Message from the Rector
We really are living through a very strange time at the moment. Life has changed subtly, we are living in what the media are calling ‘a New Reality’, which may well be with us for some time.
We have been able to open our wonderful churches for private prayer and reflection, and the days are published on our "Services" page and will be up on the church noticeboards, we have also been able to restart some public worship, with very strict Covid and Hygiene protocols in place, the latest being that everybody has to wear masks in church (except those taking the services), and of course, we cannot sing hymns, but somehow God still seems to be there!
This has left us with a few interesting planning problems! We will be putting in place some of our usual landmark services over the coming months, but with a bit of a difference – Harvest will be interesting, but we will celebrate, and decorate our churches, and we looking at how we can commemorate Remembrance Sunday. We are also looking forward to Christmas and are planning new ways of celebrating with you – we may not be able to hold crib, Christingle and Carol Services in our churches, but we will do our best to ensure that we tell the story and give you the essential Christmas experience, including the chance to sing carols, even if it is at home!
Please be patient with us, as we respond to your needs, and to the Governments requirements, and bear in mind that things can change very quickly. We will I hope have some interesting alternatives up our sleeves for most eventualities!
In the meantime, keep safe and remember that God is not confined in our churches, but is alive and well in our communities.