We are open once again and have enough capacity to fit everyone in who wishes to come.
On Thursdays between 9am-12pm the building will be open for private prayer.
We are delighted to invite you to join us once more as we gather together for communal worship, from Sunday 5 July at 10am, in our building. At the same time we are very aware that not everyone will be able to join us at this time physically, for various different reasons, and so we will continue to offer worship online as well; we will need to show understanding towards each other as everyone has to make their own decision on what is right at the moment.
Our worship will be different from usual as we will be following Government guidelines on social distancing, to help avoid a second spike in infections. The full details of what to expect are below, but key elements include:
– keeping a 2m distance and using the hand sanitizer provided
– no singing
– we will be able to receive communion in one kind (the bread)
– we have been asked to keep the service as short as possible
The stewards on duty will be helping the congregation through the service- please do pay attention to their directions.
Although we are pleased to be opening once again, our first service on 5 July will have a subdued feel as we remember and mark the loss of the previous months. Only after having done this, on 12 July, will we move into joyful celebration for the resumption of our communal worship. As 12 July is also our Patronal Festival (John Keble Sunday) this note of joy is especially appropriate and we invite all who wish to join after the service in the church grounds (weather permitting) for a socially distanced picnic brunch.