These events occur regularly throughout the calendar year.
Our main Sunday morning service at All Saints is a Parish Communion service for all ages, as we gather to celebrate the mystery of God's love together, to hear God's word to us in the Bible, to pray for ourselves and the whole creation, and are blessed and sent out into the world as Christ's body to share his love, joy and hope with all people. You are welcome to come along, share our worship, and find out more - we'd love to meet you! This service is Covid-secure, with a full risk assessment available on this site - please book in by contacting us in order to attend. Thank you!
Sunday Early Communion in Church
All Saints is open for Sunday worship , and we continue to offer two onsite in-person Sunday services - at 8.15am and 9.30am. To attend either in-person service, you need to book by contacting Simon the Vicar, who will confirm you have a place. This is because under the new lockdown rules our numbers are restricted to 40 people in the congregation in order to ensure appropriate social distancing at 1 metre plus with mitigations.
All attending should wear face masks for their own wellbeing and as a Christian courtesy towards the welfare of fellow members of the congregation, and should wash their hands frequently, keep socially distanced and be mindful of the wellbeing of all. Current local lockdown advice requires that those from different households should not socialise before or after the service to minimise the risk of transmission of the coronavirus. All attendees are requested to provide their contact details and consent for contact for NHS Test and Trace, in the event of a case of Covid-19 amongst those attending worship.
Nothing is risk-free, but we have taken measures in our churches to ensure we can be as Covid-secure as possible. The full risk assessment, which is an ongoing live document which we will continue to update, is available on request or via a dedicated A Church Near You page. To help anyone who is considering attending a service, there is a short document called 'What to expect' which is downloadable below.
This outlines the basic plan and what church will be like - as it will be different from the way it was before, with no singing or refreshments, and a shorter liturgy. At Communion you will receive only the bread. As indicated above, if you do wish to attend worship on Sunday, there will be one service with a limit of 16 people maximum at All Saints at 9am. If you wish to attend St James, there will be one service at 11am with a limit of 9 people. Please contact Simon to book your place.
For now, please don't attend if you haven't booked a place in advance - as we don't want to turn anyone away. If you prefer to wait, then please do - there is no need to rush back. We are also offering a Wednesday Communion at St James at 1.30pm and a Thursday Communion at All Saints at 10am, so if you wish to book for these, please let us know. Dates and times of services may be subject to change should there be any cases arising among those attending, and this will be communicated as soon and as widely as possible.
Please do pray for the ongoing challenge of keeping our churches open safely - and remember that in the event of anyone infected attending worship, you may be contacted and asked to self-isolate, and we may have to close church temporarily again. This will be a long process - your support and patience is appreciated - but our worship and our church will go on, as it has done throughout the pandemic.