Church of England Diocese of Lichfield Whittington

Vacancy or Interregnum

20 Dec 2020, 2 p.m.

Our parishes are now in a ‘vacancy’ (sometimes known as an ‘interregnum’). Lichfield Diocese is just beginning a nine-month structural review called ‘Shaping for Mission’. This means that we should be prepared to wait a good number of months before we know whether we will have another Vicar or perhaps be linked with other parishes. At the moment we will continue with roughly the pattern of services to which we have become accustomed since churches reopened in July.

2021 Service Plan for St Giles from Sunday 3rd January until Easter

(Subject to Government restrictions)

<ul type="disc"> <li>Three weeks out of four (or four out of five in some months) will be physical services, and one Sunday will be a virtual service. All Sunday services will be at 9.30</li> </ul> <ul type="disc"> <li>Please note that for January only, Week 3 will be BCP 1662 and Week 4 Common Worship</li> </ul> <ul type="disc"> <li>Week 1 – Common Worship</li> <li>Week 2 – Virtual Service (as was previously Parish Praise)</li> <li>Week 3 – Common Worship</li> <li>Week 4 – BCP 1662</li> <li>Week 5 - (where applicable) BCP 1662</li> </ul>

You are encouraged to make full use of the wide range of resources on our Church website, especially the prayer and spirituality sections.