Daily & Sunday Services

St James' Open for Private Prayer
St James' is now open for individual private prayer 10.00-11.00am  Monday - Thursday. 

Sunday Services  

This Sunday sees a significan development in our pattern of worship: the introduction of a 10am Parish Communion in Church.  The PCC is committed to resuming services in as safe a way as possible. In addition worship will continue to be online,as it must to accomodate all who wish to participate.

 

Our worship on Sunday will be:

8.00am BCP Holy Communion in Church

9.00am Kids Service on YouTube

10.00am Parish Communion in Church and live streamed to Facebook and on YouTube later

The number of people we can accommodate in church is limited. To ensure there is space available booking is essential for the 10.00am Parish Communion (booking is not necessary for the 8.00am).

To reserve a place at the 10am Parish Communion please contract the Parish Office 01937 583074.  Bookings will be taken between 9am - 11am Thursday and Friday.

 

Worship in Church

In order to make the service as safe as possible for everyone certain procedures will need to be followed.

  • The wearing of a face covering is mandatory (unless there is a medical reason for you not doing so).
  • The numbers we can seat in church while maintaining social distancing are limited.  If we exceed our limit, then unfortunately people will not be admitted into the building. 
  • We will ask everyone to leave their contact details. These will be used should there be a reported case of Covid-19.
  • Hand-sanitiser will be available for worshippers upon entry into the building and immediately before receiving Holy Communion.
  • Holy Communion will be administered in one kind (the bread) only. This is regarded as complete communion. Of course, one may attend the service without receiving the sacrament.
  • Households and bubbles will be seated together and socially distanced from other households or individuals. Social distancing must be maintained at all times.
  • In order to keep everyone as safe as possible we ask worshippers to pay attention to the instructions given by the sidespeople. Please read the Protocol for Safe Worship Here 
  • Congregational sining is not permitted. Our musical worship will be led by a small group of singers accompanied by the organ.
  • People in the extremely clinically vulnerable group, who have been shielding, are advised by the NHS not to attend events such as public worship. Those in the vulnerable category are advised to consider carefully the NHS's guidance and to base decisions upon it.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/people-at-higher-risk/whos-at-higher-risk-from-coronavirus/

  • Anyone with symptoms of Covid-19 should not attend. Should anyone develop symptoms, to aid contact tracing, they must inform the Parish Office as soon as possible. The symptoms are listed here:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

As you will appreciate without collections from Church Services our finances as a church have been hit severely.  At this difficult time of restrictions the easiest and safest way to support St James' is via standing order or one-off donation through your bank. Details about how to so this are on our Financial Giving Page