After thorough cleaning - removing all the high cobwebs and dust, and then sanitising pews and floors and rearranging the seating so that the congregation is able to adhere to social distancing measures - we had our first services in church on Sunday, July 5th. Each week now, there will be BCP Holy Communion at 8am, and at 9.30am (note the earlier time) there will be a Eucharist service. It is different from our usual Sung Eucharist, as there are no hymns or singing at all, and communion in one kind only.
The church will open once a week, on Wednesdays for a service of Holy Communion at 9.30am, and from 10am until 2pm it will remain open for private prayer.
Our church in Eynesbury is also open on Thursdays for a service of Holy Communion at 9.30am, and from 10am until 2pm for private prayer. There is one service of Eucharist on Sundays, which will be at 11am.
What a blessing to be able to worship together again.
Live streamed services and reflections will continue for those still unable or fearful of coming into the church building while any restrictions are in place.