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Letter from Revd Leonora Hill, 'Signpost' & services - July 2020

on Thu, 02/07/2020 - 4:00pm

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Revd Leonora Hill
Email: [email protected]

Dear Friends,

We have been discovering a lot during lockdown! Our 10:00am Holy Communion service via Zoom has been attracting on average thirty-six people a week. This is more than any of our usual Sunday services and a fact that has been repeated up and down the country; when we do return to some kind of normality we cannot assume that it is going to be “business as usual”. So, for now, the risk assessments are done and our preparations to re-open the churches for private prayer are almost complete. The plan is to open each of the six churches within the Ridgeway Benefice on a set day of the week.

Prior to announcing the resumption of services, we need time to reflect on what we have learnt over the last few months and what better time to do that than the traditional holiday months of July and August. For the time being we will continue to gather via Zoom on a Sunday morning for Holy Communion with Morning/Evening Prayer continuing on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Whilst there are no plans to introduce outside services this summer, we are delighted that initial plans are going ahead to celebrate Education Suday (13th September) at St Mary’s Childrey.

We look forward to sharing further news with you in September.

Rector Leonora