Silvington: St Michael
Churches in Lockdown 3
As lockdown continues, we are keeping our churches closed except for funerals, so that we can protect each other and look after our health workers by observing the lockdown fully.
Online services will continue to be published here and on Facebook and You Tube, so services will continue to be accompanied by birdsong and the sounds of flowing water, but with a bit more variety of style. Please share them with anyone in your bubble who does not have their own access to the internet.
Stay safe for what, with the vaccines now being delivered, we all hope and pray will be the last demanding lap of this pandemic. God will not be waiting for us to come back to the churches; he is with us out here, whenever and wherever we may worship, offer prayer or be still in his presence.
A church, a manor house and an old rectory, with some scattered houses round about: Silvington is scarcely a hamlet, let alone a village. But the church is Norman, still in regular use, and one of the few churches in the diocese that can boast a Christmas morning congregation of 150% of the parish population! Silvington is one of the six parishes making up the Stottesdon Benefice.