2020 Virtual Christmas Tree Festival
Our 2020 Virtual Christmas Tree Festival starts on Thursday 26 November and we have a whole website dedicated to everything that’s taking place.
Click the image above or visit www.christmastreefestival.co.uk to find out more.
Open for worship and open daily
As of 28th November, we will be able to meet again for collective worship on Sundays at 9.30am. The same restrictions and protocols will be in place as before the second lockdown and will continue throughout the Christmas period. Service times will be as follows for December:
Sunday 6th December 9.30am Holy Communion
Sunday 13th December 9.30am Holy Communion
Sunday 20th December 9.30am Holy Communion
Christmas Eve – Thursday 24th December- Holy Communion 7.30pm
Christmas Day- Friday 25th December- Holy Communion 9.30am
It is possible there will be another service on 20th December in the afternoon for children, the details of which have yet to be determined. Please check the website and the Church Facebook page nearer the time
Online worship via our podcast will continue daily except on Saturdays.
The church will remain open daily for individual prayer between approximately 9.30am and 3.00pm. For this, access is through the side door by the High Altar on the south side not the usual entrance. The prayer area is in the chancel on chairs specifically spaced and it is not be possible to go into the nave. Copies of a short prayer meditation guide are available for anyone to use providing they take it home with them as we cannot have pieces of paper being left for others to use. Hand sanitiser is available for use as you enter and leave.
One essential requirement for a “Covid safe” venue, which is essentially how the church building is classified, is adequate ventilation. This means keeping the Chancel door ajar so please don’t close it. A warm coat and maybe a scarf is recommended as the temperatures begin to fall.
We will continue to pray for our town community in the weeks ahead as we have done throughout the period of lockdown. If you have any specific prayer requests you may always phone me on 01328 862268 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Francis Mason Rector