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Safeguarding: due to different working practices at this time and my misunderstanding of what was expected, those of you who have completed a DBS application recently, may receive a telephone call from Emma Cawsey from the Safeguarding Team in Clifton Diocese. She is a lovely woman trying to help us move forward. Thank you for your kindness and patience to her. (Trish Widley - 01934 823113)
I have now been furloughed by the Diocese. This means although I am still employed I am not allowed to work, so I will not be in the office to take or respond to telephone calls or messages, I will not be able to respond to emails or send out a newsletter. The websites are still available and Fr Bede and Fr Anselm will keep them updated via Alan in Wells and Martin in Cheddar. Should you have an emergency please contact the Fathers direct, their contact details are on the first page of the newsletter. (Charlotte)
Cheddar Valley Food Bank: Many people are suffering hardship through loss of livelihoods due to the Coronavirus, and more and more demands are being made on Food Banks. It is possible to make direct cash donations - information on how to do this can be found on their website. Alternatively, you can send a cheque made payable to Cheddar Valley Food Bank addressed to Cheddar Valley Food Bank, Cheddar Valley Community Church, The Oasis, Tweentown, Cheddar BS27 3JB. If you are a tax payer and wish your donation to be Gift Aided, please endorse the back of the cheque with 'I declare that I am a UK taxpayer' adding your signature and date.
Pay-Pal: Many thanks to those who have used the yellow button on the website to make donations to Parish funds. These will reach the account this week. (Bob)
MISSIO: The Holy Father has established an emergency fund to come to the aid of those people and communities who are being tragically impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. He has asked each one of us to contribute what we can to help the Church overseas, through MISSIO. Mill Hill Missionaries are working in Coronavirus hotspots across the world. They are on the frontline, giving pastoral, spiritual and material support to those in greatest need. "Lockdown in a sprawling slum with no sanitation, no running water and no money must be close to hell on Earth". If you are able to donate, please make your cheque payable to MISSIO COVID-19 Appeal and send it to MISSIO, Freepost Plus RTKE-XAZJ-ULUA, COVID-19 Response, 23 Eccleston Square, LONDON SW1V 1NU. Many thanks. (Jeannette)