Sun 30 Aug @ 12.57
Sorry for the technology issues this morning - so frustrating for the Team when they do exactly the same things as when it works and then all of a sudden it doesn't!! But the service is now available on Facebook and YouTube
Sat 29 Aug @ 16.19
With the lifting of certain restrictions recently and following the results of the church survey which guided the discussions of our PCC, we are pleased to announce that as from Sunday 6 September we are changing various aspects of our worship pattern.
We will continue our 9am service of Holy Communion and gradually introduce some music into the service. Congregational singing is still not allowed but we will ring the changes over the weeks with a hymn, an Anthem from the Choir or some organ playing. It is hoped that this service will start to be live-streamed thus continuing access to a service of Holy Communion each week for those who prefer not to attend church. The service will be available to be viewed live at 9am or any time after that. There will not be any words displayed on the screen - it will be quite a minimalist stream and you may wish to follow the service here
We will welcome a congregation into the 10.30am service from Sunday 6 September. We will continue to live stream the service and all song/hymn words and responses will appear on the screen. Observing social distancing, the Band will be back too. We will not hold Children's Groups for the time being so the service will be an All-Age one to be more accessible to the children both in church and watching at home. It should continue to last about 45 minutes. We will also have Activity Sheets available based on the service theme each week.
We do not envisage needing to ticket this service but if we are oversubscribed we will have to re-consider this and ask for your forbearance if on any Sunday you are not let in.
After the service there will be a Zoom Call for any children who want to join in - to catch up on news and talk about the Activity Sheets or anything else they want to discuss! We are currently putting out a survey to all the children to obtain their views on church and what else we might do for them. The response will shape what we offer in the future.
If there is a feeling that a Zoom call for adults after the 10.30 service would be appreciated then we will need a volunteer to set this up since Helen will be involved in the call with the children. If you would like to be on a call and if you are willing to host it (perhaps on a rota) - even better - then please let Helen know.
On just the third Sunday in the month we will have a short service of Holy Communion after the 10.30am service which will be live-streamed. That will allow those attending in person to receive communion monthly and on other Sundays the 9am streamed service should be available to those at home.
For the time being the Church building will not be open during the week but Daily Worship online will continue and can be found here.
This will mean that the church will not be open on a Wednesday as it has been recently.
We hope these new arrangements will allow more people to access worship in the way most suited to them but please be aware the changes may need to be made at short notice if the situation changes.
Please continue to wear your face masks for worship and do not attend church if you have any symptoms of the virus.
Sun 23 Aug @ 12.36
Apologies again if you had trouble getting into our service this morning. We're still learning the new technology we are using for streaming from church. Remember if you want to listen again you can click the Listen Again link at the bottom of our website or watch it on THiS Team's YouTube Channel
Michael Kennett's Funeral
is this coming Friday at 11am and if you would like to follow the service here is the Order of Service.
Thurs 20 Aug @ 20.34
is the link to our live streamed service this coming Sunday, 23 Aug, when Bryan Goodman will tell us 'Why I am a Christian'. A preview of what we are going to see on Sunday . . . .
Remember that you are welcome to join us for our service of Holy Communion at 9am (please wear a mask and do not come if you have any symptoms of the virus.) Our 10.30am service is not yet open to the public. You can only follow it on Facebook or through the website but we are hoping that this will change soon . . . More details when we know more . . .
Sun 16 Aug @ 15.51
Phew! The first of our live streamed services from the church building went well this morning through the grace of God, a very powerful talk from Chika Ripley telling us 'Why I am a Christian' and the wonders of technology and people who know how to use it! Thanks to everyone involved - all the musicians and you at home . . . . I wonder what William Coulthurst, our benefactor, would have made of it all back nearly 145 years ago when the church was first opened!
Do remember that if you want to Listen Again or watch the service there is an audio version in the Listen Again
section of the video recording is on the THiS Team Ministry YouTube Channel