As promised the wardens will be trying to keep everyone up-dated on the situation via e-News, as well as arranging an interview from time to time as part of our service.
Now that Clive has left – and we’re already feeling the loss – much of our efforts have been placed in organising the services over the next few weeks. These will be led by lay members of the All Saints’ family. This would undoubtedly have been something of a challenge in pre-Covid times, but doubly so today, having to organise hybrid services. The requirements in people and technology are so much higher. However, we do want to continue in this way, at least until it’s possible for us all to meet in person again. Please bear with us if things are not quite as smoothly run as before whilst we learn!
We have also been working on the various documents we are required to complete in order for the vacancy to be advertised. We will go through these with our Archdeacon at the next Council meeting at the end of April.
Now that the parsonage is empty we want to move ahead with some of the repairs and renovations that are needed after 18 years of occupancy. The fabric team, led by Mike Bowley have already assessed what is needed and we will be getting quotes for the major work. Other work – such as painting, cleaning, gardening etc. can be done by ourselves. Please contact Mike Bowley or one of the wardens if you are able to help.
Finally, as has been mentioned previously, Tim Barlow will act as locum from May 23rd. Ideally we would like him here in person. This is a bit more complex than it might be as result of both Covid and Brexit so we are making every effort into looking into the best ways to proceed.
Please pray for us as we work through this and, in particular, this week for for Maxine, Claire and Xavier who are finalising the Chaplaincy Profile, one of the key documents we need to prepare, and that we will succeed in getting Tim here in person already in May.
A reminder of some important contact details and information.
PASTORAL COVER – Rev. Ken Kvistad will offer emergency Pastoral Cover starting from Monday 5th April. Ken can be contacted by phone (079 318 27 99) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
ALL SAINTS CONTACTS – For questions related to All Saints, please contact either the Church Wardens (Mike Stead (0798699440, email@example.com) | Vanessa Jefferiss-Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org)) or the Church Administrator, Louise Bowley (email@example.com)).
A recording of Sunday’s Service will be available from Monday. Louise Bowley, our Church Administrator, will send out an email with the link.
You are welcome to join us via Zoom. For Neuchâtel members, please contact Ann or Ken by sending us an email to receive details:
For more news about All Saints, please click http://www.allsaints.ch/news/.
Louise Bowley (Church Administrator)
All Saints’ Church
Avenue de la Prairie, 40
Office tel: +41 (0) 21 922 94 57
Mondays and Tuesdays 09h00 to 13h00
Fridays 09h00 to 17h00
Please note: Louise Bowley is currently working from home
Please scroll down to read news of Clive’s farewell service at St Peter’s!