Services in the Benefice
A Service to say and hear in your own home,
please select from one of the following link
Fourth Sunday after Trinity - Text and music video version
Fifth Sunday after Trinity - Text and music video version
Sixth Sunday after Trinity - Text and music version
Seventh Sunday after Trinity - Text and music version
Eighth Sunday after Trinity - Text and music version
Ninth Sunday after Trinity - Text and music version
Tenth Sunday after Trinity - Text and music version
Eleventh Sunday after Trinity (23/8/20) Text and music version
Twelfth Sunday after Trinity - (30/8/20) Text and music version
Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity - 6/9/20 Text and music version
Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity - 13/9/20 Text and music version
Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity - 20/9/20 Text and music version
Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity - 27/9/20 Text and music version
Paper versions will continue to be delivered to those people locally who have requested a copy.
I am delighted to say that Sunday services continue to be held in all three churches in the benefice.
It must be said that it is still the advice from the government and the Church of England that anyone in a vulnerable group, e.g., over 70 years of age or vulnerable from a pre-existing condition, should not attend gatherings of people, including church services. We cannot guarantee anyone's complete safety, even though we will follow the guidelines for social distancing and hand hygiene.
Face coverings are currently mandatory in places of worship. Please remember that face coverings are mainly intended to protect other people, not the wearer, from coronavirus COVID-19 and that they are not a replacement for physical distancing and regular hand washing.
What is new is that a small choir is now allowed to sing - this is the new guidance from the C of E’s House of Bishop’s Recovery Group:
"It is now permissible for both professional and non-professional singers and musicians to perform in small groups to people inside and outside of buildings in line with the recommendations for physical distancing and hygiene set out by the Government in their performing arts guidance.
This includes those who regularly volunteer to do music and singing, as part of a choir for example, to perform as a part of worship.
So vocal music can now return to our churches with congregations joining in by quietly speaking the words, Rex Harrison style. It isn’t perfect, but it is progress.