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  

During lockdown St James' worship has continued each weekday morning and every Sunday online.  We are delighted that limited public worship in the church building has resumed.  The PCC is committed to resuming services in as safe a way as possible. We enter a period when there will be limited worship in our building and our online worship will continue.

Our worship on Sunday will be:

8.00am BCP Holy Communion in Church (livestreamed to Facebook)

10.00am Sunday Worship on Facebook Live and YouTube later

 

8.00 am BCP Holy Communion

There is space for more people to attend this service.  We understand that some, not wanting to take someone else's place, have been holding back from attending.  We can assure you that we are no where near capacity.  So if you want to come, and think it is safe for you to attend, please feel free to do so.  As numbers are small there is no need to book in advance.

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

  • In light of the government's emerging guidance on face-coverings the Church of England is reviewing its own guidance.  We would advise worshippers to wear a face covering (unless there is a medical reason for you not doing so).
  • The numbers we can seat in church while maintaining social distancing are limited. So far we have been a long way off reaching capacity.  But just in case there is a sudden revival and we exceed our limit, in this event 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 spaced at 2 metre distance 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 
  • 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/