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
We are look forward to giving you a warm (and socially distanced!) welcome to our church building! This said Communion service lasts around 35 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 return on the first Sunday of each month from May 2021. Everyone is welcome to attend but we will prioritise bookings for people with children on those Sundays.
Booking is essential as our seating capacity is currently reduced. Details on how to book are a little further down this page.
We have worked hard following 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
Sit only with people from your household or bubble.
Do not mix or have conversations with people from other households while inside the building (instead, please enjoy their company outside afterwards)
Please do not attend if you are unwell, have symptoms of Covid 19, or are self isolating for any reason.
Bookings can be made one week in advance via Eventbrite please click the link below. Bookings will close at midday each Friday. Any problems, contact us at email@example.com
HOW TO BOOK
Sunday 9th May 2021 - HC
Click here to book
NB Booking opens 12:00 Mon 3rd May
Booking closes 12:00 Fri 7th May
Sunday 16th May 2021 - HC
Click here to book
NB Booking opens 12:00 Mon 10th May
Booking closes 12:00 Fri 14th May
Sunday 23rd May 2021 - HC
Click here to book
NB Booking opens 12:00 Mon 17th May
Booking closes 12:00 Fri 21st May
Sunday 30th May 2021 - HC
Click here to book
NB Booking opens 12:00 Mon 24th May
Booking closes 12:00 Fri 28th May
F.A.Q.s (Updated April 2021)
Things will continue to look a little different on a Sunday and the answers below aim to give you an idea of what to expect:
Do I need to book?
Yes please! see the information above.
Do I need to wear a facemask?
Yes please! From the government has made it mandatory to wear a facemask in a place of worship. Will will have a small supply at church in case you forget.
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 in person yet. 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 person.
Who can I sit with?
You can sit with members of your own household or bubble.
Where can I sit?
We have marked out our pews to enable social distancing throughout the building. Each 'pew end' is 1.5m wide so big enough to fit 3 people, and we have a few 'ends' which can accommodate 4/5 people.
Will the congregation be able to sing?
Sadly not at the moment due to current guidance.
Will we have bread and wine at Communion?
Communion will be bread only at present.
Will there be coffee or a chance to socialise indoors?
At the moment we cannot offer refreshments, or mix with other households indoors before or after the service. We encourage you to catch up with friends outside in a group of up to 6/ 2 households following the current social distancing guidance.
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 over 70 or in a vulnerable group - can I come to a service?
Yes you can! Gathering in a group indoors carries it's own risks and we ask people to make their own decision regarding this. We encourage everyone to keep following current government guidance that applies to them whatever age we are.
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.
Will there be an 8am service?
Due to the extra cleaning required we unable to hold more than one 'in-person' service on Sundays at present.
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.