April 2020 Our Church Buildings may be closed but all Churches in Stamford are very much alive and sharing God’s love during this time of crisis.
We hope that these short information sheets can provide links to key areas for those seeking support along with letting you know how you can join us this Easter or on Sundays. You are all very welcome!
All Saints’ and St John’s, Stamford - stamfordallsaints.org.uk Readings and prayers can be accessed via the website. Rev'd David Bond's Sunday sermons and Meditations for Holy Week are also on the website under Resources.
St Peter and St Paul, Great Casterton— Service details are available from Revd. Don McGarrigle on 01780 811343 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Christ Church, Stamford All service content can be accessed from the Facebook Page. Live streamed Sunday Services at 10am. There will be short reflective services posted on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.
St George's Church, Stamford - stgeorgeschurch.net/about/whats-on-2 Services livestreamed each Sunday at 10.30am & 11.30am and on Wednesday at 7.30pm. Services and daily messages will available via YouTube Additional services will be held on Maundy Thursday 7.30pm and Good Friday 10.30am (All Age) and 2pm. Daily reflections and children’s resources are available on the website.
St Mary and St Augustine - Online masses and services can be found on the church newsletter. It includes Sunday Mass by Bishop Patrick McKinney in his chapel each Sunday at 10am on YouTube.
St Mary’s and St Martin’s Stamfordbenefice.com
Stamford Free Church - Stamfordfreechurch.co.uk. See website for telephone support and sermons. Stamford Methodist Church stamfordmethodistchurch.org.uk/ Facebook:
Stamford Methodist Church, Lincolnshire - stamfordmethodistchurch.org.uk/ Facebook Stamford Methodist Church, Lincolcnshire Daily at 7pm: Rev Andy Fyall posts "Evening Prayer" on YouTube (search for Andy Fyall) Good Friday at 11am: "Good Friday reflection" Each Sunday Morning at 10:30am: "Worship from home" livestream on Facebook, subsequently on YouTube
Stamford United Reformed Church - stamfordurc.org.uk/welcome - Online service sheet and audio recording on the website. If you cannot access the service sheet and would like a copy call Peter Stevenson on 07972 790483.
Stamford Endowed Schools' Chapel - Virtual service from the chaplain at 11am using this link.
Evergreen Care Trust Crisis Cash Co-operative
Evergreen Care Trust has established a Crisis Cash Cooperative. The “bank” will operate from the Ballroom at the Stamford Arts Centre Tuesday and Thursday from 9am – midday.
Evergreen and supportive partners have made available a cash fund for anyone who is selfisolating and has a volunteer or neighbour who can collect interest free cash loans for essential shopping once a week on their behalf.
To Register for the scheme please contact Evergreen or ask for a form from your Evergreen volunteer, Crisis Volunteer, Support Our Stamford Volunteer or local Church leader.
Persons registered for the scheme are billed at the end of the month & can re pay any loan sum by cheque or bank transfer. In the event that they do not have these facilities, they can ‘settle their account’ at the end of the crisis & self-isolating period.
For individuals there is £30 per week available and for couples £50.
The Foodbank can provide a minimum of three days’ emergency food and support to people in crisis. Food banks work with frontline professionals to identify people in need and issue them with a food bank voucher. These include local agencies such as children’s centres, housing associations, advice charities and mental health teams, who are best placed to assess need.
Once a person is referred, they can bring the voucher to their nearest food bank centre, where it can be exchanged for a parcel containing a minimum of three days’ nutritionally balanced food. Food banks are designed to provide short-term, emergency support with food during a crisis. Their aim is to relieve the immediate pressure of the crisis by providing food, while also providing additional support to help people resolve the crises that they face.
If you or anyone you are supporting needs a Foodbank Voucher please call 07928 820247 to access an voucher code. Opening times: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1pm-3pm.
Second Helpings, Stamford, aims to reduce food waste by using food gifted from local sources that would otherwise go to landfill. Both our café and shop are run by volunteers on a Pay-as-you -Feel basis, serving the needs of local people from all walks of life regardless of the ability to pay. The Bunker has now moved to the Methodist Church Hall and is co-ordinating opening times with Foodbank opening times, where possible. They are also producing frozen ready meals for distribution. See http://www.secondhelpings.org.uk/ for opening times.
Christians Against Poverty (CAP) - Debt Counselling and Support https://capuk.org/ or call