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Friday 25th September 2020

The Choir Returns

Following a COVID hiatus, the MINE choir return to singing at St Martin's church on Sunday 27th September. Whilst the congregation still can't sing yet, it will be joyous to hear live music again in our churches.

 

Monday 7th September 2020

Wednesday Morning Worship

Wednesday morning worship will resume from the 16th September 9:15am. All welcome to join us.

 

Wednesday 2nd September 2020

Communion Service

Sunday 6th September will see a return to a communion service. This will see our worship gradually return back to some form of normality. Congregational singing is still forbidden, but the choir will be returning soon to sing.

 

Thursday 6th August 2020

New Prayer & Study Videos - Lectio Divina

The Revd Dr Rae Caro is producing a series of videos this week on Lectio Divina (Divine Reading). Check them out on the media page.

 

Friday 17th July 2020

Opening Churches for Worship

We are gradually opening our Churches after the government has given permission for Services to go ahead. However there is still a lot to plan and prepare in terms of making sure our buildings meet all the new safety requirements, with some of our buildings being more easier to manage and make available than others. Therefore opening for public worship will be a gradual process and we’ll let you know as soon as we can what the plans are for your Church.

When Services do resume they will initially feel very different. Do bear with us as Wardens and PCCs work hard to do everything they can to get ready.

 

Wednesday 8th July 2020

Church Reopening

St Martin's will be open for worship again on Sunday 12th July. The service will be adapted and will not contain any hymns or communion. We will still be socially distanced, but we will finally be able to worship together again.

 

Saturday 20th June 2020

Opening Churches for Private Prayer

From this week it is now permissible for churches to open for private prayer, but not worship, in accordance with Government guidelines. This is great news as we can begin to move towards that time when churches will be open for worship as well.

The MINE staff in their weekly zoom prayers discussed this last week. We did a quick mental risk assessment of our churches and how we could take advantage of this development. We determined that St Silas and St Martin’s would be the easiest to open more quickly given the health and safety guidelines we must follow, with others to follow as soon as they can be thoroughly cleaned and risk assessed.

 

Saturday 4th April 2020

Giving

During this time of uncertainty and with people unable to attend church it is inevitable that giving to our parishes will be reduced. If you are able to continue to financially support our churches in meeting the needs of the community then please continue with any standing orders or the envelope scheme. If you do not usually use one of these schemes but would like to support your church then please contact the vicar.