The Christmas season, which includes the smaller Epiphany season, keeps going all the way to Candlemas and the presentation of Jesus in the temple on 2nd February, transferred to a Sunday celebration on 31st January.
On Wednesday morning (6th January), we begin using the Epiphany services, starting with online morning prayer at 9am for which the service sheet and details can be accessed here. At 5pm on Wednesday, we will be holding a service of spiritual communion for Epiphany in place of evening prayer. This service can be accessed via our Benefice Facebook page by clicking here and the service sheet is at the link below:
During this current lockdown, we are still allowed to gather in church for communion and there will be a service at Lydbrook at 3pm on Sunday 10th January. Please let me Rev Clare Edwards know if you plan to attend by 6pm on Saturday – 01594 726319 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Approximately 1 in 3 people who have coronavirus have no symptoms and given the heightened situation regarding the pandemic, we like to remind those who come to adhere to the social distancing that is in place. On arrival in church please go straight to your seat and stay there. Sadly, wandering around and chatting to others is a risk to all of us and not permitted. Likewise at the end of the service, we are asked to refrain from mingling. If you wish to exchange a greeting with others, then it should be brief, outside and at a 2 metre distance. If we are able to do this, we are confident that our services of communion can continue.
Let’s do our bit and remember, Hands. Face. Space.
Thank you and stay safe.