St Michael the Archangel, Alcombe
Welcome to St Michael the Archangel!
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TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF PHYSICALLY GATHERED PUBLIC WORSHIP
In the light of us recently moving into tier 4 and because of there being some local cases of COVID-19, we have temporarily suspended public worship in church. We have done so with great reluctance because we are very mindful of the many people who cannot access online events. We will recommence as soon as we can.
If you wish to join in with any online events, email: [email protected]
For now, there will be a short online Zoom at 10 AM on Sundays.
St Michael the Archangel is the parish church in the small town of Alcombe, adjoining Minehead in West Somerset. We are a community of people seeking to work out together what it means to follow Christ in our world today. We believe that this is something to do with knowing that we are God’s beloved children, a love revealed in Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. This is expressed though us growing in love for God and neighbour, by the help of the Spirit.
As part of Christ’s welcome to all, and in order that all who participate in our parish life feel safe, the parish of Alcombe is committed specifically to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Bath & Wells’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services. For more information please see our Safeguarding page.
We want Christ’s welcome to all to be expressed by everyone feeling safe when they come and join us. So we are working hard to ensure that all public acts of worship are undertaken according to the current guidance - all seats are placed suitably distanced apart, we provide hand sanitiser, clean regularly and request everyone who comes to participate in contact tracing and to wear a face covering (other than those who are exempt). Only households or bubbles up to a maximum of 6 people can sit together.
For those who cannot gather physically with us, we also are offering YouTube services, podcasts, dial-a-service and a weekly letter with relevant information, the week’s readings and collect and a reflection. See “Online Services” and “Online Services Archive”.