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National Lockdown & Vaccination News

The PCC of St Columba have taken the decision to suspend all face to face worship for the time being. Sunday services are available via Zoom. Please email iain.lothian@stcolumbacrosspool.org.uk if you need the log in details (these are the same each week).

We believe at this critical time, if we can reduce the risk in any way it helps the common good, so we have now prioritised St. Columba as a vaccination centre and will have all services and activities at Stephen Hill when it becomes possible.

The church office is still operating as a community hub: 0114 2670006

Message from Tom McAnea, lead clinician for the vaccination programme at St. Columba

We delivered another 3 days of vaccinating at St Columba’s at the end of last week. The batch of Pfizer was for 1170 vaccines in total (195 vials with 6 doses per vial) and over the 3 days 1167 appointments were filled of which 24 did not attend. 1143 patients attended and received a vaccine. In addition, 2 staff members at Moorville and 1 from Alexander Court were vaccinated as well as extra patients from Crookes, MRS, Broomhill and Stannington. A number of GPs and admin staff received their second dose. No vaccine doses were wasted over the 3 days. The 3 days were another example of safe and efficient work by the whole team of vaccinators, administrators and volunteers. It was bitterly cold throughout and I want to thank everyone for their hard work and persistence in difficult working conditions to ensure our patients are protected. As ever, patient feedback was very positive. As of this evening, after a total of 15 days at St Columba’s we have vaccinated approximately 7500 patients from across the 6 practices. This is an incredible achievement. It represents close to 25% of the adult population of all 6 practices. To be clear, your work will prevent patients being admitted to hospital, or to intensive care units and potentially dying from covid-19 infection. It has been a privilege and inspiring to see you work – the co-operation, humour, sense of camaraderie and general determination to get the job done remind me of what the NHS can be when it is at its best. Thank you. Remember that over 113,000 of our fellow citizens have died in this pandemic. We have one of the highest mortality rates in the world. As a nation we have not done well. Yet your work in the vaccination programme has been a model of professionalism and teamwork that is humbling to watch. The collaboration with the wonderful team of volunteers from the local community and colleagues from the city council has been key to our success. The challenge continues and we return next Saturday 20th for a clinic to deliver 400 AZ vaccines. This is followed with a further 3 days of vaccinating from Wednesday 24th-Friday 26th February to deliver 1170 Pfizer doses. Thanks again for all that you do, it is literally saving lives. Tom

Giving

If you normally give to church by envelope or via the plate on a Sunday, and would like to continue to give while the church building is closed, please consider setting up a standing order or making a one-off donation via your bank, either online or by telephone. The account details for St. Columba’s account are as follows:

Church of St Columba || S/C 05-08-18 || A/C  33146413 || Yorkshire Bank

 
 

We are just round the corner from the Crosspool shops, and here to welcome all who come through our doors, whether for a church service, for Lunch Club, a keep fit class or one of the many other activities that take place in our building.


As a community we endeavour to:

  • be an inclusive church which celebrates human diversity and welcomes all.
  • create a space where people can grow in their faith, can question and discover the sacred in life through openness, struggle, laughter, prayer and worship.
  • support one another through mutual care and hospitality.
  • be alert to the needs of our local community and the wider world, having a commitment to be in solidarity with those who are marginalised and isolated.
  • celebrate life in all its fullness and cherish creation.

We don’t manage it all the time, so when we stumble and fall, we pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and try again.

Click here to read our latest news sheet: Notice Sheet 21st February

As members of St Columba’s Church we are concerned with the wholeness of each individual within God’s purpose for everyone. We seek to safeguard all members of the church community. It is the responsibility of each one of us to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from physical, emotional, spiritual and sexual abuse and from neglect. If you would like to speak to someone about any aspect of St Columba’s Church safeguarding policies, or you have any concerns, in the first instance, please contact our Safeguarding Officer, Dora Deane, email dora.deane@gmail.com

To read our Safeguarding Children Policy, please email admin@stcolumbacrosspool.org.uk 

To read our Safeguarding Adults Policy, please email admin@stcolumbacrosspool.org.uk 

 

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News

  • National Lockdown & Vaccination News

    5th January, 2021

    The PCC of St Columba have taken the decision to suspend all face to face worship for the time being. Sunday services are available via Zoom. Please email iain.lothian@stcolumbacrosspool.org.uk if you need the log in details (these are the same each week).

    We believe at this critical time, if we can reduce the risk in any way it helps the common good.

    On a more positive note St Columba’s Church will be used as a vaccination hub on the 9th, 10th and 11th January for those invited to attend by the Crosspool surgeries.

  • Happy New Year

    4th January, 2021

    We want to let you know of changes to some arrangements, which are due to the evolving situation regarding Covid vaccinations starting at St Columba’s next week.

    It is wonderful that our churches can serve the community in this way, and you may be aware that
    Brenda Nelson and a small team of us has been working with the GP Practices to facilitate the
    necessary strategy. Of course, the rapidly changing situation has caused much extra work and the
    task is a huge undertaking.

    So, in practical terms, the following events will be happening over the next week….

    Wednesday 6th January 10am Morning Prayer at Stephen Hill

    Thursday 7th January 10am Private Prayer at Stephen Hill

    Sunday 10th January 10.30 Morning Worship at Stephen Hill

    Please email admin@stcolumbacrosspool.org.uk if you do not have the Zoom log in information.

    We also feel it important to emphasise the need to stay safe and not to feel any sense of duty to
    attend church; there are concerns arising from spread of infection and icy conditions and we should
    try to be responsible and help protect our friends in the hospitals and the emergency services. If you
    are intending to attend the Sunday Services, please let Brenda Nelson know on 07835455562 or at
    bj.nelson@btopenworld.com

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