Online @ 9
Each Sunday we gather online from 8:45am for morning prayer at 9am via our facebook page, the service is about 30 minutes in length. All you need to do is click here to go to the Facebook page and scroll down to find the livestream.
You can download the service sheet in word or pdf here so that you have everything you need to join in with the songs, prayers and readings.
We will be online from around 8:45am each Sunday to say hello, chat and answer questions (just type in the comments and we will see them), and then we stay online after the service for a 'virtual' coffee till 9:45am
A video of each week's service is uploaded shortly afterwards on our Facebook page so if you can't join us live you can catch up later.
In Church @ 10:30am
This is a Communion service lasts around 45 minutes and will have the same teaching as the Online @ 9 service. All the words will be on the screens (we are paper free to minimise risk) so you might like to bring a bible with you.
Our Family Service will is taking a summer break and will return on the first Sunday of each month from September 2021. Click here for further information on the Family Service.
From 1st August 2021 booking is no longer required apart from for our Family Services.
We continue to follow Government and Church of England guidance to create as safe a space as possible for us to worship in, but we need your help too.
Please play your part in keeping one another safe by practising the following when in church:
You can find out more in our FAQ's below
Doors will open at 10:15am
Please handgel your hands as you enter church, and bring your own gel to use before communion.
Use the QR code in the porch to participate in NHS test and trace (we will also keep records for 21 days only)
Wear your facemask/covering at all times while in church
You may choose where and with who you sit with, please leave space between your group and those around you.
Enjoy social time outside of the building after the service
Please do not attend if you are unwell, have symptoms of Covid 19, or are self isolating for any reason.
F.A.Q.s (Updated August 2021)
Things will continue to evolve on a Sunday as we respond to the pandemic, here's an idea of what to expect:
Do I need to book?
Booking is no longer required for our regular10:30am service, but will be required for Family Services from September.
Do I need to wear a facemask?
Yes please! Wearing a mask keeps others safe and is a simple way to love our neighbours. We ask that you wear a face covering throughout the service.
Can children attend?
Yes. Children will need to stay seated with their parents/careers throughout the service, as we aren't running children's groups this summer. Please feel free to bring toys, colouring, snacks, devices (with headphones) etc. for them if needed.
You can find out about Junior Church online here, and will update as and when children's and youth groups are able to restart in the Autumn.
Who can I sit with?
You can free to sit with whoever you like, but best to prearrange this in advance.
Where can I sit?
We have changed our layout to enable a more flexible approach to social distancing. You can sit anywhere on the pew but we ask that you social distance from the next group or person along.
Will the congregation be able to sing?
Yes, we will be singing two songs at each service during August, but ask that you wear a facemask throughout.
Will we have wine at Communion?
Communion will continue to be bread only at present.
Will there be coffee or a chance to socialise indoors?
At the moment we unable to offer refreshments, and ask you not to socialise indoors before or after the service. We encourage you to catch up with friends outside in the churchyard after the service. We hope to be able to offer refreshments again in the Autumn.
Will the toilets be open?
Yes, but in a limited capacity. Please observe the additional hygiene procedures in place, and should you have to queue please social distance.
I'm in a vulnerable group - should I come to a service?
We encourage everyone to keep following current government or medical guidance that applies to them.
Our mid-week service on Wednesdays typically has a smaller congregation so is a great place to worship if you are concerned about being in a larger group.
What should I do if I get Covid 19 and have been to a service recently?
Should you become ill and have attended a service at St Mary's please let us know ASAP. We have set procedures to follow in the event of a known case of Covid in our building, and letting us know means we can do our part in keeping others safe.
If you have any questions please do contact us.
Test & Trace
Please see the link here for full information about tracing. We will need to store the information of your attendance, your name and contact information to be safe under the test & trace guidance. You will receive a copy when your booking is confirmed.