These events occur regularly throughout the calendar year.
Family Forest Church at Holy Trinity, Dacre Banks
During the pandemic our junior church is experimenting with outdoor worship and activities. Once a month (usually 2nd Sunday of the month but we are meeting on 6th December) at Holy Trinity, Dacre Banks, our parish will hold this event in the Vicarage Orchard and Churchyard. Starting at 10am. Usually involving a firepit and outdoor activities for children.
Video Carols by Candlelight
On online version of this year's Carols by Candlelight service - recorded at Holy Trinity, Dacre Banks. Order of service so you can follow carols words, etc, hopefully below here! You should be able to find the video under the About Us section to the left, if you can't access it below.
Socially Distanced Holy Communion
We are resuming Public Worship carefully in accordance with Government and Church of England Guidance about social distancing and hygiene. Our other regular services are not happening for the time being.
Worship is resuming in accordance with the following:
please can we ask people to adhere strictly to
social distancing and hygiene protocols
- keep 2 metres from others not of your household or ‘social bubble’ – esp. when arriving and leaving
- please use the hand gel provided (or your own) on entering and leaving
- please avoid touching surfaces and items as much as possible. You might want to bring your own cushion as we have removed the ‘pew runners’ to enable cleaning
- please go straight to a seat on arrival. Please don’t sit in cordoned off pews, and try to sit away from the aisle where people may pass if possible.
- be aware, we will keep a register of attenders for ‘track & trace’ purposes. You may be asked for contact details
- face-coverings are now mandatory by law, as in shops and other public buildings. Those leading the service are exempt whenever they need to be speaking.
- Do not attend if you have Covid 19 like symptoms, or if you develop these within 7 days please let us know as soon as possible.
- The service will be quite short. There will be no congregational singing and vocal responses will be reduced to a very few. There may be instrumental music and/or one person may sing.
- Orders of service will be put out in the pews. Please leave them there afterwards. Take other sheets home.
- When receiving communion or a blessing, queue, keeping 2m distance, and receive standing, one at a time, then make your way back to your seat, keeping 2m distance from others as much as possible.
- There won’t be refreshments or socializing after the service. At the end of the service leave one pew at a time starting from the back.
- We won’t pass a plate but there will be a ‘retiring collection’ i.e. the plate will be left at the back to place your collection on when you enter or leave.
Normal Holy Communion Service paused due to Covid (see Socially Distanced Communion)
Junior Church usually meet in the village hall and join us for communion at the end of the service
Normal Evensong Service paused due to Covid (see Socially Distanced Communion)
Follows the Book of Common Prayer. In winter months time changes to 3pm and may be a spoken communion instead.
Weekly Live Streamed Service (Family service on 4th Sunday of Month)
Every Sunday 10am Short ‘Live Streamed’ Service
You will need to be on Facebook, and ask to join the Group ‘Christ Church, Darley’ - see the social media link for this church. The Christ Church, Darley page serves the whole parish of Dacre with Hartwith & Darley with Thornthwaite.
Go to the page at 10am and watch live, or watch later at your leisure. Services will be uploaded to Youtube soon after so folk not of Facebook can join in. See: www.youtube.com/channel/UC6cnUXe7nwgZxLoEmo3Kg8Q
Every other week will be communion - usually on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. Prepare your own bread & wine at home to receive physically as well as ‘spiritually’ if you like. Bear with us if there are teething problems. We’re learning!
If you would like sermons, thoughts, resources for praying at home or streamed services e-mailed contact Alastair on [email protected]