Minister's Letter

Minister's Message for August 2021 :

Christ is risen. Alleluia!

He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

We celebrate our risen Lord Jesus.

We are now back in church following the latest changes in the guidelines from the Government and advive from the Bishop's office we are making a few changes to how we worship on Sunday morning ....

In the light of the latest lockdown announcement, I am suggesting that we continue to have a cautious approach, and do not change things hugely. To that end, please note the following:

NEW GUIDELINES FOR CHURCH

  • Encourage everyone to continue to wear face masks in church.
  • We will now have singing in church but STRONGLY recommend that, apart from the choir, we sing with face masks on.
  • Hymn books will be placed on some chairs in each row in readiness rather than being handed out; the same with service sheets if these are being used.
  • Communion for the next few weeks continues to be in one kind only - that is, with just the wafers/bread.
  • We keep the chairs spaced, whilst adding an additional row into the front part of church – with a 1.5m gap rather than 2m.

 

I hope that makes sense to everyone. As the summer continues we can review this in the light of local and national guidelines.

We are holding our first barbecue for two years on Sunday – 15th August – in our garden at Christ Church House from 12.30pm. Do come along. If people are able to bring a salad or dessert that would be lovely. But don’t worry come anyway.

It really is incredible to think that we are half way through August and that September will be upon us – the time of year when everything gets underway again after the holidays. We hope that this September more ‘normal’ life might once again resume, even if it does look a little different from before. If any of you have ideas about what you would like to see happening, do let me know.

Just to let you know I will be away for the much of the latter part of August, so the next edition of Nuggets will be sent out during the first few days of September. So do keep this issue safe!

Keep well, everyone.

Yours in Christ. 

Sarah

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