Services from 26 July


 

Sundays at 10.00am

A short Holy Communion service with said liturgy using Common Worship with sermons following the series on Peter the Apostle until the end of August. See below for details for each Sunday.


Wednesdays at 10.00am

A short Holy Communion service with said liturgy using Common Worship.


Attendance

Unfortunately, the number of people that can attend a service will be restricted by:

  • The repair work on the roof which means that only half the pews will be available for seating and
  • The impact of the current the Church of England requirement to a keep a two-metre distance between households when seated.
These restrictions mean that a maximum of 30 people can be safely accommodated for a service in addition to the celebrant.

These service arrangements will continue until the end of August and will be reviewed once our new vicar, Kate Stowe, joins us in September.


Booking to attend a service

The strict limits on the number of people that can be accommodated in our church means that we must introduce a booking system. When booking, a phone contact number will be required so that we comply with Track and Trace requirements. This information will be securely stored for 21 days and then destroyed.


Booking Process

Booking is on a first come, first serve basis and will open from 9.00am Wednesday for the following  Sunday, with a deadline for each Sunday service being at 5pm on the preceding Saturday.
Bookings for the Wednesday services will also open from 9.00am on the preceding Wednesday. There will be a deadline of 5pm on the preceding Tuesday. 


To enable the maximum number of people to attend a service each week, please restrict yourself to attending only one of the two services. In order to make this a fair process, no phone messages or emails sent before 9am on the preceding Wednesday will be valid.

 

If you are able to attend on a Wednesday, please consider making this choice to enable spaces on a Sunday for those restricted to this day.


Methods of Booking

1. A free online booking system, Eventbrite. This is the preferred option available twenty four hours per day.

Here are the links for booking:

Sunday 9 August 10.00am https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/114855317346 (booking opens 5 August)
Wednesday 12 August 10.00am 
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/114856017440 (booking opens 5 August)
Sunday 16 August 10.00am https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/114856129776 (booking opens 12 August)
Wednesday 19 August 10.00am https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/114856338400 (booking opens 12 August)


2. By email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

3. By phone to the parish office: 0121 681 1940 
 

If all the seats are taken when you try to book by any of these methods you will be able to go on a waiting list.


Live Streaming

We are planning to setup live streaming of these services. These will exclude the receiving of communion. If you would prefer to not be seen on camera, please do not sit in the front three rows.


Keeping yourself and others safe

  • Please do not come to church if you or a member of your household has COVID-19 symptoms or is in quarantine

  • It is not a requirement to wear a face mask but please wear one if you want to

  • Please take all of your papers including paper hankies home with you


    Arriving at Church

    Please arrive promptly at church at 9.40am. Please do not crowd around the door to get in. Everyone will be seated by 9.55am in good time

    On entry to church, please sanitise your hands using the sanitiser in the entrance porch. The stewards will check your name off on their list, explain some instructions and direct you to your seat. We ask you to observe 2 metre social distancing when going to your seat. Please do not stop to chat to anyone. Please fill up from the front of the church. We will try to keep households together.


    Orders of Service

    These will be on a table near the entrance. If you would like to bring your own copy, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and this will be emailed to you. You can then follow the service on a tablet, phone or print your own copy.


    Receiving Communion

    Following Church of England advice, Communion will be offered in one form, the wafer, only.

    The stewards will direct you up to the front of church to receive communion at the chancel steps. Please follow the one-way system marked on the floor at all times.

    Please queue two metres apart & refrain from speaking. Walk towards the priest in single file to the chancel steps where you will receive your communion wafer in the palm of your hand.


    Leaving the service

    After the service, please leave promptly and safely by the one-way system using the side aisle and out through the south side cloister doors. There will be no refreshments after the service. Please move away from both the exit and main doors and disperse. If you want to speak with people, please move away from the church and maintain social distancing.


    Toilets

    The disabled toilet will be available in the church hall. If you need to use this facility please ask one of the stewards who will unlock the hall door for you.

    Please wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before leaving the toilet.

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Sundays A series on the life of Peter the Apostle        
           
Sunday 26 July 
10.00am

 
   
Jesus washes Peter's feet
 

   
           
           
Sunday 2 August
10.00am
Peter's denial of Jesus      
           
           
Sunday 9 August
10.00am

Peter's restoration by Jesus
 
     
           
           
Sunday 16 August
10.00am
Peter's heals a man at the beautiful gate      
           
           
Sunday 23 August
10.00am
Peter and Cornelius      
           
           
Sunday 30 August
10.00am
Peter delivered from prison      
           




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