It has been wonderful to welcome guests back to Foxhill for our day retreats over the past weeks. Sadly, we have had to take some difficult decisions following the latest COVID restrictions.
It has been agreed, that regretfully, all residential activities must nowpause until 1 September 2021. The only exceptions are the planned diocesan residential events. Once the restrictions are lifted we will continue with day events. In addition, the woodlands and grounds at Foxhill will also remain closed until 1 September 2021.
These decisions have been taken with a heavy heart, but we feel that it is prudent considering the constantly changing guidelines.
Even when our doors are physically dosed, we still remain the house of prayer, study and mission for the Diocese of Chester. The Foxhill Prayer Hub, a group of people from around the diocese, are fervently praying for you, our country and the diocese. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any prayer requests.
For the past months we have used the Northumbria Blessing as a part of our daily prayers in the Chapel and this is truly our prayer as we look forward to welcoming you once again through our doors.
May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you, wherever He may send you. May He guide you through the wilderness, protect you through the storm. May He bring you home rejoicing at the wonders He has shown you. May He bring you home rejoicing once again into our doors.
Builders Ian and Pete have finished work on the new kitchen and fire escape.
The Ministry Team have set out the chairs to allow socially distanced worship in preparation for those who have booked in for Sunday worship. I’m not sure if they are just testing the seats or exhausted after their efforts!
Our 2020 Easter Candle was brought into church and lit for the first time at the start of today’s service of Holy Communion. The candle had arrived during lockdown, and there were no public services in St Oswald’s this Easter.
Due to the current restrictions/lockdown, we have made the decision to suspend the Thursday 10.30am Holy Communion Service. We shall continue with a Celebration of Holy Communion on Sundays at 10.30am. This will be reviewed on a regular basis.
Strict COVID-19 precautions will apply (face coverings, social distancing and providing names and contact telephone numbers)
For the required Track and Trace purposes and to ensure we have room for you, if you wish to attend on Sundays you will need to book week by week in advance please.
HOW TO BOOK IN ADVANCE: Please contact our volunteer box office staffer, Jackie Pengelly, making sure to speak clearly and leave a contact number if you leave an answerphone message: please phone 01625 572645 or mobile 07887 987082 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to make your booking for yourselves and any members of your household/bubble.
Because places are limited due to the required physical distancing between households/bubbles we ask you kindly to book in anytime from the immediate Monday leading up to the date you wish to attend. It is important that if by any chance, having already booked in, you then find you are no longer able to attend on a given date, please contact Jackie again to let her know your change of plan and she will then be able to contact anyone else on her waiting list for that service. Thank you!
If you would like to enquire about arranging Funerals Weddings Baptisms please contact us by phone 07895363038 or by using the contact form below
This is, of course, subject to any further restrictions that may be imposed during the COVID-19 emergency.
Please do let the Vicar or Churchwardens know if you are self-isolating, or if you are aware of someone else who might need us to keep in contact with them by phone for reassurance or to assist with shopping etc. Alternatively you can contact us using the form below. Thank you.