Reopening plans for church services

New Website

St Matthew's launched this new websits in August 2020. If you have any comments or suggestions please forward them to Mike Rayner or Chris Taft via the church office.

 

Church re-opening: new patterns from 6th September 2020

We are working towards expanding into being more the church family we’re familiar with: across the generations and meeting together in worship face to face. We will be able to have Holy Communion again. We will be able to gather in the space dedicated to worship. We will be able to welcome new people to our worship and connect with them face to face. We will also be live streaming the service from church for those who are not in the building physically.

First of all, we are doing everything we can to keep everyone as safe as possible. Below are some details about what we are doing to keep everyone as safe as possible. Please rest assured that we have followed both Government and Church of England guidance carefully. The church and parish centre will have been cleaned before you come. We have set up everything to maintain 2m social distance and a one-way flow-through.

The service pattern from September.

Our Youth and Children’s work will begin again in a modified form. Parents will be receiving a letter from Kate Smith and Naomi Shaw giving details about how and when this will happen.

For all of our church family, Sunday services will revert to this pattern:

First Sunday 6th September

1030 Holy Communion including children/young people’s provision in the parish centre

Second Sunday

1030 Morning Prayer (children/young people’s provision online although they are of course welcome in the main service)

Third Sunday

1030 Holy Communion (children/young people doing Wild Worship in person)

Fourth Sunday

1030 Morning Prayer (children/young people’s provision online although they are of course welcome in the main service)

Fifth Sunday

1030 Holy Communion (no children and young people’s provision but they are welcome in church)

Online service

The on-line provision will continue, but as a Livestream from the service in church. Please follow this link for the live steam: St Matthew's YouTube Channel

Please note that the video quality may be poor during the first week of live streaming (6th September) as we await a faster broadband connection. It is hoped that this will be fixed by the following week and we ask for you patience as we commence this new way of connecting us all together.

 

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