Community

Community

St Gregory's is fully involved in community initiatives in Marnhull

Participation in our village life

Community & COVID 19 Pandemic

In order to support the community, especially the vulnerable and those who must self-isolate, Marnhull Care and St Gregory’s are working with the initiative to for the Marnhull Village Helpline which will provide a listening ear, signposting and links to volunteers who can help with dog walking, shopping and so on.

The Church of England has provided advice on a number of aspects of how church life can continue during the lockdown, this can be found www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches

The church supports the Gillingham Food Bank gillingham.foodbank.org.uk especially needed in these times.  

St Gregory’s are not able to run our usual Church Fête on 31st August, due to COVID-19 regulations, but instead are going On Safari!  Many of the usual fête attractions will be spread around the village, complemented by tea parties held in a number of gardens.  If you would like to hear more.

Those you find attending services at St Gregory’s are, naturally, a part of the local community, and you will find them supporting, and participating, in many of our splendid village clubs, associations and activities. 

We are pleased to have shared with the other churches in Marnhull in setting up a scheme for welcoming new residents to the village, offering fellowship through a monthly lunch club, and providing lifts for those who need them to keep appointments etc. Originally Marnhull Church Care, this is now ‘owned’ by the community as a whole, is called Marnhull Village Care, and can be found through the following link :marnhull-village-care

Started by the Church too, and now expanded to provide a forum for the whole community, is the Marnhull Messenger, a monthly publication readily available in the churches and village shops in its printed edition, and at www.marnhullmessenger.org.uk in its online form.

St Gregory’s has a Facebook Page where Revd Gaenor posts thoughts and news for the week, www.facebook.com/stgregschurch.  This web site provides information about the various activities and clubs in the village.  Information on the village can also be found on the parish council web site marnhull-pc.org.uk

The Salisbury Diocese is linked with Sudan and St Gregory’s is kept up to date with their news, you can find out more on the web page here

St Gregory’s, through its clergy is always ready to respond to requests for a visit by those who are elderly or infirm or who for any other reason would like to see a representative from the Church. (Please see Home Page for details or click on the link)