Services in the Benefice

All Saints', Hursley, interior

We are now holding regular services across the Benefice.  To view this month's services, please click on the following link:

Current month's services

 

A  Service to say and hear in your own home,

please select from one of the following link

Trinity Sunday

First Sunday after Trinity

Second Sunday after Trinity

Fourth Sunday after Trinity  -   Text and music video version

 Video from live church service

Fifth Sunday after Trinity  -   Text and music video version

Video from live church service

Sixth Sunday after Trinity - Text and music version

Video from live church service

Seventh Sunday after Trinity - Text and music version

Video from live church service

Eighth Sunday after Trinity - Text and music version

Video from live church service

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

Video from live church service

Twelfth Sunday after Trinity - (30/8/20) Text and music version

Video from live church service

Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity - 6/9/20 Text and music version

Video from live church service

Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity - 13/9/20 Text and music version

Video from live church service

Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity - 20/9/20 Text and music version

Video from live church service

Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity - 27/9/20 Text and music version

We have a live 5pm service using Zoom.us. If you would like to join this service then please send an email requesting the link at .

Paper versions will continue to be delivered to those people locally who have requested a copy.

 

Updates

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.

24th August

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.

Congregations are still at this time not permitted to sing as part of worship.
Wherever possible people should continue to physically distance from those they do not live with, venues, performers and audiences should be matched to ensure 2m distancing applies and the number of performers should be limited.
Those assisting with worship through music or singing do not always need to wear a face covering, but face coverings or screens should be used if physical distancing cannot be maintained.”

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.

William.