Church of England Diocese of Rochester Westerham

An update about our services during the November lockdown

2 Nov 2020, 10 p.m.
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There are many implications of the lockdown for people affecting almost every area of life. As for us at St Mary's, in line with all churches in England, our building will be closed until 2nd December (apart from funerals and for individual private prayer from noon - 1pm on Wednesdays). This means there will be no Sunday worship services in our church building throughout the remainder of November; this includes the 8am and 10.30 Sunday services, including the service planned for Remembrance Sunday.

We are moving the 10.30am services on Sunday November 22nd and 29th to Zoom. Zoom link details will be available in the weekly newsletter - published on this site on Saturday evening and also in the weekly newsletter that is sent out via email, also on Saturday evening. 

We can also take funerals attended by a maximum of 30 people and burials of ashes with up to 15 people in attendance. The church will also be open for individual private prayer on Wednesdays at noon for an hour and we will continue to host the foodbank.

Beyond the practicalities I do encourage you to follow our Archbishop's encouragement to take this time of lockdown as a time to pray for our community. Please see the attached letter from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, and Bishop Sarah Mullally which was sent to all clergy for more details.