I hope you and your family are all well and are getting used to the different layers of restrictions which all of us with a connection to Daresbury Church. Some of us live in a Tier 2 area, whilst others live in a Tier 3 area.
As I anticipated in my email earlier this week, the Church of England has issued an information sheet on how the different tiers affect church activities. As the Church is in Tier 3, we shall have to take regard of what the fourth column says. This shall take some time working through, although most of it relating to Sunday services, weddings and funerals we have been doing already.
More pressing at the moment are the arrangements for the Remembrance Sunday morning service in the light of this advice/information. We have started to look into how we are going to mark this significant annual community event, but it goes without saying that we are going to be very limited as to numbers. I hope to be able to give you more information next week.
In recent years, we have had a special service of Thanksgiving for the Departed (All Souls) on the evening of Remembrance Sunday. For obvious reasons we are going to have to make alternative arrangements. So, we have decided to adapt our 10.30 am Parish Communion service on 1st November to give time to remember those we love but see no longer. We have produced the attached prayer card. You will see it encourages you to light a virtual candle. If you would like us to remember someone in particular during the service, please let either Gill or me know.
Finally, as a result of the AGMs the other week, Steve Lander and Mark Longstaff were appointed Churchwardens and Simon Lomas joins the PCC as one of our Deanery Synod representatives. My thanks to Pam Taylor-Floyd and Paul Watkins for all that they did as Churchwardens.
With God’s blessing,