Carol Service 6.00 5th December

We did a Covid safe analysis on 26 November and, although we couldn’t safely accommodate the very large numbers we’ve had at this Carol Service in the years up to and including 2019, we’d hope to have room for an anticipated congregation of up to 100 or so, and we’d encourage mask-wearing.

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Preparing to weave

An art work newly next to St Michael’s, part of a Bradford lighting up installation.  It is with us for a week.  We only had very late notice of its actual arrival, hence the paucity of publicity.  The celebration is of Bradford’s weaving heritage, in this case represented by a ball of wool.

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Open in November

Open for public worship.  11.00 a.m. every Sunday (but see Remembrance Sunday below) – but please continue to observe our existing Covid-safe restrictions (wearing masks if not exempt, social distancing, and so on).   31 October – Climate Sunday Morning Worship.   7 November – Holy Communion.  14 November – Remembrance Morning Worship at 9.30 a.m. followed by service at Village War Memorial at 10.50 a.m.  21 November – All Age Worship (“From A to Z and beyond”).  28 November – Holy Communion.  5 December – Advent Morning Worship.

Open for tourists and private prayer.  We are glad that we are finally able to resume having the church open all day.  From time to time the Friends of the Brontë Church or one of our tour guides may be on hand.     

Worship on-line.  Our weekly videos have had to come to an end but many old ones are still available to view on this page.  But we try to live stream the mid-week Communion from St James’, Cross Roads on our Facebook page at 9.30 a.m. each Wednesday.

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Collecting everything together in one place on 19 September

Open for worship.  We continue to meet each Sunday at 11.00 a.m. (and at 9.30 a.m. at both St Gabriel’s, Stanbury and at St James’, Cross Roads, and mid-week Communion continues at 9.30 a.m. each Wednesday at St James’, Cross Roads).  Holy Communion on 26 September, Michaelmas Morning Worship on 3 October, Holy Communion on 10 October, and Harvest All Age Worship on 17 October (when any gifts will be passed on to the Worth Valley Food bank).   We are still asking those who attend church to wear masks (unless exempt), hand sanitise on entry, and maintain some level of social distancing.

Open for tourists and private prayer.  The church is now once again open through each day.  We may soon have tour guides on duty, possibly each Wednesday.  There is a twenty-five minute talk at the Brontë gravesite in St Michael’s at both 12.00 noon and 2.30 p.m. on Wednesday 22 September (the 200th anniversary of her the funeral of Maria Brontë).

Other prayer opportunities in our churches.  There will be a prayer walk beginning at St James’, Cross Roads 11.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. on Saturday 25 September.  Breathing Space (an opportunity for reflective and silent Christian prayer) is at St Gabriel’s, Stanbury at 7.00 p.m. on Monday 27 September (and each fourth Monday in the month) and at St James’, Cross Roads at 8.45 a.m. on Tuesday 12 October (and each second Tuesday in the month)

Worship on-line.  Our weekly videos have had to come to an end but many old ones are still available to view immediately below this post.  But we live stream the mid-week Communion from St James’ on our Facebook page at 9.30 a.m. each Wednesday (but we won’t manage this on 22 September – sorry).  

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Gathering everything together in one place on 5 September

Open for tourists and private prayer.  The church is now once again open through each day.  We may soon have tour guides on duty, possibly each Wednesday.

Open for worship.  We continue to meet each Sunday at 11.00 a.m. (and at 9.30 a.m. at both St Gabriel’s, Stanbury and at St James’, Cross Roads, and mid-week Communion continues at 9.30 a.m. each Wednesday at St James’, Cross Roads).  All Age Worship with a Baptism (not Holy Communion) on 12 September, and Holy Communion on both 19 and 26 September.   We are still asking those who attend church to wear masks (unless exempt), hand sanitise on entry, and maintain some level of social distancing.

Worship on-line.  Our weekly videos have had to come to an end  but many old ones are still available to view immediately below this post.  But our first experiments with live streaming services (the mid-week Communion from St James’ each time) now appear on our Facebook page.  

200th anniversary of Maria Brontë’s death. A repeated twenty-five minute talk with readings at the grave site in church is planned for Wednesday 15 September (the day of her death) at 12.00 noon and 2.30 p.m., for both Saturday 18 September and Sunday 19 September at 2.30 p.m., and for Wednesday 22 September (the day of her funeral) at 12.00 noon and 2.30 p.m.

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