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In this section you will find articles by our Rector, our Reader, links to news from the parish, and updates on Covid-19 measures affecting church access.

Recent posts can be found using the links in the right hand column of this page (if you are using a computer) or at the end (if you are using a tablet or phone) to read recent posts.

Thanks for visiting the website and we hope to welcome you to one of our churches in the near future.

Services in January 2022

UPDATE Services in the Church: Covid-19 public health measures update

9 January 2022 update

Following the appearance and spread of the Omicron variant we announce these updates to our local precautions.

1. Masks to be worn please (unless exempt) at all services; including for  congregational singing. 

2. Worshippers are encouraged to take a lateral flow test before coming  to any of our larger services: 09.30am; Woodmancote 11.15am; or Baptisms.

3. Please fully respect the need and comfort of others, allowing space.  Those wishing to ask specifically for this can use a notice sheet provided.

4. Please expect ventilated churches (and dress with this in mind!).

5. Choir to wear masks when not leading the singing. 

6. Post-service refreshments re-instated in the Parish Hall from 9 January.

7. We do NOT require pre-bookings for Services. 

Parish Hall Drop-in – following news of the huge increase in Covid cases, it has been decided not to open the Drop-In sessions on Mondays at present. We  will notify immediately that there is any decision to re-open. 


News and notices

A web version of the weekly pew sheet is available in our news section

 

Some of our events and special services

Climate Sunday 2021 - the altar decorated with messages

 

Climate Sunday 2021

Prayers were offered on boats, following the thought from Christian Aid "The climate crisis is a storm that affects us all, but we are not all in the same boat." 

 

 

 

 


Remembrance Sunday 2021

 

Remembrance Sunday

Wreaths were laid once again at the memorial in Westbourne as a crowd gathered for the Act of Remembrance, November 2021.

Remembrance Sunday 2020 (this opens in a new window and goes to a member of the congregation's YouTube video)

 

 

 

 

 

 


Candles lit at the altar

 

Supporting those who have lost friends and loved ones

Candles lit in memory of those who died in the last two years at the Friends & Relatives Remembrance Service, November 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easter flowers display in church

 

Floral displays

The church has a wonderful group of flower arrangers. This is an example of their work from Easter 2021.

We are collecting more images of the flowers from special events, please do share them with us.

Christmas 2020 flowers

Easter 2021 online photo competition

 


 

 

 


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