community, the
Friends of All Saints Church Longstanton
 is using its website as an additional means of
‘informing' as well as ‘keeping in touch'.

If during this period of continued uncertainty you or someone you know locally needs help, guidance, advice or just a chat you can find details about how this can be done on the
Friends' website [Keeping in touch with you!].

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Coronavirus Outbreak
Due to the coronavirus outbreak we have had to make a number of changes in relation to our Church services and community activities.
Please see 'Diary Dates' and 'Simon's messages' for details of these ongoing changes.

Pause for Thought!
There are no pluses that can be attributed to the current outbreak of the coronavirus, but on Easter Sunday morning at about 8:00am the sound of birds and wildlife around the church was clearly audible.
Such sounds of nature allow us to pause for just a few moments to reflect on those less fortunate than ourselves.
 
It brings into sharp focus the hurt, suffering, heartache and devastation that this outbreak of the coronavirus has had on so many lives in so many different ways.

Click on this link and spend a few moments watching and listening.

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Click here for events/activities

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Window All Saints

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Front entrance to All Saints

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Over 800 years of Worship...

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All Saints Church Longstanton

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RAF 7 Squadron Assoc Window of Rememberance

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All Saints Church .... A resting place