INFO & RESOURCES
Whilst our regular services and activities are suspended to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we offer here some information and resources to help us all stay safe and connected.
LATEST INFO ABOUT COVID-19
You can find the latest information and advice from the NHS here.
For info from our local health centre see here.
And here is their latest statement.
See the BBC's step-by-step guide to slowing the spread of the virus here.
There is a special helpline for enquiries of any kind - poster here.
For those who normally attend Ansell Centre sessions - see this.
And for patients of Hadleigh, Boxford or Bildeston surgeries - see here.
A PRAYER FROM THE GENERAL SECRETARIAT OF THE URC
In the midst of a storm,
You said, ‘Peace be still.’
Bid our anxious fears subside,
Sustain your church in faith, hope and love,
Bring our nation through this tumult,
Grant wisdom to those with heavy responsibilities,
And healing and hope to those who are infected.
SERVICES BROADCAST FROM THE URC
Each Sunday the URC will be broadcasting a service at 10am.
You can connect with this via the Daily Devotions website here.
HADLEIGH URC WORSHIP
Although we're not able to gather together to worship at Great Meeting, we are continuing to worship 'together' via our socially distant Sunday worship page, where there are also worship materials for Junior Church as well.
We are keen to ensure that all those who are vulnerable receive both practical and social support.
If you - or those you know from church - need some shopping done for them or would just appreciate a friendly phone call, then please contact Bryn (details below) or Claire (822850). We also encourage you to make use of Care for our Community (see below).
OTHER RESOURCES FOR STAYING CONNECTED
People in Hadleigh have formed a group called Care for our Community, which covers all sectors of Hadleigh. If you live in the town, you'll probably have received a card through the door offering help. If you'd like to find out more, get help or lend a hand then visit the website.
Here's a lovely idea called Chase the Rainbow: colour or paint a rainbow so that when kids are out for a walk they can spot it in people's windows. Facebook page.
Churches Together in Britain and Ireland called everyone to a time of prayer at 7pm on Sunday 22 March, symbolised by lighting a candle and putting it in your window. We're suggesting to carry this on and do it at 7pm each day.
At a time like this, foodbanks need our support more than ever.
At present our food collections for FIND can't be taken to Ipswich. But you can support them by giving online via this link.
To support Hadleigh Foodbank, you can put items in the trolley in Morrisons. Or you can also donate financially via PayPal (to the account firstname.lastname@example.org) or through the fundraising portal.