Service patterns remain tentative so keep checking our communication channels for updates. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding as we continue to experiment and review.
We are presently offering four Sunday services:
We need your help to manage spatially-distanced bubbles at these services – to guarantee a space, please let us know which you intend to attend: there is a Doodle poll accessible from our circular email; to subscribe, please contact email@example.com
What can I expect on the day?
Relay into school hall
Demand outstrips supply at the 9.30am service. We aim to stay united in worship as, from September 20th, we will be increasing the number of bubbles who can attend from 33 to 51 by means of a TV relay from church onto the big screen in the adjacent school hall. Places will be allocated on a rotating alphabetical basis: if bookings on the Doodle poll exceed the 33 bubbles that we can fit into church, a segment of the alphabet will be seated in the hall. This segment will change week by week so that we are fair to everybody. Some people will not be in school because they have a role to play that can only be done in church (e.g. singing, reading, serving). Also, if you have issues with hearing, sight, mobility, etc., which might significantly impede your ability to access the service in the school hall, do please discuss with the clergy or wardens.
Communion will come through to the hall from church, including gluten-free for those who wish.
Managing the present requirements means that we need more stewarding: could you give some time to this, especially while other areas of church life (e.g. coffee and chalice assistance) remain dormant? Please get in touch with Sue Dyson with offers of help.
Ad hoc items continue to be loaded onto our Youtube channel. Following the end of the formal shielding period at the beginning of August, we are no longer issuing regular Sunday services online. If you choose to remain at home at this time, we encourage you to access online worship from the Cathedral or other local providers.
Morning Prayer (9.00-9.30am) continues by Zoom. To obtain the Zoom code, please subscribe to our regular email via firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesdays – 10.30am Holy Communion (St Michael’s)