Public worship is permitted under the current lockdown. Everyone considering attending church should make their own decision about whether it is right for them to do so. And the current restrictions must be observed at all times. This page will be updated as things change, so please keep checking regularly.
During the Coronavirus pandemic, we are able to do less than we normally do. For example, we are unable to sing as a congregation. And you should wear a face covering throughout the service. For most services, it isn’t necessary to book a place in advance but you should come early to avoid disappointment. Children are always welcome.
From 17 January 2021, we will be holding one Parish Service each Sunday at 10am in St Mary’s, and two online Parish Services at 11am and 6pm.
Despite the restrictions, this is our worship. God is with us.
Parish Service each Sunday at 10am in St Mary’s Church
We will alternate between two styles of service; a contemporary service with sung praise led by our worship band and a more traditional service with organ. Where possible, each Sunday will include Holy Communion. Our preaching is Bible-based and seeks to provide thoughtful connections for contemporary living.
Parish Online Worship led by St Peter’s at 11am each Sunday
From 17 January, we will be holding our worship online, via Zoom.
Our music will be led by members of St Peter’s music group.
To join the online service, please CLICK HERE
Meeting ID: 830 8993 3568; Passcode: 791188
Parish Online Worship led by St Mary’s at 6pm each Sunday
Our interactive worship on Zoom includes sung worship, Bible reading, prayer, a talk and after-service chat.
To Join us live on Zoom at 6pm, please CLICK HERE. Alternatively, dial in by phone to 0203 481 5237 or 0203 481 5240, Meeting ID: 845 2177 1167.
Daily Prayer at 09:30 each day live-streamed from our parish, seven days a week. You don’t need to join Facebook to view the page.
Christians pray to God. That’s because Christianity isn’t a theory or a philosophy. It’s a relationship with God who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Prayer can take many forms. All prayer is being aware of God. Silent prayer is powerful. Words help too. You can use your own words in a kind of honest conversation with God. In this Daily Prayer, we use structured prayers to help us. These words are mostly based on the Bible.
To begin with, Daily Prayer can feel a bit ‘wordy’. But relax. Let the words wash over you like the lyrics of a song. If your mind wanders, don’t tell yourself off. Just come back to the awareness of God who is with you wherever you are.
We use the Morning Prayer of the Church of England. You can simply watch and pray with us. But if you want to participate more deeply, you can
- Open a new window or use a second screen to follow the text of the prayers and readings here. Follow the ‘Morning Prayer (Contemporary) link’.
- Download the Daily Prayer app, which is available for iOs or Android.
The Parish Prayer Meeting will be held on zoom on the third Wednesday each month at 5:30pm. Join members of the parish online to pray by clicking on the banner above.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, 17 to 23 January 2021
United Service 2021: ‘Abiding in Christ’, Sunday 17 January at 6:30pm
Hosted by Trinity Methodist Church and led by Rev Debbie Borda, with speaker Fr David Bagstaff from St Edmund’s RC Church.
To join the Zoom service, please CLICK HERE
Meeting ID: 851 2979 7503; Passcode: 103875
Alternatively, you can dial in using the following phone numbers:
+44 203 481 5237
+44 203 481 5240
+44 203 901 7895
+44 131 460 1196
+44 203 051 2874
Lunchtime Prayer Sessions
These will take place daily at 12:30pm on Zoom and will last around 40 – 45 minutes. Details below.
Monday 18 January, led by Laura Pope (St Mary’s Church)
Tuesday 19 January, led by Graham Jack (West Road / Westley Community Church)
Wednesday 20 January, details to be confirmed
Thursday 21 January, led by Fr David Bagstaff (St Edmund’s Church)
Friday 22 January, led by Andrew Caldecott (Christ Church Moreton Hall)
Saturday 23 January, led by Adrian Mann (St John’s Church / North Bury Team)