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Good News? Hopefully...

Updated: Mar 19, 2021

Dear Church Family,

I am delighted to be able to write to you this week with some positive news! “Hurray!” I hear you cry…

Following some recent government and Church of England communications, I can tentatively announce that we are planning to re-open our churches for public worship. The news is even sweeter as I am thrilled to be opening our doors in time for Easter Day – in fact, we will be ready to welcome you back into the buildings from Maundy Thursday (1st April).

Our Holy Week and Easter schedule looks like this:

Maundy Thursday (1st April)

Holy Communion followed by the Stripping of the Altar and a short vigil.

7pm at St Peter’s (and live on Facebook).

Good Friday (2nd April)

Tenebrae Service. A service of music and readings for Good Friday.

2pm at All Saints.

Easter Sunday (4th April)

Holy Communion for the whole family – 9.30am at St Peters (and live on Facebook).

Holy Communion – 11.15am at All Saints.

Prayer and Praise. Contemporary worship for Easter – 7pm at St Peter’s.

As refreshing as I hope this change will be, please be aware that social distancing, mask-wearing, and handwashing will all still be in place for the coming months. We will also be unable to reintroduce congregational singing, with the limitations remaining in place until the government lifts all restrictions.

Livestreaming the services from St Peter’s will remain a central part of how we offer access to worship. Therefore, those of you who are shielding, or are still not sure about venturing into the churches can watch along on the Facebook page.

I hope to see many of you over the Holy Week and Easter period. The thought of missing a second Easter as a gathered community was upsetting and although these conditions are not ideal, I am grateful for the opportunity to worship together again. Thanks be to God!

In the meanwhile, we will continue with live-streamed services for the month of March – do join in if you can on

After Church Zoom Coffee

Please do join us for coffee after the Sunday Morning Service on Zoom.

The meeting will open immediately after the Facebook Livestream finishes (usually around 10.30am). All you need is the login details below, (these will be the same every week) and the drink of your choice!

The details to enter into the Zoom app, or on the Zoom website ( are

Meeting ID: 838 5492 4560 Password: nicecuppa

Lent Collection 2021

We have a long tradition of collecting for a specific charity each year during Lent. This year we are supporting the work of the Church Mission Society (CMS) and their 2021 Lent Appeal: Lead us not into Temptation. The project is focused on helping to rehabilitate children and young people who have had no choice but to get involved with gangs in places like Honduras. You can find out more by visiting the CMS website.

To donate simply deliver cash or cheques to the Parish Office or setup and bank transfer marked as “CMS Lent.”

Lent Course

The course continues this Wednesday 10th March at 7.30pm using our Zoom platform. It’s not too late to sign up – just get in touch.

The Lent Course Zoom information is:

Meeting ID: 816 1760 9602 Password: steele

Please do try and join us on Facebook for our Sunday Eucharist at 9.30am and for Morning Prayer at 9am, Tuesdays to Fridays. We also offer Evening Prayer at 6pm on Thursday Evenings. Go to to join in.

You can download this week's pewsheet here:

With every blessing,

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