Currently this is an online only service of about 1/2 an hour in a modern/contemporary style with music, readings, reflection and prayers. In time we hope to make it a physical event which is also available as a recorded service so that both those who would like to attend and those who find it convenient to worship at home as and when they can are able to be part of the service.
During Spring 2021 Lock Down we are holding a service (as Covid Safe as we can make it) which will be live streamed and recorded for watching at home. The service will take place in a rota, in one of three Sister Churches of St James, Rawcliffe, St David's, Airmyn and St Mary's, Hook at 10.00am for those who NEED to attend i.e. - Those who are needed to create the live streamed/recorded service and any who cannot access the internet or for other pastoral reasons NEED to be in church. - For all others it is safest to worship with us at home. Recordings will be available on each church's youtube channel. Live Streams will only be available on the youtube of the individual church. Rota is 10am - 21st Feb - Hook, 28th Feb -Rawcliffe, 7th March - Airmyn and so on, 'til the end of lockdown. The Youtube channel names and links are: St David's, Airmyn -https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4E3QtnuqAcxETsQ6W1RDVQ St Mary the Virgin, Hook -https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNFKndlotyNxkznmiSOW98w St James, Rawcliffe live feed -https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_Dlhg-ce589gdjsmvOzJUQ
Opening of Church for Private Prayer in memory of Prince Philip and for the Queen and family
Prince Philip - Duke of Edinburgh: 10 June 1921 – 9 April 2021
God of our lives, we give thanks for the life of Prince Philip, for his love of our country, and for his devotion to duty. We entrust him now to your love and mercy, and we pray for your mercies for the Queen and all their family through our Redeemer Jesus Christ. Amen.
CHURCH OPENING St Mary's Church will be open for Private Prayer 10am – 4pm Saturday 10th, Sunday 11th and Monday 12th. CONDOLENCES – Government guidelines are that sadly we should not put out a book of condolence, however if you wish to write your own condolences/memories/thanksgivings on a sheet of paper and leave it in the box in church, we will later (Covidly safely) put these into a book of condolence which will be kept in perpetuity with village history. Alternately you can put a virtual message on the national book https://www.churchofengland.org/remembering-his-royal-highness-prince-philip CANDLES – owing to covid unfortunately no candles will be available for lighting. BELLS – a church bell will be tolled 99 times in memory of each year of Prince Philip's life at 12noon on Saturday 10th April 2021.