Church of England Diocese of York Topcliffe

Services for September/October 2021

31 Aug 2021, 4:45 p.m.
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You are warmly invited to join us at any of our regular services, which wherever possible continue the monthly sequence of Evensong (1st Sunday); Holy Communion (2nd and 4th Sunday), Matins (3rd Sunday).  Matins and Evensong are supported by the choir, safely distanced in the north aisle.  Communion services during the vacancy are dependent on there being a priest available, so do please check if intending to come along specifically for Communion. We look forward to seeing you at any or all of these services .

Most Covid-19 restrictions were lifted on 19th July, but we are continuously reviewing and updating our risk assessments and precautions in the light of any new guidance.  Please scroll down for detailed information regarding our current Covid-19 guidelines, as it is expected that for the time being most of these will remain in place. *

Sunday 26th September at 10.45 a.m.

Holy Communion - A traditional service of Holy Communion, using the format of "Common Worship", with congregational hymns.  We are delighted to welcome Revd Lesley Ashton to lead our service, and Matthew Atherton to play the organ.

Sunday 3rd October 2021 at 6.30 p.m.

Choral Evensong for Harvest Festival & 'Bring & Share' supper - Do join us for a service of Evening Prayer to include our traditional harvest thanksgiving.  This will be followed by a "Bring and Share" finger supper and refreshments.  The service will be led by the choir, and music will include well-known harvest hymns, settings of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, a Psalm, the Preces and Responses, and an anthem sung by the choir.  Everyone is most welcome.

Sunday 10th October at 10.45 a.m.

Holy Communion - A traditional service of Holy Communion, with congregational hymns.

Sunday 17th October at 10.45 a.m.

Matins - A traditional service of Morning Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer, led by the choir. Music will include settings of the Ferial Responses, a Psalm, the Venite and Jubilate, and may include a setting of the Te Deum or Benedicite.

Sunday 10th October at 10.45 a.m.

Holy Communion - A traditional service of Holy Communion, with congregational hymns.

*N.B. The PCC has undertaken all relevant risk assessments in the light of current Covid-19 guidance, and is reviewing these regularly. Measures are in place to ensure that all services can proceed as safely as possible.

Everyone is most welcome, but if you have any doubts about coming to join us do please check here or contact John Phillips (01845 577034) beforehand for further information; every effort will be made to accommodate you. When attending a service, please ensure that you follow the guidelines in place, especially:

oOo   Sanitise your hands when entering the building and again when leaving;

oOo   Wear a suitable face covering if you wish;

oOo   Leave contact details on each visit (these are kept only for 21 days then destroyed);

oOo   Please sit in the pews where indicated;  members of a household or support "bubble" may share a pew, but please leave space between households;

oOo   Leave any service sheets etc. in the pew;

oOo   Leave the church in rotation, leaving a suitable distance between yourself and others not in your household or "bubble".