REOPENING PLACES OF WORSHIP
WEST Mersea – St Peter & St Paul
THE GOVERNMENT AND ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY HAVE NOW ADVISED THAT RESTRICTED PUBLIC WORSHIP MAY RESTART.
FROM SUNDAY, JULY 5TH, WE WILL HOLD TWO SERVICES PER WEEK. MAXIMUM PERMITTED CAPACITY WILL BE 30 PERSONS. IF YOU HAVE COVID-19, OR DISLAY SYMPTOMS, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER.
A SPOKEN BCP SERVICE OF HOLY COMMUNION, WILL BE HELD EACH SUNDAY MORNING AT 08:00 AM.
A SIMPLE PRAYER SERVICE WILL BE HELD EACH WEDNESDAY MORNING AT 10:00 AM.
MEANWHILE, OUR ONLINE ZOOM SERVICE OF UNITED WORSHIP, AT 10:00AM EACH SUNDAY, WILL CONTINUE TO BE HELD
THE CHURCH WILL REMAIN OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER BETWEEN 09:30 – 12:00 ON WEDNESDAYS ONLY
SPECIAL SERVICES FOR WEDDINGS, FUNERALS, BAPTISMS & READING OF BANNS
MAY NOW ALSO BE HELD. CONTACT OUR OFFICE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
WITH REGARD TO OUR ANNUAL PARISH COUNCIL MEETING, GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS PERMITTING, WE HOPE TO HOLD THIS ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH @11.30 AM.
PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR OUR COUNTRY; PRAY FOR OUR VULNERABLE PEOPLE;
AND PRAY THAT THIS GENERATION MAY FIND THE CORRECT PATH TO SWIFTLY MAKE BRITAIN GREAT AGAIN, AND TO REUNITE OUR ISLAND KINGDOM ONCE MORE.
MEANWHILE – WE REGRET, BUT, ASIDE THE “PORCH PANTRY”, FOR HEALTH REASONS, THE CHURCH BUILDING WILL REMAIN CLOSED OTHER THAN FOR THE SERVICES LISTED ABOVE.
East Mersea – St Edmund King & Martyr
St Edmund King & Martyr at East Mersea shall be opening on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.
There is a one way system in place, books and service sheets are not available and the whole of the north side of the Church has been roped off.
The Church will be unattended whilst open.
Sunday Morning – 09:30 services only at present
There will be a Service of Holy Communion on 1st & 3rd Sundays, all others Lay led Morning Prayer (BCP)
St Stephen’s Church – Gt Wigborough
Due to the delay in the Nave work, and the need of the Chancel to store electrical items of heaters and lighting which will shortly be arriving, we can not at the present time open the Church for private Prayer safely, and therefore St.Stephens will remain closed .
We have put an article into the Parish news magazine and a poster up outside the Church explaining the reasons why as attached.
Although the Nave work continues, it will probably not be completed until late July. Unfortunately the wall heaters and new floods can not be fitted until Mid September, due to instructions regarding not to disturb the Bats. However the bat issue should not stop us accessing the Church and we will review the situation again when the Floor and decoration work is completed .