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   Monkhill Chapel News Saturday 1st August    1 August, 2020
Good evening everyone,
Just to remind you that Dcn Mel (and husband Glynn) have vacated the Crindledyke Manse this week and moved on to Birmingham. The best wishes from Monkhill Chapel were expressed to her - we will all miss her in the Circuit. Dcn Mark Attwood and his wife will be moving in shortly. Mark will be the new Circuit Mission Enabler and it is hoped to be able to hold a welcome service for him, all being well, at the beginning of September.
I have had a call from Sylvia Hall this week as Revd Gilbert Hall is down to preach at Monkhill this Sunday on the June to August Plan (which was prepared prior to June but not in general circulation due to Covid-19 and the uncertainty about when services would re-start.) I explained to them that, like most Churches and Chapels in the Circuit, we are not ready, or feel able, to re-commence worship just yet. Please remember Gilbert in your prayers as he was very kindly willing to come and lead us in worship.
Kathleen and I still plan to have an informal, outside meeting of Chapel folk to enable us all to discuss future plans and ideas - watch this space! However, Harold and Kathleen have regretfully decided that their Open House event at the end of August will have to be put on hold until next year as things surrounding the virus are still not straightforward at the moment. What a shame, especially as they have been working so hard in the garden which is in tip-top condition! May they be blessed with the time and energy to keep up this standard for a further 12 months!!
Marion Proudfoot from Newtown Methodist Church phoned me about Knitted Hearts that have been produced by our Circuit for distribution to Churches and Chapels. (I mentioned those produced by Cockermouth Methodists last week). Kathleen and I have put together a list of suitable recipients known to us at Monkhill. If you know of anyone who has been affected by Covid-19 in any way, or during the lockdown process, who you think would appreciate a knitted heart, please let me know by lunch-time tomorrow and I'll add them to our list, if they're not already on. I have to reply to Marion tomorrow.
Marion also told me that Kathleen Brough from Port Carlisle (and Solway Chapel) has recently lost her husband who was in hospital for an unrelated condition and contracted coronavirus. (Kathleen is a relative of Marion's husband Alan.) Unfortunately, we didn't know about this at Monkhill but have now informed David Newlove. Please remember Kathleen in your prayers: she has worked so hard for Solway Chapel in recent years.
Finally, taken from NCMC Facebook page; A quick plea - to anyone not on the internet, you can dial up to the phone line (01228 588208) & listen to Sunday's service. No one has to miss out on worship!
God bless,
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