Yatton Moor Team Ministry
Yatton Moor Team Ministry



Welcome ...

... to the Yatton Moor Team Ministry. We are a friendly, lively team, each of our five village churches different in character, but all offering a warm welcome, whether you are new to the area or are already part of the community. We are situated in North Somerset, 12 miles South West of Bristol, England.

Yatton Moor Team Ministry is a Training Parish within the Diocese of Bath and Wells, and has responsibility for the five churches within it, covering local villages:

  • St Barnabas, Claverham
  • Holy Trinity, Cleeve
  • St John the Evangelist, Kenn
  • All Saints', Kingston Seymour
  • St Mary the Virgin, Yatton


Fri: 3rd April 2020

Holy Week and Easter 5th-12th April


In the Christian church, Holy Week is a time when we remember the journey of Jesus towards his crucifixion and then on to his resurrection. As we travel through it, we encounter emotions of confusion, anxiety, fear, pain, guilt, anger, uncertainty, death, helplessness, hope and joy. At this particular time people are feeling many of these emotions.

This year we are having to keep Holy Week and Easter in a very different way as it is not possible to gather together and we have not been able to have the traditional procession of palm crosses that usually starts Holy Week. However, at St. Mary's Church a bare wooden will stand by the gates of the church which reminds us of the depth of God's love for us.

If you are passing the church as part of your daily walk you may care to pause for a moment by the cross, but please do not touch it and please observe the required social distancing at all times.

If you are passing the cross on Easter Day as part of your daily walk, you may like to place a flower in the wire on the cross so that the bare cross is transformed into a visible symbol of hope. Please observe the required social distancing at all times.

John 1 verse 5: The light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not overcome it.


 

As well as our regular services and special events, there is a lot going on in our churches, from music to bellringing, from youth groups to craft groups, and regular involvement in the wider village communities.

There are plenty of opportunities to get involved, but if you would rather just come and worship or join in any of our events, you are equally most welcome.



full list..

Upcoming Diary Events

WhenTimeWhat
Sat 2nd May00:00Yatton & Winscombe Chorale Concert - POSTPONED
Mon 31st Dec00:00All church services, groups and organised social gatherings are cancelled until further notice




YATTON MOOR TEAM MINISTRY

All enquiries for Weddings and Baptisms should be made to the Team Office (01934 832184) There is an answerphone at all times.
Email: office@yattonchurches.org
Please provide a contact phone number so that the information can be passed to one of the clergy who will then make contact.







a parish prayer chain has been set up for Cleeve with Claverham for those directly affected by the virus :
Contact Janet Angle - janetangle@btinternet.com - for Claverham
Contact Nickie Fidgin - nickiefidgin@googlemail.com - for Cleeve

DATA PRIVACY NOTICE

Our Data Privacy Notice can be found under "General - Downloads" ==> Data Privacy


A Message from Revd Tim Scott

Lent, Holy Week and Easter.

Dear Friends,

This will be a very different Holy Week and Easter for all of us, but we can still journey through it in our own homes.There are many online resources but if you want to start somewhere I suggest:

Church of England
Join Us Service Daily Prayer

It has been really heartening to see the way in which people in the church and community are pulling together at such anxious, uncertain and unknown times. We are having to dig deep into the resources of our faith which can encourage and resource us at a time such as this. Whilst we are not able to attend public worship together we can continue to pray for each other, the communities we seek to serve and those working on our behalf.

We have some downloadable files on this website:

Specifically for Holy week and Easter there is a resource A Lockdown Easter according to the Gospel of Matthew. It gives a passage of scripture, something to think about, something to do and a prayer for each day of Holy Week and up to Easter Day.

You will also find there a resource for Spiritual Communion that some may find helpful.

and finally Worship at Home giving two simple acts of daily worship for those who are isolated, housebound or unable to attend church.


For those who want audio and visual input but may be feeling overloaded with all the on-line links (or not able to easily access them):

BBC 1 and BBC 2 have a range of religious programmes.
On Radio:4: Good Friday 3-3.30p.m. Meditation.
On Radio:4: Easter Day 8.10-9.00a.m. Easter Day Worship.
On Radio 3: Easter Day Choral Evensong 3-4.00p.m.

We journey together as a community of faith... pray for one another. And I pray that in your own way you will each know the presence and peace of the crucified and risen Christ in your hearts. The presence of the risen Christ may be hard to recognise this year but Christ is Risen. He is Risen indeed. Alleluia!

With prayers and best wishes to you all,
Tim


SAFEGUARDING

If you have information about a safeguarding situation where a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires immediate medical attention call the emergency services on 999. Do not delay.

If you have any concerns regarding any Safeguarding issues, please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor on 01749 685135 or visit their website: Diocesan Safeguarding

Parish Safeguarding Officers:
Sue Thomas and Rachel Kew


USEFUL DOWNLOADS

Please use the "General" tab above and select "Downloads/Reports"
Then scroll down to General Documentation/Files to access the following:-
Worship at Home
A Lockdown Easter according to St Matthew
Spiritual Communion


Yatton Music Society Concerts - CANCELLED

at St Mary's Church, Yatton

on Saturday 25th April

& Saturday 16th May





Past Clergy

Previous members of our clergy team