Church Community Room Update for 16th September 2020
COMMUNITY ROOMS HAVE NOW REOPENED INLINE WITH GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES.
Church Worship This Sunday
SUNDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER: Holy Communion, led by our own minister, Rev. Fran Rhys, organist Bob Rees. This will be the first Communion service since re-opening, and Rev. Fran Rhys will be guiding us through the appropriate procedures for holding Communion safely.
you shouldn't come to church if you think you may have coronavirus symptoms. Also, don't come if you feel uncertain whether you should be in church for health reasons, because God in Christ is with us wherever we are.
Some people will decide for health reasons, because of shielding others, or other factors that put them in high risk categories, that they will not be able to return to the church building for the time being, and this will include a number of local preachers and supernumeraries (retired ministers.)
In order to ensure that private prayer or led-worship can take place as safely as possible, what will take place on a Sunday morning in the building will have a different feel. The following will be some of the features of private prayer / worship (where a preacher or worship leaders are available):
This all sounds rather restricted and requires considerable coordination to put into practice, but it would be really good for some people at least to see each other again and together give thanks to God for our gift of life, even in the midst of difficult circumstances. Already a number of people have volunteered to help with door-minding and cleaning, wearing the requisite PPE. Please let Rev Fran Rhys know if you'd also like to be involved in this way. Fran and pastoral visitors look forward to seeing some of you back at Sunday morning worship, and continuing to hear others on the 'phone or online.
Remember what Jesus had to say to his disciples in lockdown, at the first Easter: "Do not be afraid... Peace be with you." (Gospel of John, chapter 20)
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