1 AUGUST 2020
Re-opening our buildings
We are really pleased to be able to say that we plan to begin a Communion service at All Saints’ at 8am on Sunday 16th August. This will transfer to St Michael’s when the work on the windows is complete, and the building ready for worship.
All Saints’ is our smallest church which means that numbers will be strictly limited and you will have to book in advance. If you are planning to attend and have an email address, you will be able to book directly online. We will open the booking system on Monday 10th August. Details of the online booking will be coming soon. You will also be able to book by contacting the parish office (email or voicemail).
When we move the service to St Michael’s, hopefully in early September, we will be able to accommodate more people. Depending on demand, we look at offering a Wednesday morning service too. Plans for St Nicolas are still being made.
Many of you have been understandably cautious about returning to church buildings for worship, but there are some people who do want to worship with others in the church buildings again, and we are concerned to provide something in person for those who are not able to access our online service. Thank you to everyone who has offered to act as stewards – there is still space for more volunteers on the team who will welcome people and help us to navigate a different way of worshiping together. Many people who formerly served as sides-people are in higher risk categories, so we are not expecting them to volunteer.
For the time being, our main services will continue to be livestreamed to Facebook on Sundays at 10am and 4pm .