Local Church Services During Lockdown

The following is a copy of an announcement posted on the parish church Facebook page here

Denise Calverley
All Saints Church Publow, with St Mary’s & St Leonard’s
November 2 at 6:18 PM  · 

Benefice of All Saints Publow with Pensford, St Mary’s Compton Dando and St Leonard’s Chelwood. Partial lockdown from November 5th to December 3rd

Dear Church Family and Villages,

As a result of new government guidance for churches during the forthcoming 4 week partial lockdown the restrictions for churches have changed. Places of Worship will be closed, unless they are being used:

To broadcast acts of worship

For individual private prayer

Funerals attended by a maximum of 30 people, but with advice that only close friends and family attend.

Social distancing of 2 meters should be maintained between people who do not live together or share a support bubble

In line with these requirements our church services can continue to be found on our Benefice Facebook page at All Saints’ Publow, with St Mary’s & St Leonard’s, YouTube at Rev Denise Calverley and Instagram at RevDenCalverley. We continue to share a 30 minute morning prayer Mondays and Wednesdays each week at 9:30am on Zoom, meeting ID 570 780 3254 code 762864.

From November 5th All Saints’ and St Mary’s will be open for personal private prayer only on Wednesdays and Sundays from 11:00am until dusk. St Leonard’s remains closed.

No Remembrance Day services will take place in any of our 3 Benefice churches. A live pre-recorded service will be available to view online and virtually take part in at 10:00am.

The national live service at the Cenotaph will be broadcast as usual for viewing.

Village councils will lay wreaths at War Memorials under their own government guidance.

Please note we are discouraged from gathering in public.

The Church of England is calling for a month of prayer during this new partial lockdown. Let us pray and seek to serve our communities amd care for each other. We are in the faithful and loving hands of the risen Christ who knows our weaknesses, tiredness and struggles.

God bless you,

Rev Denise