We are pleased to confirm that, during the current lockdown period, places of worship may continue to open for communal worship.
We therefore plan to continue with Sunday Worship (usually Morning Prayer) at 10.00am each Sunday. We look forward to welcoming you.
Strict social distancing must be observed and face coverings worn.
Sproatley PCC would like to thank all those who so generously supported our recent Gift Day appeal. The amount raised to date is £886.11, which has gone to the St Swithin's general fund. This will cover our contribution to clergy costs for one month, plus electricity charges for approximately six weeks, so thank you for your help in keeping our church open. Sadly there will be no Christmas Fair this year, due to Covid-19 restrictions. We are looking at alternative fund-raising options. Thanks again for your continued support.
Weekly prayer vigil re Covid-19
Members of the four churches across the Benefice of Hedon, Paull, Preston and Sproatley have been taking part in a weekly prayer vigil each Wednesday in recent weeks. Each participant commits to praying, in their own home, at a given time for 45 minutes (may reduce to 30 minutes as more take part), about the current situation; we pray for those who are ill from the virus, the bereaved, those who are finding the enforced isolation particularly difficult, those who are suffering financially, and of course, giving thanks for all of our key workers who risk their own lives in carrying out their daily work, and all volunteers who are helping out in all sorts of ways. And of course, we pray for God’s mercy and compassion to bring this situation to an end, acknowledging our failures and shortcomings as we do so. There are some helpful prayers on the Church of England website, but you can make your own; God loves us to talk to Him! Those who take part are finding this a very helpful thing to do. If you would like to join in please contact Rev Dr Sue Pulko at S.H.Pulko@emeritus.hull.ac.uk
We also light a candle and place in our windows for an hour or so each Sunday evening at 7.00pm as a sign of God’s light; you might like to join in this too.