Our Sunday Worship video for 26th July (see below) follows the theme of ‘the pearl of great price).
Meanwhile, we have had 47 different people worship come to at least one of the small safe Communion services we have held over the last two weeks, and the gentle pattern continues for at least a while.
It has made us identify a further 47 or so people who we might have expected to worship with in any given two week period at the beginning of the year, so we might gently explore how many of them don’t know about our new service pattern, know but don’t wish to be part of unnecessary social gathering yet, or simply don’t find the new temporary pattern meets their needs.
And we are looking at the challenging guidelines for tourism openings. Expectations about stewarding and regular deep cleaning seem predicated on a paid or voluntary staff a good way beyond one of three churches which might expect to see 94 different worshippers over any given two week period, but we will see what we can do.
We continue to provide a fresh Sunday Worship video each week in partnership with West Lane Baptist Church, accessible from the front page of our churches’ websites by a single click, and with the audio of the most recent service also accessible by a normal rate phone call 01535 286387.
We continue to provide set times when the churches are open for private prayer at present:
Sundays – 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm – St Gabriel’s, Stanbury
Mondays – 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm – St Michael’s, Haworth
Wednesdays – 9.00 am to 11.00 am – St James’, Cross Roads
Fridays – 11.00 am to 1.00 pm – St Michael’s, Haworth
We have begun to celebrate Communion for small congregations prayerfully and safely, initially as the last half hour of the weekly prayer times:
Sundays – 3.30 pm – St Gabriel’s, Stanbury
Mondays – 7.30 pm – St Michael’s, Haworth
Wednesdays – 10.30 am – St James’, Cross Roads
Fridays – 12.30 pm – St Michael’s, Haworth
We continue to offer an on-line prayer fellowship group (‘Breathing Space’) coordinated by firstname.lastname@example.org.