Service Times

Service Times

Each Sunday

8.30 am
:
Holy Communion in Small Hall of Parish Centre.

11.00 am:
1st Sunday Holy Communion
2nd Sunday Morning Prayer
3rd Sunday Holy Communion
4th Sunday Service of The Word - Family Service
5th Sunday Morning Prayer

Key Safety Protocols

Thursday, 18 June 2020

Noticeboard Saturday 21st June to 19th July 2020

Noticeboard Saturday 21st June to 19th July 2020

 

Sun 21st June

           

11.00am - Holy Communion on FACEBOOK live until restrictions are lifted     

 

 

Tues 23rd June          

 

8.00pm - Bible Study of following Sun readings via Zoom details Wm. 4621044

 

 

Saturday 27th June

 

7.00pm - Taize Style Ecumenical Service on Facebook live using Sunday’s readings

 

 

Sun 28th June

 

11.00am – Family Service on FACEBOOK live until restrictions are lifted

 

 

Tues 30th June

 

8.00pm - Bible Study of following Sun readings via Zoom details Wm. 4621044

 

 

Wed 1st July

 

10.00am - 1st Wed of the month HC with prayers for the sick RETURNED to Church with social distancing measures in place, also on FB live. Please see note below *

 

 

Sun 5th July

        

8.30am - Holy Communion RETURNED to Church with social distancing measures in place.  Will not be on FACEBOOK live

   

11.00am -  Holy Communion  RETURNED to Church with social distancing measures in place also on FACEBOOK live, please see note below *      

 

 

 Tues 7th July

 

8.00pm - Bible Study of following Sun readings via Zoom details Wm. 4621044

              

 

Saturday 11th July

 

7.00pm - 2nd Sat Taize Style Ecumenical Vine service Facebook Live only, no congregation, keeping the church sterile for 11am service on Sun. Facebook Live on @stmaelruainscoi

 

 

Sun 12th July

        

8.30am - Holy Communion RETURNED to Church with social distancing measures in place.  Will not be on FACEBOOK live

   

11.00am –  Morning Prayer  RETURNED to Church with social distancing measures in place also on FACEBOOK live, please see note below *   

 

 

Tuesday 14th July

8.00pm - Bible Study of following Sun readings via Zoom details Wm. 4621044

  

 

Sun 19th July

        

8.30am - Holy Communion RETURNED to Church with social distancing measures in place.  Will not be on FACEBOOK live

   

11.00am -  Holy Communion  RETURNED to Church with social distancing measures in place also on FACEBOOK live, please see note below

 

 

Notes:

 *On return to Church please be assured that while the services will still be posted online, only the Rector and the Ukulele player will feature on camera.

Since the start of the pandemic the clergy have been advised to receive the wine in Holy Communion on behalf of the congregation and I would quite understand if people want to receive the bread spiritually especially as you will be wearing facemasks indoors.

 

*Sun 8.30am Holy Communion Services cancelled until restrictions are lifted on 29th June 2020

Select Vestry (8th April) and Easter Vestry (19th April) postponed due to Corona Virus

 

Please read re: reopening:
Churches will open their doors again on 30th June with services starting 5th July unless we are advised otherwise. We plan on resuming with our 8.30am Holy Communion service without hymns. At this service we normally had less than fifteen people so we don’t anticipate that social distancing will be a problem, this service is quiet and meditative. As our 11.00am services resume I expect there will be some reluctance for parishioners to congregate.

We plan on having every third pew in use with two meters dividing non household members.


Photographs to give an idea of what social distancing at two meters will look like in church,


If numbers require, we can use our porch and vestry which are wired for sound and we also have the option of using our halls where we can broadcast the service live. We will use sheets instead of hymn books and prayer books. So, plans are in place for keeping everyone safe while still being able to come together as a parish community. As guidelines recommend facemasks should be worn while congregating indoors. Please see photos highlighting social distancing in Church. When people are exiting, we envisage opening both doors at entrance of church and will encourage people to leave the building quickly and have a chat outside in the open air. Regarding Holy Communion, I will wear a mask for the consecration and distribute in the aisle and I will quite understand if people want to receive spiritually.

 

 

All activities suspended till restrictions lifted

Bible Study will continue on zoom for now

 

All Services via Facebook Live till restrictions lifted

Link to service will be available on Parish website later in day of recording.