At its’ meeting in February, the PCC gave consideration to when it would be wise and safe to re-start worship in the church building. As lockdown is gradually eased over the next few weeks, and with the progress of the vaccination programme, all being well, we are planning for a phased return, beginning with a 9am Holy Communion Service on Sunday, March 14th and March 21st (with a fairly small number in attendance) and re-starting the 10.30am Holy Communion Service from Sunday, 28th March, Palm Sunday.
With the continued need to socially distance, there will be a similar limit on numbers able to attend services as there was at the 10.30am service in Autumn. With this in mind, we’ll be planning for Holy Week and Easter Day in a way that enables as many people as possible to attend one service in the church that week. We’ll let you know in due course how we’ll be organizing that. We will, of course, continue to make the 10.30am Service available to watch online.
The Thursday morning Holy Communion Service will resume on March 25th. We plan for Morning Prayer on Mondays (and possibly Private Prayer) to resume after Easter, on Monday, 12th April. As the All Around the Altar service would fall on Easter Day this year and is also in the school holidays, we shan’t be holding this service in April.
If you would like to attend the 9am Holy Communion Service either on March 14th or March 21st, please let Andrea know (email@example.com or Tel: 01634 566849). This will be arranged on a first-come first-served basis, with the aim of enabling a different group of people to attend on each of these Sundays. We will, of course, take into account those who receive the newsletter by post, who will therefore receive this information a few days later than those to whom it’s been e-mailed.
(on behalf of the PCC)