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I was glad when they said to me,
'Let us go up to the house of the Lord.'

Psalm 122:1

Welcome back!  From Sunday 19 July 2020, we have been once more worshipping in our village churches.  Whilst it is great to be back in our beloved churches, we do know that some members of our church family will not be able to join us for health reasons and others will have found that they love worshipping on Zoom and want to continue to keep at a safe distance from others.  For the next few months, on Sundays, we will offer a blend of prayer and worship options so that there is something for everyone: a service in church, a service on Zoom and Prayers and Reflections to use at home.  There will be two service times - 10am and 4pm - and worship on Zoom and in church will switch between these slots.

Here is our July-August 2020 pattern of worship.  You will also find these in our church calendar.

Sunday Church Service Zoom Service
July 12th - 10am
July 19th 4pm - Hardwick 10am
July 26th 4pm - Mears Ashby 10am
August 2nd 10am - Sywell 4pm
August 9th 10am - Mears Ashby 4pm
August 16th 4pm - Hardwick 10am
August 23rd 4pm - Mears Ashby 10am
August 30th 10am - Sywell 4pm


When you come to worship God in your beloved church, we want you to feel safe.  You will therefore find that:

*  there is hand sanitiser for you to use as you arrive and leave
*  you will be guided to take a specific seat in church (based on order of arrival)
*  you are encouraged to stay 2 metres (6 feet) apart when entering and leaving the church
*  each household is sat at least 2 metres (6 feet) apart from others in church
*  we do not take up a collection in the service; instead, there is a collection plate as you arrive
*  we do not sing hymns; instead, we listen to reflective organ music, recorded hymns and songs, etc.
*  our services are Morning or Evening Worship and, from August, will include the option for Communion
*  a copy of the order of service will be available on this page or when you arrive at your designated space
*  when we share in Communion, we receive the bread (body of Christ) with reverence in silence
*  we are wearing face coverings

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Revd Katrina.

You will find a list of readings - here.

Due to the Covid-19 social distancing requirements, we have to limit attendance at our churches to:

Hardwick - 9 households
Mears Ashby - 14 households
Overstone - 12 households
Sywell - up to 18 households

If you wish to worship at a church other than your usual one, please advise Revd Katrina and/or one of the churchwardens before the service.

If you have any of the Covid-19 symptoms (high fever - cough - loss of taste / smell) or have tested positive for the virus, or been asked to self-isolate by the NHS Test and Trace service, or someone in your household has one or more of the Covid-19 symptoms or tested positive for the virus, please stay at home.  You are in our prayers and on God's heart.  If you fall ill within 7 days of attending one of our church services, please contact Revd Katrina and/or one of our churchwardens.

When you come to worship with us, may God bless and refresh you and fill you with his peace.

 


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