INFORMATION FROM SUNDAY 1 NOVEMBER 2020

Not notices in the usual format but it’s time for an update:-
Yes, it’s surely time for an update and a little bit of additional information about what’s happening.
We have now held Sunday services in church for the past 8 weeks, still following the requirements of a strict Covid Risk Assessment, and although things remain very different to what we were used to back in early March, they have been appreciated by those who have been attending.   Each service, usually of between just 30 and 45 minutes, has included a filmed clip from Ruth, our Children’s and Youth Worker.


Preachers planned for November and December, all at 10.45am, are as follows:-
1 November    Robin Charlton (Local Preacher “on trial”) 
8 November    Rev Jenny Porterpryde (Remembrance Sunday – Please see note below *)
15 November  Bob McAlpin
22 November  Ruth Johnson
29 November  Brian Japes (Reader)
6 December    Rev Jenny Porterpryde
13 December  Rev Paul Dunstan
20 December  Tom Dodds
27 December  Rev David Goodall


*  Remembrance Sunday:   It will not be possible to have the normal Remembrance Service or Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial this year.  There will be an appropriate service at both St Oswin’s and our own church including, at 11.00am, a pre-recorded film of an Act of Remembrance and the laying of wreaths, which will also be accessible on-line.   However, anyone wishing to attend either church will have to pre-book on a “first-come, first-served” basis, up to our current restricted capacity of 30 people.   Booking for the Methodist Church service is now possible by contacting 07588 115 432 (preferably by text) giving the name or names of those wishing to attend.


Christmas:   Although a service on Christmas Day is almost certainly impractical this year, a filmed service to be viewed on-line is being planned and other special activities are being considered. We will bring these to your attention nearer the time.

Use of Premises other than Sunday Worship: We are constrained under the direction of the Methodist Church and very strict covid hygiene requirements, as to how we can re-open our premises more generally, including to outside users. This issue is under constant review and we hope will become possible before long. We miss being more of a church in and for the community, which we have always tried to be

More information will hopefully follow before too long but, for the moment, God Bless you all and keep safe.

If you have information that needs to be circulated you can contact  Brian Japes
Tel:- 852151 or email:- brian@japesfamily.co.uk