Services & Prayer Resources
Services at both St Edmunds Church and St Marks Church have resumed.
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!
As we continue through these difficult times, please know that God is with us, now and always.
With love and prayers in Christ
|The Ministry Team are continuing to provide a video service on Youtube each month, and the current such service – a service of the Stations of the Cross – can be found at https://youtu.be/5QF_6WfAI9k|
A video service was arranged by the World Day of Prayer of Vanuatu and is available on WDPIC You Tube channel and the link is https://youtu.be/0rWE3TCR59U You can still make a donation to World Day or Prayer via the website; direct to the office; or Text message to 70085 using the phrase 2021WDP and then adding the amount they wish to donate ie 2021 WDP 5.
Reflection – 2nd Sunday of Easter
HRH PRINCE PHILIP, DUKE OF EDINBURGH: Further to the announcement we wish to join with the nation in remembering the Duke, and pray for Her Majesty the Queen and all members of the Royal family at this time. May they be afforded privacy and time to grieve without the intrusion of the media. Due to restrictions still issued for the current Covid19 pandemic, there will not be physical books of condolence in churches but the Church of England have opened an online book of condolence that anyone may add to.
Please be aware that it has been agreed to keep Holy Cross and St Peter’s churches open on a daily basis for private prayer and the lighting of candles until the funeral. Please do observe the Covid regulations when visiting the churches.
The Ministry Team is providing a video service on Youtube each month – the second such service is a service of Holy Communion. At present our Sunday services will continue.
The Churchwardens and the Ministry team hope you will have a much better 2021
Portsmouth Cathedral are streaming regular services.
The diocesan service will be streamed from our Cathedral at 9.30am.