Category: Uncategorised

Almighty God,who sent your Holy Spiritto be the life and light of your Church:open our hearts to the riches of your grace,that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spiritin love and joy and peace;through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,who is alive and reigns with you,in the unity of the Holy Spirit,one God,…

In accordance with current guidelines, we must now wear masks in church for all services. Apart from that, this Sunday will follow the normal (the new normal!) pattern of Morning Services at the usual times.   If you are unable to join us in Church, the live 5pm Zoom.us services continue to be popular. For…

On Wednesday morning, 5th August, at 9.30am there will be a BCP communion service in Compton. Our thanks are due to Rev Brian Pickett for agreeing to take this service in my absence.

Services have resumed in all three churches in the benefice even though the style of service is not quite as it used to be. One of the services is being recorded each Sunday and will be made available to watch online on Youtube by late Sunday afternoon. To access this service, go to the link…

Following the publication of the Church of England guidelines for conducting communion services the wardens and I have decided to return to the pattern of principle service times we used previously which means that communion services will recommence. For the foreseeable future, communion will need to be offered only in one part, ie, the bread, with the chalice…

I am delighted to say that we are able to resume Sunday services in all three churches in the benefice. Things will look a bit different, and the style of service will not be quite as it used to be, not initially anyway. But we will be able to sit in the same building and…

We are now allowed to open the churches for private prayer only. Initially, it has been decided to open the churches in the benefice at particular times of the day, so that the buildings might be discretely supervised and surfaces cleaned after each visit. When you visit one of our churches there will be someone…

It seems that we have been given permission to open our churches only for private prayer from today. However, we will need to find a way that we can do that safely while following all the necessary guidance for cleaning and social distancing. Each church will need to find its own way to do this, but…

To join our service for the First Sunday after Trinity, click on the Benefice Service heading at the top of the page and follow the link. The service will also be available on Zoom.us at 10 am. Details can be found on the Benefice Service page.

As you may have heard, places of worship are set to reopen for private prayer from next week. As a result of this, in the House of Bishops Recovery Group plans are being made to enable us to comply with the guidelines. As for Sunday services, we await words from the Recovery Group. I will…