Our Living Church

Our Living Church

We are open for Public Worship again!

Sunday services started again on  2nd August. There was an 8.15 am service that took place in the choir stalls and 16 people attended. 


An 11 o'clock service was attended by 38 people.  Rev. Stuart introduced the service and welcomed the congregation. Clare Dean, our new Curate, then commenced the service and read the Old Testament reading.


Rev. Stuart read the Gospel and gave a reflection on the reading. 


Rev. Sue then showed the congregation a group of watercolours she had completed giving  ‘Artistic Impressions of Lock Down’ 


Mary Charlton led the congregation in the intercessions. 


Rev. Stuart closed the service with the blessing. 


There were no hymns but Kim played the tune of each hymn on the piano where appropriate .


The services could not be called normal as a social distancing had to be observed and face masks worn. However, everyone was pleased to be in church and able, at a distance and wearing face masks, to socialize however briefly. 


It was good to hear the bells being rung again by 4 ringers Bridget and Greg ,Mick and Joan .


Mike Purcell



St Mary and St. Bartholomew

High St