Good morning to you all, and another beautiful morning – even some frost out there. We will be open again for Worship, from Sunday 6th December:
Corporate Worship in our church buildings: Tier three guidance – please read. We will let you know of any further updates, as we receive them.
We are in tier 3, and have to adhere to all covid-secure precautions that we had in place before this current lockdown and the following:
Please observe 2metre social distancing at all times, and we are not permitted to mix with anyone outside our household bubble either inside or outside our church buildings. However tempting it is to go and chat to someone we haven’t seen for ages, please refrain from doing so as it is a tier 3 condition that we are not to mix.
We will resume our recent pattern of services from 6th December 2020:
1st and 3rd Sundays, 9.30 at St Peter’s & 11.00 at St Mildred’s
2nd & 4th Sundays 10.00 at St Dunstan’s
Every Sunday: 8.00 at St Dunstan’s Said Eucharist
Every Wednesday 10.00 at St Mildred’s Said Eucharist
10.00 Matins on-line 1st & 3rd Sundays with John Morrison
Advent & Christmas services
Please note that all non-eucharistic services (Contemplating Advent, Nine Lessons & Carols, Epiphany Carol Service) during this difficult time are online only and will be broadcast from our church buildings.
If you are in touch with our off-liners, please can you let them know these details
Contemplating Advent: Sunday 13 December – 6.30pm online only,
Benefice Nine Lessons & Carols: Sunday 20 December – 4.30pm online only
Christmas Vigil at 6.30pm St Peter’s also recorded/live streamed
Benefice Midnight Mass – 11.30pm at St Mildred’s – booking required , with guest preacher – also recorded/live streamed
8.00am at St Dunstan’s, Benefice Christmas Said Eucharist – live streamed
10.00am at St Dunstan’s – Benefice Christmas Day Eucharist booking required – live streamed
Epiphany Carol Service: Sunday 3rd January 4.30pm – online only
Coffee and cake today at 2.00 NOT at 3.00
It is difficult to keep on top of all these changes as they come about, but thank you for your patience and support, and we will keep you updated as we receive information.
Jo’s leave: a couple of weeks ago I had planned to go on retreat, needless to say that was cancelled, so instead am taking two days out walking, and will be spending much of that time in prayer.
God Bless you all at this time, and keep well.
From today’s reading in Morning Prayer: Revelation 21: Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away.
Rev Jo Richards
Rector of the Benefice of St Dunstan, St Mildred and St Peter, Canterbury