Saturday, 1 August 2020

AUGUST PARISH MAGAZINE


The August Magazine has been published and has been e-mailed or delivered to subscribers.




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Sunday, 26 July 2020

SERVICES W/C 26TH JULY





Sunday 26th of July
Feast of James, Apostle (transf.)
0900 - Morning Prayer, from the Lady Chapel of St Mary's
0930 - Storytelling Service, with Revd Ric (families please bring picnic blankets)
1030 - Together Apart service from the Nave of St Mary's 
Broadcast via Zoom at 1030
Join us for our service on the Feast of James, Apostle

Celebrant: The Revd Maureen Pickering
Preacher: Grace Hart
Reader: Alan Park
Intercessions: Pam Pearce

Monday, 27th of July
B. F. Westcott, Bishop of Durham, Teacher (1901)
1300 - Prayer during the day

Tuesday, 28th of July
1300 - Prayer during the day

Wednesday, 29th of July
Mary, Martha, and Lazarus, Companions of our Lord
1300 - Prayer during the day

Thursday, 30th of July
William Wilberforce, Olaudah Equiano, Thomas Clarkson, Anti-Slavery Campaigners (1833, 1797, 1846)
0915 - Morning Prayer, according to the Book of Common Prayer
1000 - Holy Communion, according to the Book of Common Prayer from the Nave Altar of St Mary's

Friday, 1st of August 
Ignatius of Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus (1556)
1300 - Prayer during the day

Join us in daily prayer using the orders of service that can be found here: 
https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-service-daily-prayer

Thursday, 23 July 2020

CHURCH OPENING TIMES FOR PRAYER

The church opening times for individual prayer during July are now: 

Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 10:00 - 12:00
Thurs: 11:00 - 13:00

Saturday, 11 July 2020

SUNDAY 12TH JULY - PUBLIC WORSHIP RECOMMENCES IN CHURCH


This Sunday, at 09.30 we will be welcoming back our Storytelling service participants, and their service will also be streamed via Facebook Live.

At 10.30 will be the "Together Apart" service from the Nave which will, as usual, be available on Zoom. 


To comply with the guidance from the Government and the Church of England, please note the following arrangements for public worship: 

·    Numbers are limited so we can comply with social distancing rules. 
·  Please don’t come into church if you or someone in your household has symptoms of COVID-19.
·  On arrival, please use the hand sanitiser provided, and give the welcomer on duty your name (and contact details if we don’t have them). This is for track and tracing should that be needed, and is a way of caring for one another. Records will be kept for 21 days and then destroyed. 
·  Please sit in one of the available chairs. If you are attending with other members of your household, please let the welcomer know so we can adjust seating to accommodate you. Please do not fetch your own chairs from side aisles. This helps us to maintain social distancing, and to know where to clean after the service.
·  There will be no physical sharing of the Peace. The sign-language peace we have been using will continue.
·  Communion will be in one kind only, from the bottom of the chancel step. Please maintain social distancing in the queue for communion, and return to your seat via the side aisle. 
·  Clergy will be using hand sanitiser frequently throughout the service. Orders of service will be available, and will be quarantined after the service before re-use. These will be the same as the one we have been using in "Together Apart".
·  For the first week, there will be an additional prayer at the start of the service that marks the fact we have been out of the building and are now returning, offering to God all that the past months have brought.

  
Our pattern of live-streamed services for this week is below. (accessed via https://www.facebook.com/stmaryhandbridge 

Sunday 12th July
Fifth Sunday after Trinity
0900 - Morning Prayer, from the Lady Chapel of St Mary's
0930 - Storytelling Service, with Revd Ric, beginning outside St Mary's, ending in the Nave (families please bring picnic blankets)
1030 - Together Apart service from the Nave of St Mary's, available on "Zoom" 

Monday, 13th July
0915 - Morning Prayer
1300 - Prayer during the day

Tuesday, 14th July
0915 - Morning Prayer
1300 - Prayer during the day

Wednesday, 15th July
0915 - Morning Prayer
1300 - Prayer during the day

Thursday, 16th July
0915 - Morning Prayer, according to the Book of Common Prayer
1000 - Holy Communion, according to the Book of Common Prayer from the Nave Altar of St Mary's

Friday, 17th July 
0915 - Morning Prayer
1300 - Prayer during the day

Join us in daily prayer using the orders of service that can be found here: 
https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-service-daily-prayer

Saturday, 4 July 2020

CHURCH OPENING TIMES




 St Mary's will be open this week for individuals to pray at the following times:

Sunday (5th) - 10-12
Monday (6th) - 10-12
Tuesday (7th) - 10-12
Wednesday (8th) - 10-12
Thursday (9th) - 11-1
Friday (10th) - 10-12


A message from the Rector, Ric Whaite:

"From today, 4th July, it will be lawful for us to meet together for public worship. As a result, we are making the following plans:
  • We will seek to integrate our zoom services with participation from the St Mary's church building on Sunday mornings, from July 12th. We will aim to do the same for weekday services. This is a long-term commitment congruent with our desire to broaden accessibility to our services. 

  • We will recommence storytelling for children and their families at 0930 on Sunday, 12th July (bring a picnic blanket for your family please!)

Further information will be made available before 12th July."