COVID-19 including HOW TO VOLUNTEER

Advice for Churches

Our church buildings will open for public worship and private prayer from Sunday 4th April 2021.

The church is still working and praying, please find resources to help you at home on this page.

The latest advice for churches can be viewed by following this link:  www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches

Services and Resources

Sunday Eucharist services for the Plympton Team Ministry are being streamed on Zoom. Please email: plymptonteamministry@gmail.com for the code and password each week.

The Church of England has many resources including: Today’s Prayer, Daily Prayer including listening to Prayer during the Day and Night Prayer, Link to the Time to Pray App and special prayers, intercessions and liturgy for COVID-19, all available by following this link: /www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/church-online

The weekly notices are not currently being printed but can be found on the Weekly Newsletter page of the website

Safeguarding

Guidance from the Diocese of Exeter regarding responding to concerns about vulnerable adults can be found here: http://www.exeter.anglican.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Responding-Guidance-During-Covid19-Isolation-20200323.pdf

Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults information, and the Plympton Team Ministry community response can be found here: Safeguarding community contacts list

Plympton Team Ministry Community Foodbank

Please see our dedicated Foodbank page for further information

Volunteering

If you would like to volunteer to assist with the Plympton Foodbank, please click the Volunteering in Plympton link. These are both co-ordinated by the Plympton Team Ministry. Within the link you can also find out how to volunteer for the ‘Support a Neighbour’ scheme run by the Health and Social Care team. Volunteering in Plympton

If you would like to help as a church steward or cleaner, please click this link.  Volunteering forms – Cleaning and Steward July 2020 v2

Risk assessment

The Risk Assessment for opening the church can be found by clicking here: Opening Church Buildings (Private prayer public worship life services) (Issue 2)

Covid-19 Test and Trace

In line with Government guidance, we are asking everyone who attends St Mary’s church to register their name and contact telephone number in case it is requested by NHS Test and Trace. Our Covid-19 Privacy Notice can be read here: Covid 19 Test and Trace Privacy Notice v1