Welcome to our worship in wootton bridge!
The PCC have agreed, following advice from our ‘in-house’ medics, that services at both St Edmunds Church and St Marks Church will resume on 7th March.
All services will have to follow the covid 19 guidelines which means masks must be worn and social distancing must be maintained.
It will be necessary to book for services, as before, via the website (cofeparishofwoottonbridge.org.uk) or using the ansaphone service on 301880 – please remember that the ansaphone takes a long time to pick up!
For now, the PCC has decided not to hold Evensong at St Edmund’s on the second and fourth Sundays but the 0800 Holy Communion on the first Sunday and all the Wednesday morning 0930 Holy Communion services will take place.
St Mark’s Church will have a 0930 service every Sunday morning following the normal pattern but the Brunch service will still be for family groups only.
The PCC also agreed that St Edmund’s would be open for services only. We hope to return to having St Edmund’s open for private prayer when it becomes unnecessary to monitor and clean after every visitor.
Hopefully church life will be able to open up fully as we approach the summer – keep on praying!
In these challenging times, we in the Parish of St Edmund with St Mark are praying for all who in our world, in our country, on our Island and in our village whose lives are disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, and particularly for those who are ill and for those who have died. On this page, we have left in place reminders of happier and more normal times, because the Church is there for everyone in good times and in bad.
++ SERVICES ARE RESUMING ++
We are very pleased that we can resume worshipping at St Edmund’s and St Mark’s from March 7th but, due to required social distancing and the need to keep a list of those attending for the NHS Test and Trace scheme, it will be necessary to book if you and/or members of your household want to attend. Thank you for your patience!
“Church is a community of people. Please let us know about changes in your circumstances so that we can support you. Through this difficult time, please know that God is with us, now and always.
With love and prayers in Christ.“
Parish Priest: During our period of Interregnum please either email us at email@example.com or leave a message on 301880.
(Please be aware that both are checked regularly, but not daily).
For additional information, please see the online edition of The Bridge magazine, where you can also find resources to help you in your own prayers and reflection. Contact details are in the magazine, or you can contact us through our Facebook page.
Spiritual Communion (PDF)
Ways to pray if you can’t get to Church
New digital resources
Available including weekly video broadcasts each Sunday; daily audio for prayer for the day, and night prayer; webinars for churches; daily #LiveLent content; new mental health reflections; and apps and smart speaker skills.
Following the upgraded work the church building is now a warm & bright space, with wifi available for hirers and users of the premises.
We recently received a grant from The WightAid Foundation towards the next phase of work.
Our thanks go to EVERYONE – volunteers & donors – but especially to Stephen Capps, who has worked tirelessly. You have all made this truly amazing transformation possible!