Madron Parish Church

Service Times: 11:00am Family Service (1st Sunday of the month), Holy Communion (2nd and 4th Sundays), Morning Worship (3rd Sunday) and Mattins (trad) (5th Sunday) and 6.00pm Evening Prayer (trad).

We also have a FACEBOOK page for Madron, Heamoor and Gulval churches.

NEW Prayer Support Group starting 5th Jan 2022 at 9.30am in St Thomas’ Church. All welcome. For any queries or information, please contact Liz Woodworth or Helen Crofts.

Child-friendly Services

Family Service at 11am on the first Sunday of the month, plus particularly child-friendly occasions to be found on the relevant web page (see Services). We have an area on the north side with soft toys, colouring books and other books

Our safe-guarding officer is Ann Jenkin on 01736 364283.

** Giving to the church. If you wish to donate to our church, the link to our giving page is:

https://givealittle.co/campaigns/c5d159f0-5130-43fd-a01e-8b8bcf0e9beb

Opening Times:  The church is usually open on Friday mornings between 10:00am and 12:00pm. From July to September we are also open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons between 2:00pm and 4:00pm.

General enquiries can be made to Madge Christopher on 01736 363562 or madgechristopher@sky.com or to our curate, Jo Thomas on 07779 785962 or josophiet@aol.com or our churchwarden Caroline Somers caroline.somers312@btinternet.com

Parking is available on ‘Madron Green’, a tarmaced area west of the churchyard and main (north) entrance. Hard by the lychgate, there is a gate that gives level and step-free access for wheelchairs, buggies etc via the south porch. As this is only open for services, a gravel path takes visitors around to the north door, which is our main entrance, and only entrance during the week. Using this path is better than walking along a busy minor road.

Hall Booking

We have a hall in Heamoor, attached to St Thomas Church, which is available for regular bookings at only £10 per session. Ring or email Caroline ( 01736 369123 or caroline.somers312@btinternet.com) to make an appointment to look at what’s on offer by way of toilets and kitchen facilities.

Social events can be seen on the Events page

Building and other Projects              August 2021

We  have had no further progress on getting the large east window repaired – it seems that buildings in a worse condition have been getting the grants, which is only fair.

We are now converting our bio- loo into a conventional toilet. It was good for our green credentials , but with heavy use at social functions and weddings, it was awful to clear up the overflow ! 

3D Tour of Madron Parish Church

 

Risk assessment   Madron & Heamoor churches      Updated 16/12/21

1) Face masks are to be worn before entering the church, during the service and on leaving. The exceptions are (a) the service leader or lesson reader (b) under 11s (c) those with breathing difficulties (d) those who may be distressed

2) Arrival. Be careful to arrive at a social distance through the main door, where you can sanitise and collect your service papers inside on the table. Do not bunch around the door or the table. 

3) Hand sanitiser will be on the table at the back. Please use on entry and do not touch anything unnecessarily except your pew.

4) Services will take place in zones – 11am in the main body of the church ONLY and 6pm (Madron) in the choir stalls.

5) Sit at 2 metres from the next worshipper, in any direction, unless you live together. A maximum of six can arrive, sit or leave together. This determines the capacity of the church, which we estimate to be around 55 (Madron), 40 (Heamoor) The families involved in Weddings and Baptism should be made aware of these numbers as should Funeral Directors when a funeral is arranged. If a Funeral or Wedding congregation is expected to exceed these numbers the person officiating at these should contact the Churchwarden or PCC Secretary on a case-by-case basis; a separate risk assessment should be prepared for each event that exceeds the numbers. At Christmas services where numbers may be at or above maximum numbers the congregation should be directed to “safe” seating by sidesmen.

6) Both doors will be open for ventilation – unless it is really cold or wet – no touching of door handles, please

7) Hymn books and service sheets will be given out upon arrival.

8) No collection bags will be passed around, a plate at the back to be brought up during the service. At the carol service and midnight communion a retiring collection will be in place.

9) Singing is allowed but it is strongly recommended that masks should be worn. The exceptions are (a) under 11s (b) those with breathing difficulties (c) those who may be distressed

10) There is no passing the peace or other physical contact between those present

11) The toilets will not be available (C of E guidelines are to keep toilets open, but the cleaning and other instructions are so involved, it’s best to leave it for now).

12) For track and trace purposes attendees’ names (& contact details) will be recorded

13) Communion is by wafer only. A one-way system to receive will be in place. No queues. At Christmas midnight communion a sideman or other person should direct communicants to the rail in order to avoid queues.

14) Coffee may be served (St Thomas) at the discretion of the worship leader.

Andy Freeman on behalf of Madron PCC 16/12/21.