Open for tourists. We are really sorry that we can’t staff any opening times in the week beginning Sunday 8 August – but the good news is that we now think we are in a position to resume our pre-pandemic pattern of simply leaving the church open through each day beginning Sunday 15 August.
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). Morning Worship at 11.00 on 15 August, Holy Communion on 22 and 29 August, Morning Worship on 5 September, and All Age Worship with a Baptism (not Holy Communion) on 12 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 as we don’t have the capacity to produce them well at the moment, 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.