Zoom is a great way to collectively raise spirits! It's a free software that allows people to see and talk to each other one-to-one or in groups over the internet. Rosamund and Bob from SH recently used Zoom to celebrate their son's 25th birthday by simultaneously connecting with family in Leeds, London, Singapore, Tanzania and Suffolk. Apart from catching up on how each family group was coping with the lock-down rules in their respective countries, we each selected a favourite song which we sang in unison. It turned out to be a perfect tonic.
The Campsea Ashe Neighbourhood Response Team (NRT) numbers 30 volunteers happy to step forward for anyone in need should there be no family, friends or neighbours available to help. It is also comforting to hear of at least one WhatsApp group that is linking close neighbours for sharing small errands; and further afield, others are responding, each in their own way, to these troubled times. Here is a link to The Alde and Ore Estuary Trust's most recently published newsletter:
Many in self-isolation or working from home are using Zoom to go about their daily work.
If you would like to learn how to use Zoom to contact friends and family, especially in time for Easter, Bob Webb at the Station House, is very happy to advise and instruct anyone over the phone. Please call him on 07856 810828. All you need is a computer and an internet connection. If you have a laptop but very poor internet connection, give Bob a call to arrange an appointment at the Station House. We have arranged the Easterling Room to comply with social distancing and entry into the building and the room remains hands-free! Please note that the Station House will be open on Good Friday and Easter Monday, but closed on Easter Sunday.
The benefice is using a website to post daily prayers and ideas on how to keep Holy Week special, and Rev'd Canon Graham Hedger will be using Zoom to cast the Easter Sunday service. Details are as follows:
Each day a daily prayer will be posted on http://www/hachestonchurch.onesuffolk.net/services
In addition to daily prayer a mediation will be posted on the Hacheston Church website for the evening of Maundy Thursday.
Although we can’t have a Good Friday devotional service, a series of mediations will be posted on the Hacheston Church website http://www/hachestonchurch.onesuffolk.net/services
Daily prayers will be on http://www/hachestonchurch.onesuffolk.net/services
Easter Day 9.30am
The special service for Easter will be on http://www/hachestonchurch.onesuffolk.net/services
Join in live via Zoom at 9.30. Contact Graham Hedger by Saturday 11th to get the link. email@example.com