Friday 12th February
Earlier this week we met as clergy and church wardens to review our current plans regarding church services. We recognised the encouraging news of falling Coronavirus case numbers in the local area, considered the wisdom of a careful and phased return, and acknowledged the restrictions and limitations which will likely be in place for some time to come.
In summary our pattern of services will be as follows:
- We will continue to live-stream a 9.15am service from the church building, without a congregation in February and into March.
- From Sunday 7th March we will resume our regular pattern of 8am Communion services. These will be our traditional said services from the Book of Common Prayer with communion in one kind, meeting fortnightly (1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays).
- We are hoping and planning towards a phased return of in-person services from Sunday 21st March and the staff team are thinking creatively about how to make Easter a special celebration.
- Our Service of Thanksgiving and Commemoration (planned for 21st March) has been delayed until Sunday 30th May at 10.30am, hopefully a time where more people will feel able to gather.
We will continue to monitor the local situation, national and church specific guidance with the goal of carefully returning to in-person worship. As part of this phased return there may be some activities that can resume sooner than others. Please be patient as we work through the practicalities of this approach and support the clergy and staff team as they continue to navigate the current restrictions.
With love in Him,
Katie Spensley and Laurence Trigwell