REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY 8 NOVEMBER
Our service this year will start with an Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial. Please gather at 10.45am for a 10.50 start.
The Act of Remembrance will be followed by our parish service in All Saints. Please let us know whether you wish to attend this service so that we can manage numbers. Thankyou. GP.
If you anticipate joining us, please advise Ian Dixon on 01435 813363 or by email to email@example.com
It is apparent, and understandable, that there are a number of sets of keys for both churches in existence. However, we do not seem to have a central register of keyholders, so if you hold a set or sets, would you be kind enough to advise Ian Dixon either by email or telephone. Could you advise whether you simply have a door key or whether you also have a safe key/ vestry key. This is an effort to tighten up on security and to keep our insurers happy!
RETURNING TO CHURCH
Church Opening during the week – Revised 19/7/2020
We are pleased that we are able to welcome you to our churches for individual prayer/ meditation or just a quiet time of reflection.
Following a review in the light of the re-opening of church for Sunday services, we have revised the arrangements and the following arrangements will apply as from the week commencing 19 July 2020
All Saints will be open on Monday and Friday each week from approximately 9am until 5pm and on First and Third Sundays from approx.. 11.30am to 5pm (to allow for streamed services)
St Bartholomew’s – unfortunately St Bart’s will not be open for private prayer after 26 August.
We continue to organise suitable cleaning programmes. These arrangements will continue to be kept under review and amended as and when circumstances permit. For your protection and to comply with guidelines we have drawn up a procedure as detailed below and we should be grateful if you could follow this.
We shall continue to celebrate communion at our 8.00am services at both churches, alternately, as hitherto and our 10.00am services will be as advertised, again at alternate churches.
Naturally, all appropriate precautions will be taken to keep everyone safe and these are summarised below.
Please also note that we plan to continue “live streaming” each service so, if you are attending and would not wish to be “in view” please advise the churchwardens before the service so that this can be accommodated.
For those attending the service:
- You will be asked to use the sanitizer at the church upon arrival and upon leaving.
- You will also be asked to observe the 2 metre “social distancing” requirements and to sit in the pews where a label has been added to assist with this process.
- “Households” may sit together, but please respect others need to maintain a suitable distance. We believe that common sense will prevail.
- Please allow time for everyone to get into church (as we need to start our services promptly when live streaming), whilst maintaining the social distancing.
- When leaving, please also recognise the need to maintain suitable distances.
- Communion will only be offered in the first kind, that is, by taking a wafer; we shall not be taking wine from the Chalice. The process for communion will be explained by the celebrant when we shall be operating a “one way” system for approaching and returning from the altar.
We trust that our arrangements will be relatively easy to follow and enable us to gather as a body of the church once more without placing anyone in danger.
We shall continue to refine our plans as the weeks go by in the light of further guidance.
Our Parish Retreat
A retreat day on our theme ‘The Body of Christ’, will now be held on Saturday 10 October 2020 at Patmos, Monastery of the Visitation, Foxhunt Green, Waldron, TN21 0RX. We’ve plenty of time but please let Judith know if you would like to attend. Please contact her by email firstname.lastname@example.org