Update - Friday 10th July 2020
In addition to the Wednesday private prayer openings, we are pleased to be able to invite you to join us on Sunday 12th of July at the new time of 11am. As well as the new time there will be changes to access to the church and to the service itself. Ahead of attending church, please can you read through the Coronavirus Risk Assessment here. If you have any further queries please contact Peter or Frankie on 01900 607323.
Update - Sunday 14th June 2020
The Government have said we are allowed to open churches for private prayer from Monday 15th June. Peter and Frankie propose to open St Michael’s on Wednesdays from 10 – 11 am, and 6 – 7 pm on Thursdays, and St John’s from 11 – 12 noon on Wednesdays.
Do drop in to light a candle and say a prayer during those times. You will need to bring your own mask, sanitise your hands as you enter, and observe 2 metres from others. Numbers will be limited in case we’re inundated! Peter and Frankie will be delighted to see you.
Frankie and Peter are beginning to think about the day when, eventually, the Government and Diocese allows us to re-open our churches for worship on Sundays. As we resume at St John’s and St Michael’s, it will be important to continue to livestream from St Michael’s at 9.30 to include those who remain at home and the many others that join us on line. In order for this to be possible, St John’s PCC has agreed to move the Sunday service from 10 to 11 am, so, together, Peter and Frankie can cover both services. This decision will be reviewed when normality resumes.
Update - Tuesday 24th March 2020
Following the latest guidance we will no longer be opening St Michael's & St John's churches for private prayer until further notice.
In addition, following the statement from the Prime Minister on Monday 23rd March, we will also be unable to provide livestreams of services. Both St. Michael's and St. John's are considering other ways to pray and worship in our homes. Please note:- the livestream on Sunday was interuppted but soon resumed and had not finished early. For future livestreams, if the video stops, please refresh your browser or press play on the video again as the issue may be temporary.
Both parishes will be putting in place networks for pastoral contact, if you, or anyone you know who may be in need of this, please contact Frances or Peter on 01900 607323.
On Tuesday 17th March 2020, The Archbishop's of Canterbury and York announced suspension of public worship.
Full details of the announcement can be found here:
Please click below to read the pastoral letter from the Priest-in-Charge, the Very Rev. Dr Frances Ward.
Private Prayer at Church
The service sheet can be found here