What does this mean for the churches?
Update 11th April:
We have now resumed morning prayer in our churches from this week. Tuesdays in Farrington Gurney, Wednesdays in Paulton and Thursdays in High Littleton. The churches will be open from 9.30am for quiet reflection and there will be morning prayer from 10am. Masks and social distancing will be in effect for these services.
In May, we will open each church in sequence with a service and APCM where the main focus of discussion will be re-ordering of the buildings to make us fit for future growth.
High Littleton will open from the 16th of May at 9.30am (there will be a pre-recorded service available online this Sunday)
Farrington will open from the 23rd of May at 9.30am (Pentecost) – (there will be a pre-recorded service available online this Sunday)
There will be a 9.30am service at High Littleton on the 30th of May and then Paulton will open at 11am (also online)
Our 11am Sunday Communion service at Paulton Church is livestreamed via twitch.tv. We look forward to seeing you all again.
What if I need help or support at this time?
Please contact your local church’s Church Warden. They will be able to help you find the support you need during this time. You can do this by visiting our Contact page.
Are there any resources we can use at home during this time?
Our vicar, Adam Pitt, has created an excellent ‘Survival Kit‘ booklet. You can download it here.
This booklet is intended as a resource for us to be able to continue to worship together during this period of lockdown.
We can read, reflect and pray together each Sunday at 9.30am. We may be separated in our homes for the moment, but we can gather together in spirit.
Until we can once again meet fully in our church buildings, we worship together in the knowledge that we are one body, with Christ as our head.
Click here to see all of our lockdown and home church posts.
We have now moved away from using Zoom to livestreaming via twitch.tv – to join us, no app is required, you just click the banner below at 11am on Sunday to be taken to our Twitch page. The audio quality should be much better, during Lockdown we will be using Zoom to communicate with one another and join in the liturgy together. The link for the Zoom meetings will be sent out each week via the mailing list.
In order to sign up to hear more about this, please join our mailing list. You can unsubscribe at any time and we’ll only send you updates about our church services and events.
What about children’s worship?
Adam will be posting video ‘Acts of Worship’ regularly to the the website. They can be found on the front page or you can see them all by clicking here. We will continue to email our Messy Church families with ideas and updates. If you’d like to sign up for these emails, please visit our Messy Church page.
Are the churches open for prayer?
The churches are open for quiet prayer from 9:30am and morning prayer from 10:00-11:00am on the following days:
- Farrington Gurney on Tuesdays
- Paulton on Wednesdays
- High Littleton on Thursdays
There will be clear guidance for how to remain socially distanced whilst you visit our churches.