We’re coming back to worshipping together! Services will be in line with our risk assessments and church guidelines. In accordance with the Government guidelines those who are extremely clinical vulnerable can reduce the risk of catching the virus by maintaining strict social distancing and keep their overall social contacts at low levels.
Due to the lifting of restrictions there is no longer a need to book your seat to attend services. Congregational singing is back! However to protect others we are asking for the moment that you continue to wear a face mask and be aware of each other’s need for space.
Sunday Services at St Mary’s:- NO NEED TO BOOK!
During October there will be at least one service every Sunday involving the three churches. All services will adhere to Government and Church guidelines current at the time. We are no longer asking anyone to book a place but we do ask that face coverings be worn whilst in the building including during congregational singing which is now permitted.
3rd October – 10.30 am Harvest Service at St Mary’s (including a Harvest Ploughman’s lunch – please see separate invitation). NB This service begins at 10.30 am.
10th October – 10 am at Holy Communion at St Birinus
4 pm Forest Church in Tinneys Firs
17th October – 10 am Praise & Prayer at Woodfalls Methodist Church. 6 pm Evensong at St Mary’s.
24th October – 10 am Holy Communion at St Mary’s.
31st October – 10 am Praise & Prayer at St Birinus
Revd. Veronica Batchelor will continue to offer an OnLine service every Sunday during September which is uploaded to YouTube and the two Church websites on Sunday mornings –
Wednesday services at 10.45am at Woodfalls Methodist Church followed by lunch.
Although held at the Methodist Church this is very much an informal ecumenical service to which all are welcome. Further details on the Methodist Page.
6th October – led by Revd. Philip Luscombe
20th October – led by Revd. Richard Avery
ONLINE SERVICES: We are still united in God’s love by his Spirit and to help us in our shared worship we are continuing to offer services online, together with a weekly update which includes service details and prayer requests. Click the image below to watch the video of this week’s service and click here for the pew sheet.
Services at St Laurence’s Church, Downton can be found here.
If we can help in any way, or if you have any prayer requests, then please contact Rev Veronica Batchelor or one of the Churchwardens; click here for their contact details.