I shall be sending you my usual Saturday bulletin tomorrow but this is a quick update about Saturday opening at the church building, a new Saturday service starting and our response to the latest covid tier system....
From tomorrow will shall not be offering Morning Prayer in the church at 9.00am, it will continue to be led by a member of the ministry team from Facebook. The church instead will open at 10am as usual for quiet prayer and visitors.
Tomorrow and the following Saturday (17th and 24th October) the church will stay open until 2pm.
From October 31st onwards church opening for visitors, private prayer and drop in will finish at 12pm. Then at 12pm there will be a new service from the Book of Common Prayer, communion or a service of the word, led by a member of the ministry team. This service will be approximately half an hour and will be particularly for those who are in the vulnerable category in terms of coronavirus, either through age or because of a pre-existing medical condition. I will say more about this in my bulletin tomorrow.
Lastly, I want to reassure you that we continue to stay abreast of all the guidance and rules coming from the government and the Church of England and will amend our practices as needed. Currently the advice is that even if we are put into the tier three category in Loughborough, gathering for worship remains unaffected so long as suitable risk assessments are in place. I do however understand that each person will need to make their own decision on what it is sensible for them to do. I don't want anyone to feel obliged to attend services in the church building. If your own circumstances have changed due to the news of a rise in the virus and you are now keeping yourself more isolated please do let me know so we can make every effort to keep you connected to your church family.
And lastly although our daily pattern of prayer is solely online again please be reassured of the ongoing prayers of this church. If you have something particular you would like the ministry team to be praying for as they lead this rhythm of prayer in our parish please email:
[email protected] or call me on 01509 268362.
Prayer requests will be shared with all those who lead the daily prayer online service. You can mark your request in one of three ways:
Confidential - the ministry team will hold you before God in silence
Anonymous - the situation will be mentioned but no names
Named - the ministry team will pray for you or the situation by name
More from me tomorrow 🙂