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
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
"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."