Suspending public worship

We have regretfully decided (with the unanimous agreement of the Church Councils’ Standing Committees) to suspend public worship in our two parishes between now and the beginning of Lent (that is the five Sundays 17th, 24th and 31st January and 7th and 14th...

Services as 2021 begins

As 2021 gets under way we will continue to release a fresh Sunday worship video each week, produced in partnership with West Lane Baptist Church. For those able and willing to get out, we will also continue to have Covid-safe restricted Sunday worship at each of our...

Here are our post-Christmas plans

Sunday 27 December: a simple Sunday service of Christmas reflections at each church (9.30 at St James’, 11.00 at St Michael’s and 3.30 at St Gabriel’s). The weekly on-line service was released a few days early to cover both Christmas and the Sunday after Christmas....

Joy and sorrow: Christmas Communion and Deborah Mullins

Here again are the Christmas Communion times, each designed to be Covid-safe with masks (please) and careful distancing. An on-line ‘Christmas Midnight Service’ video will be available here from Christmas Eve (our weekly Sunday on-line service released a few days...

Our Christmas Plan

We are able to hold a few services provided people wear masks, sit well apart (we have available seats marked out), and don’t hang around to chat or socialise afterwards. But we don’t plan to have a Carol Service (we can’t sing in church at the moment), mid-week...

Find a Carol to sing

The Christmas tree is up in front of the almshouses – but we can’t crowd together for the annual Carols around it. Instead nearby there are posters with eight stages of the Christmas story – each with a smartphone QR code for a carol. Two are on the main door of...

Yet more new plans: December in Tier 3

Our plans for December 2020 if we go into Tier 3 again 1. We will still provide a fresh Sunday Worship video each week in partnership with West Lane Baptist Church. This is accessible from the front page of our churches’ websites by a single click, and the audio of...

Advent possibilities

For those who would like to share in a Sunday evening ‘course’ for the four Sundays in Advent, we do plan to do this as usual in partnership with West Lane Baptist Church, and will do so by Zoom. It will be 6.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. each Sunday (beginning 29th November)....

We haven’t shut up shop!

We still provide a fresh Sunday Worship video each week in partnership with West Lane Baptist Church. This is accessible from the front page of our churches’ websites by a single click, and the audio of the most recent service is accessible by a normal rate phone call...