Corona Virus - Parish Worship Dispersed at Home
As members of our church communities face illness or self isolation and as the prospect of public worship being curtailed becomes more probable, we have written this service sheet covid 19_services_at_home designed to be used at home. Hard copies are available at both churches or you can print off the attached document.
If you are unable to attend church, we invite you to express your desire to pray and worship by using this sheet for a service held at home either by your self or with members of your household. We also plan to record this service being led and will let you know how to access that online, once available.
Our Sunday services come in two flavours: At 10am there is the Parish Eucharist during which, in term-time, Sunday School groups run for children from nursery school age to year 9.
There is – throughout the year – a creche for smaller children and the Cromwell Room, separated from the main church by a glass wall, is set apart for babies and toddlers to play as their adults sit with them and take part in the service. We hope that the Parish Eucharist is an un-fussy but reverential communion service using traditional hymns and thought-provoking sermons to enable people to re-charge their batteries for the coming week.
For those wanting more peace and quiet, Caritas, at 6pm, is a tranquil, reflective service of Holy Communion.
Both services last an hour.
Each school week there are either Sunday school sessions or services appropriate for children. Jumping for Joy is a fun session of songs, story, craft and prayers suitable for babies to children of about 7. Emmaus is intended for the older children. We run Emmaus and Jumping for Joy parallel to the 10am service in The Lancaster Hall. All of us begin the service together in the Church, have a time apart for age appropriate teaching and then join together for Holy Communion.