Thank you so much to all those villagers who have offered help to vulnerable persons and those self isolating, the response has been fantastic. Our coordinator has been liaising with local surgeries and pharmacies to ensure that we are able to collect prescriptions when needed. We have an extensive list of volunteers but would still like more young people if you are available to help. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Following guidance from the Church of England, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all church meetings and services in the AMICA Benefice until further notice. This includes the Calverhall PCC meeting tonight, and our Mothering Sunday services this weekend, and we are very sorry for any sadness or disappointment this causes.
All of our Churchyards, and some of our Churches, will still be open daily for prayer and reflection, and we would encourage you to make use of them. We are also encouraging people to join us in praying wherever you are at 9am and 9pm each day.
I know that these are anxious times, but your church has been here to support you through plagues and famines, World Wars and Civil Wars and we will be here for you through this! Please be assured of our prayers for all our communities, and if there is anything (practical or spiritual) that we can help with please don’t hesitate to contact Rev’d Rich on (01630) 639576 or email@example.com.
At Pat Davies’ funeral yesterday I read these words which I think are very appropriate for us at the moment:
I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year:
“Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown”
And he replied:
“Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God,
That shall be better to you than light, and safer than a known way”
Yours in Christ, Rich
Rev’d. Rich Clarkson
Rector of the AMICA Benefice
(Adderley, Moreton Say, Ightfield, Calverhall and Ash)
The last few weeks have been a bit alarming for us all with high winds and floods to deal with and now Coronavirus. If you are concerned about your, or a relatives health, and you think you or your relative may be affected, please visit https://shropshire.gov.uk/coronavirus/ for up to date local information and what to do. There is a wealth of information on this link for the public, schools, businesses and social care.
Shropshire Council’s Community Reassurance Team is providing advice and support including working with local groups and organisations to offer help to vulnerable residents and access to the Food Hub. If you need support or know someone else who does, you can call the dedicated helpline: 0345 678 9028 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information : https://newsroom.shropshire.gov.uk/2020/04/coronavirus-vulnerable-residents-support/
Please look out for your friends and neighbours and let them know if you are willing to help them. Residents of Ash are concerned that anyone in our village who is affected may be isolated but we would like to think not forgotten. A number of thoughtful folk have offered assistance to those self –isolating to collect shopping, pick up prescriptions, post a parcel or even just take the dog for a walk. If you are struggling let us know and we will try and connect you to a willing helper.
We will not pass on personal details of anyone who contacts us unless you have given specific consent for us to do so. If you are contacting us on behalf of someone else, please make sure you have their consent before providing any personal details to us.
If you are happy to volunteer, please let us know; a name, contact details and a postcode would be helpful so that we can better connect our neighbours. We will not pass on your personal details without your consent and unless and until there is a person in need.
We urge everyone to take care of their own personal safety. Please don’t hand over cash, data or precious items unless you know and trust the person you are dealing with. In Ash we will do our best to help each other but Ash Villages cannot be responsible for mishaps or missing items.