Guidance for coming to a church service please wear a face covering New guidance from the government and C. of E. strongly advises the use of face coverings. This need not be a mask – it could be a scarf or bandana. There are certain recognized exceptions, e.g. children under 11, and people with disabilities which would make it impossible for them. Remember masks should be handled with care. And the most important precautions are still FREQUENT HAND WASHING AND SOCIAL DISTANCING (2 YARDS APART). Please consider if this is OK for you – those with any health issues should still be staying away from others Some very committed members will feel the time is not right for them Please come to ONE of the five Masses – so we don’t all come at once
Social Distancing Guidelines
2m social distancing to be maintained at all times
Masks not obligatory – up to you
Use hand gel on arrival & departure, & before Communion
Sit only on marked benches (couples/households can sit together)
If children come they must sit with carers for the whole service
No singing, no raised voices – silence in church is best
No collection plate to be passed round (offertory bucket at the back) or a link to the On-line Giving App will be provided
Approach one by one for Communion, standing (not using rails)
Communion will be in one kind (wafer) only
Chat after service outside (still keeping 2m apart)
Very Limited Toilet facilities will be available
Worship with joy in our hearts and pray for those who can’t come
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR THIS WEEK
Sunday 29th November (1st Sunday of Advent) Mark 13.24-end
Monday 30th November Matthew 4 18-22
Tuesday 1st December Luke 10.21-24
Wednesday 2nd December Matthew 15.29-37
Thursday 3rd December Matthew 7.21, 24-27
Friday 4th December Matthew 9.27-31
Saturday 5th December Matthew 9.35 -10.1,6-8
Sunday 29th November
give us grace to cast away the works of darkness
and to put on the armour of light,
now in the time of this mortal life,
in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility;
that on the last day,
when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge the living and the dead,
we may rise to the life immortal;
through him who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen
Guidance for coming to church for individual prayer
The church doors will remain open at set times so that people can come in for individual quiet prayer.
There is plenty of space in church so that we don’t need to restrict the numbers coming in at any time.
The 2m rule must be strictly observed – which will best be achieved by people sitting in different parts of the church, nowhere near each other. Any chatting must take place outside and well away from the door – and still socially distanced, of course.
Remember the garden is a lovely space to use, as well as the inside of the church.
We will provide single-use prayer sheets for those who would like them, and it will be possible to light a candle.
Remember to bring your Bible or prayer book or rosary, if it would help to use these. (Church hymn & prayer books will not be available, sorry!)
For a copy of the Eucharist used during the service Click here