SEE US IN A NEW LIGHT
Staying in touch
Lucy Cooke, the Cathedral’s Volunteer Coordinator, writes…
I hope you all managed to have as good a time as possible over the Easter Weekend. It was certainly a strange time! My family and I are usually heavily involved in various services at our church which, of course, was not the case this year. We did however decide to record an Easter Day sunrise service which we then posted on our church’s YouTube channel – the things you do?!
We recorded the service in our home but then used our daily allowed exercise to walk to the seafront and greet the sunrise. We are so lucky to live close enough to the sea to do this! Whatever you did over the Easter weekend, I hope it was enjoyable.
I do have some news to share with you regarding our current situation and moving forward. After careful consideration, the Cathedral has decided to furlough my post using the government job retention scheme for an initial period of 4 weeks (to be reviewed thereafter).
In practical terms, this means that I will not be around to work on Newcastle Cathedral Volunteering and therefore I won’t be able to keep in touch with you all for a while. It hasn’t been an easy decision to make but it does mean that when lockdown restrictions on us are lifted, I will be able to get straight back to work supporting our growing team of volunteers.
I very much hope that you will all manage to stay safe and well and that we will soon be back in the Cathedral – a building that means so much to us all.
Do continue to stay in contact with the Cathedral via social media and our website too, and if you haven’t done so already, please consider signing up to receive regular email updates from the Cathedral.
In the meantime, please continue to take care of yourselves and keep yourselves safe and well as best you can. I will be thinking of you all and very much looking forward to being back in touch as soon as possible.
With very best wishes,