Church of England Diocese of Guildford All Saints Lightwater

Church during COVID-19

2 Aug 2020, midnight

Services in church started again on Sunday 2nd August.

There is one Sunday service each week at 10am. There are limited places, but everyone is welcome.

We will be continuing with our online service, also at 10am on our YouTube channel. There will be a common theme in the readings and sermon for both services.

If you are joining for the service in church, please take note of the following:

- Although not essential, it would be helpful if you could email the Parish Office in advance of the service each week to let us know you are coming, and how many.

- Please try and arrive by 9:45am - this will give the welcome team time to seat you whilst maintaining social distancing. Please wait for a welcomer to show you to a seat.

- Face masks - the Church of England strongly advices face coverings to be worn by all, and these will become mandatory from Saturday 8th August, so please come prepared.

- The service will be shorter than usual, 30-40 minutes, and there will be no singing.

- If bringing a donation, please place any coins in an envelope, or ideally make it paper-based (notes or a cheque).

- There will be no refreshments after the service.

- The toilets in the hall will be open.

- If arriving by car and parking in the churchyard, please park only at the front (Parish Office end). The churchyard needs to be kept free at the vestry end.

And finally, remember that some people will have found lockdown, and coming out of it, very stressful. Try and be sensitive and avoid downplaying the severity of the pandemic. Although you may have felt it’s been nothing serious, others may have been affected in a very different way. Remember to be kind.

Midweek Services

Each Wednesday, there are two acts of worship in the Church that you are welcome to join:

11am - 12pm one of the clergy will offer a ‘Bible and Prayer‘ hour with short readings and a prayer on each quarter hour. Please come and go as you wish.

2.30pm we will re-run the pre-recorded service from that Sunday. Do tell those not usually able to see the service online that this is available, it is of course for anyone who has been unable to see the service that week.

Tuesday and Thursday Morning Prayer

If you would like to join these sessions, held over Zoom, you can find the link in The Vicar’s midweek message sent by email. If you do not receive this email but would like to do so, please email David Sigsworth and ask to be added to the distribution list.

Full details of all our services can be found at