Welcome

A warm welcome to the parishes of Richmond with Hudswell and Downholme and Marske. 

Our churches are inclusive centres of community where all are welcome. In our worship, our fellowship, and our service to the wider community our vision is to be a people and a place where love works

Our website aims to help you find out what’s on, who we are and what we do. Please contact us if there is anything further you would like to know.

UPDATE

Advice from the Archbishops of York and Canterbury which our group of churches has adopted as of 23rd March 2020  - 

"The Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of England have urged everyone to follow the instructions given by the Prime Minister to stay in their homes in a national effort to limit the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

But they called on the Church to “continue to pray, to love, to care for the vulnerable”.

It means all Church of England churches will close with immediate effect in line with the Government’s instructions. There will also be no Church weddings or baptisms.

Funerals at the graveside or in crematoriums can still take place, but only in line with the Prime minister’s Statement.

In a joint statement the bishops said: “In the light of the Government’s measures, announced by the Prime Minister this evening, we urge everyone to follow the instructions given". 

Our group of churches are unable therefore to remain open for prayer and reflection or public worship services.  However, we have put together support networks and will continue to upload reflections and prayers via this website particularly on the Covid 19 Resources Page and on St Mary's Church Facebook page.  We will of course be praying in homes and houses throughout Richmond and Hudswell.

If you need help because you can’t go out, are self-isolating or ill and need help with shopping, getting a newspaper or would just like to talk to someone please phone (07394) 907924 or email covidsos@gmail.com If you are willing to join our volunteers, please email covidsos@gmail.com or telephone (07394) 907924. Leave a message with your phone number if no reply. Details will be kept securely and only held for the duration of the Covid epidemic and will not be used for any other purpose. This support is being provided by members of Richmond with Hudswell Parish Church.

The shape of worship is changing at the moment but the prayer and committment to being a people and a place where love works across our community does not.

Martin Fletcher

Rector

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