Online services for week commencing 21st June

Sunday Service – 21st June 2020

Our inclusive Sunday Service from churches across the Worth Valley.

Midweek Reflection – 24th June 2020

In this week’s Midweek Reflection our Rector, Rev Peter Mullins, talks about what has intrigued him recently about the Book of Psalms, and which verses have resonated with him, pointing him towards a better appreciation and use of this important part of our heritage.

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First steps out of lockdown

We are not yet allowed to open for tourists

but

the clock and chimes will be set going again

at 11.21 a.m. on Sunday 21 June

and after that

our churches will then be open for private prayer

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

*  But closed from 12.30 pm on Friday 26 June ahead of a funeral at 1.15 pm

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First steps towards opening up

St Michael’s isn’t quite ready to begin opening up yet. 

The Government has said churches can be open for private prayer from Monday 15June (later changed to Saturday 13 June).  But it says we cannot do so for tourists.  And we don’t have the capacity to do the frequent deep clean needed to keep people safe.   So at the moment we simply shouldn’t go back to leaving this church open all day.  Sorry.

Next Sunday (21 June) we would hope to set the clock and chimes going again soon after 11.00 a.m.  We would also hope to announce then opportunities for private prayer in our churches at set times in that week.  

Meanwhile, we are working hard at the things we are told we need to do before opening: writing the risk assessments; decanting the hand sanitiser; arranging cleaning and supervision rotas.  So please bear with us this week.  

Sunday 14 June

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Online services for week commencing 14th June

During the Coronavirus pandemic we are providing various services and reflections online. We are also adding regular material to our Bronte Virtual Church blog. Please visit our blog for the latest updates.

Please note that our Sunday Services are released at 10:00am on Sundays and our Midweek Reflections are released at 8:00am on Wednesdays. The links below won’t work (they’ll say ‘video unavailable’) until those times. At 10:30am on Sundays, watch the Sunday Service together with our friends from West Lane Baptist Church at a Watch Party on their Facebook Page.

Midweek Reflection – 17th June 2020

This week’s Midweek Reflection is Morning Prayer from the Common Worship materials. View here on Wednesday morning, 17th June, from 8.00am. To join in, you can either download the free Daily Prayer app onto your smartphone, selecting the “Morning Prayer (Contemporary)” option, or go to the Church of England Website. You can also join in later in the day at a time to suit you as the video will remain available here.

Sunday Service – 14th June 2020

Our inclusive Sunday Service from churches across the Worth Valley.

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Online Services for week commencing 7th June

Sunday Service – 7th June 2020

An inclusive service considering the Trinity, the church clock, loneliness and George Floyd.

Midweek Reflection – 10th June 2020

For our Midweek Reflection this week, Rev Anthony Bennett reflects on the New Testament passage from Wednesday’s Morning Prayer lectionary readings. You don’t need to read Morning Prayer before you listen to Anthony but, if you want to, you can either download the free Church of England Daily Prayer app onto your smartphone (and choose the ‘Contemporary’ option), or you can visit the Church of England website’s Prayer and Worship Section.

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