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Published on 04 December 2020

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6th December to 13th December

Sunday 6th December

4 pm

Said Eucharist

Tuesday

10am

Church open for Individual Prayer

Wednesday

10am

Church open for Individual Prayer

Thursday

10am

Church open for Individual Prayer

Friday

10am

Church open for Individual Prayer

Friday

12 noon

Said Eucharist

Sunday 13th December


4 pm

Said Eucharist

Guidance for coming to a church service
please wear a face covering
New guidance from the government and C. of E. strongly advises the use of face coverings.  This need not be a mask – it could be a scarf or bandana.  There are certain recognized exceptions, e.g. children under 11, and people with disabilities which would make it impossible for them.  Remember masks should be handled with care.  And the most important precautions are still FREQUENT HAND WASHING AND SOCIAL DISTANCING (2 YARDS APART).
Please consider if this is OK for you
  – those with any health issues should still be staying away from others
Some very committed members will feel the time is not right for them
Please come to ONE of the five Masses – so we don’t all come at once

Social Distancing Guidelines

2m social distancing to be maintained at all times

Masks not obligatory – up to you

Use hand gel on arrival & departure, & before Communion

Sit only on marked benches (couples/households can sit together)

If children come they must sit with carers for the whole service

No singing, no raised voices – silence in church is best

No collection plate to be passed round  (offertory bucket at the back) or a link to the On-line Giving App will be provided

Approach one by one for Communion, standing (not using rails)

Communion will be in one kind (wafer) only

Chat after service outside (still keeping 2m apart)

Very Limited Toilet facilities will be available

Worship with joy in our hearts and pray for those who can’t come

Church Services

SCRIPTURE READINGS
FOR THIS WEEK

Sunday 6th December
(2nd Sunday of Advent)
Mark 1.1-8

Monday 7th December
Luke 5 17-26

Tuesday 8th December
Matthew 18.12-14

Wednesday 9th December
Matthew 11.28-end

Thursday 10th December
Matthew 11.11-15


Friday 11th December
Matthew 11.16-19


Saturday 12th December
Matthew 17.10-13

COLLECT FOR

Sunday 6th December


O Lord, raise up, we pray, your power

and come among us,

and with great might succour us;

that whereas, through our sins and wickedness

we are grievously hindered

in running the race that is set before us,

your bountiful grace and mercy

may speedily help and deliver us;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

to whom with you and the Holy Spirit,

be honour and glory, now and for ever.
Amen


Guidance for coming to church for individual prayer

Church Heating

Due to the Blow Air form of heating we have at St. Matthews we have been advised not to use the heating during the Covid outbreak, so the Church will be COLD.  Please wrap up warm, and bring a hot water bottle if you feel you need to.


Christmas Services

If you are intending to come to any of the Christmas Services please be aware that space at all these services will be limited so please contact Ann Harrison on 360 6964 to reserve a space.