Services in Church

Posted on:

Update for JANUARY 2021

As we are currently in Tier 4 and the advice for this Tier is “Stay At Home”, we have taken the decision to not have services in church during January 2021. We will revisit this decision at the end of the month.

Morning and Night Prayer will continue on YouTube (Morning Prayer, Monday – Friday at 9.00 am and Night Prayer, Monday – Saturday at 9.00 pm).

On Sunday mornings, we will continue with our Morning Service on Zoom and Facebook at 11.00am (and available on YouTube later in the day). This will continue to be the ‘main’ service over the weekend and will be the only service with hymns, songs, and a sermon.

The leadership team, headed by the Vicar, felt that as Gloucestershire, and a significant part of the country, has been placed into Tier 4 because of increasing infection, hospitalisation, and death rates it was best to not play any part in contributing towards the spread.

Although we would love to restart in person services in our churches, above all, the leadership team is concerned about safety. Many members of the congregation and wider community are vulnerable (due to age and / or health issues), or are carers of those who are vulnerable.

Funerals will continue, as required, either at the Crematorium or the graveside.