Month: January 2021

Coronavirus in 2021

It’s been a long time since we’ve had a moment to update our website, for which huge apologies! In coming weeks we hope to update some of our photos, and add more news stories. While it may appear as though we’ve been asleep during the past year in fact the opposite is the case, and we’ve lots to share with you!

But for now, an important update about Coronavirus and our villages in January 2021

Church life continues, but much of it is online, by phone or letters/booklets distributed through your doors. We have made the important, though tough, decision to suspend worship in our church buildings as of 4th January. This is because we felt it wasn’t possible to be able to assure you that it was sufficiently safe.
So worship has moved back to Zoom on Sundays, at 10.30am and again at 6pm.
Monday to Saturday we offer prayers for the community and the world. The daily prayers are recorded as an audio clip and can be received from us by email on our dedicated mailing list.
On a Tuesday morning, you can join us on Zoom for Morning Prayer at 9.15am.

As Lent is fast approaching, we have made the decision to host our annual Lent course online this year. This will also be accessible via Zoom, and we will produce a set of ‘scripts’ for those who cannot join us online. In addition during Lent we will upload a daily reflection to our YouTube channel which you will be able to find at your own convenience.

Our churches do remain open for individual, private prayer every Wednesday between 1pm and 4pm and every Sunday between 9am and 12noon. If you decide to make use of this opportunity, please ensure you wear a mask, use hand sanitiser as you enter and leave the church, sign in (or use our NHS Track & Trace QR codes) keep a 2m distance from others, and only sit in the readily identifiable seats inside. And of course, if you have symptoms of Coronavirus, or have been told to isolate, please do not come to the church.

If you’d like to know more, sign up for our daily prayers, our weekly notices, or to join any of our zoom worship, please contact the church office. The easiest way to do that from here, is to use our contact page.

Take care, and we hope to see you soon!