Sunday Worship in our Churches

Opening Church – News

There will be a Parish Eucharist at Christ Church, Derry Hill on Sunday 16th August at 10am.  If you would like to attend this service please ring 01249 817926 or email    lindac@mardenvale.org.uk   to let me know by 8pm on Saturday 15th August.  This is so we can ensure that social distancing measures are adequate.

There will be a service of Morning Prayer at St John the Baptist, Foxham on Sunday 9th August at 10am. Please contact me by 8pm on Saturday 8th August using the details above if you wish to attend.

There is a lot  information to take in and this will continue to be the case as we work our way cautiously through this time of easing lockdown measures.  I realise that for many none of this feels like ‘church’ or ‘worship’.  My intention always, is to enable each one of us to worship and to meet with God in ways which are prayerful, meaningful, nourishing, joyful and safe, whether we are at home, in church, out walking, by the sea or on top of a mountain…and to know that we are connected to each other, and that despite our current circumstances we are the body of Christ.  Much of what we are experiencing may not feel like corporate worship just now, but my prayer when putting services together online or adapting services for socially distanced church, is that God knows we are together in worship and that God honours our offering of that worship.

Wherever and however you worship, I pray that you know you are held in God’s loving embrace, together with all God’s beloved children.