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ST TUDY METHODIST CHURCH
Hello everyone. We hope you are keeping well and safe. We are open again and holding services. It has been difficult to plan in advance, so please keep a watch for notices. We have an informal service led by Brian Parkman on 30th May at 11.00am. Then we hope to continue with services on alternate weeks throughout June. Please watch out for details as services are planned.
However, if we can be of help in any way, please contact Rev. Linda Barriball on 01840 779339 or Sophie Doyle (Lay Pastor) on 01566 781572.
For Youth Club information, please contact Rebecca Jago on 07807 342523.
Chapel contact, Jane Bamford on 01208 850942
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It’s mental health awareness week as I type this letter to you. We, of course, need these weeks because historically it’s been under-treated and people felt embarrassed to talk about it and or very isolated and alone because it was never spoken about. We’d never have felt that way if we had broken a leg, yet 1 in 4 of us will suffer poor mental health in any given year.
The church is no different and shamefully has been silent over so many years when the bible is full of cries to God in those very situations. In the Old Testament book of 1 Kings, Elijah is so low he asks God to take his life. God responds by sending him some company, giving him food, suggesting he rests and then sends him on a walk. So similar to what we see reflected in today’s guidance with the NHS 5 steps to mental well-being. It’s obviously not a complete answer and I don’t want to be overly simplistic with what anyone may be dealing with. However, the same is true today as God uses us to provide each other company, rather than needing to solve our friends problems we can provide eachother with company. Or perhaps cooking a meal or baking a cake for someone we know in need. You could also take some time out in nature with a friend. Let’s keep checking in on one another as we make the steps out of lockdown.
Our chapel is opening fortnightly at the moment (keep an eye on our notice board for up-to-date information) and we’d love you to join us at 11am.
If you’d like a socially distant walk or a coffee it would be great to get to know the people of the village, you can find me at the end of the phone 01566 781572 for any small or big talks- if you are ever feeling worried, alone or just in need of a chat.
With love, SOPHIE ST TUDY METHODIST CHAPELS
(This, and much more news, is in the current magazine)