Happy New Year and welcome back to worshipping at home!
Headlines for this week
With the news that we are now in tier 4 it seemed sensible for us to pause in holding in person public worship, at least until after Benefice Council has met and had an opportunity to consider the situation. Public worship is still allowed, but we are required to do a new risk assessment and pausing to consider the situation is, I think, a sensible approach. That means we’re returning to YouTube services, as a playlist as usual, with a paper copy included with the mailing or delivered to those who are not online.
So you can find this week’s worship on YouTube here
While you’re there you might like to look at the choir and the Christmas playlists, which have many of the choir carols in them as well as worship from Christmas Eve.
Can we once again voice our thanks to all those who contributed to our Christmas worship. Yes it was different to usual but it was still very special and the choir’s hard work made all the difference.
It also seems sensible to hold a ‘Zoom’ Morning Prayer each week, this will usually be on a Thursday but this week will be on Tuesday 5 January at 9:00am and we will reinstate Sunday morning coffee, 10:00am Zoom details for both of these are attached. The end dates are somewhat arbitrary but I hope this gives us some ways to continue to meet together. I have attached the order for Morning Prayer in Epiphany.
In the meantime I hope you stay well and safe