SERVICES THIS WEEK
SUNDAY 9th AUGUST 2020
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
Afterfeast of the Transfiguration
The Holy Apostle Matthias
10.30 am: Third and Sixth Hours and Reader’s Typika (Обедница)
If you can’t come to church, or if you are clinically vulnerable and have been advised to stay away, you can still join together in worship at home.
The words of the service and music for the hymns that will be sung are available here, so that all of us can pray and worship together, even if we cannot be physically together in church.
Planning to come to church during the COVID-19 pandemic
In order to keep us as safe as possible, and to minimise the risk of transmission of COVID-19, everyone who comes to the church must follow strict rules for social distancing, hygiene, etc. If you are planning to come to the church, please click here to see the rules that you must follow.
If you think that you or a member of your household has Coronavirus, please do not come to church. For more information about Coronavirus, or to check whether you have symptoms, look here.
If you are clinically vulnerable (i.e. aged 70 or older, or aged under 70 with an underlying health condition) you are strongly urged to read the Government advice before deciding whether to come to church, and to follow the guidance about keeping yourself safe.
Coming to church
The number of people allowed in church will be strictly limited so that people inside can keep 2 metres apart. Admission to the church will be on a strict ‘first come, first served’ basis.
If the church is already full when you arrive, we are very sorry that you will not be allowed to enter until someone else leaves. You may remain outside the church and join in with the service online using the link above, but you must remain 2 metres away from anyone who is not a member of your household while you are outside the church.
At the end of the service, when the congregation has left, the church will remain open for another 30 minutes to allow those who have been waiting to come into the church to pray, to light candles, to reverence the Holy Icons, or simply to be still in God’s presence.
Father Kosmas is very sorry that he is unable to serve in church at this stage of the Coronavirus pandemic: he has an underlying health condition that makes him clinically vulnerable.
There will be no Liturgy in our church and no opportunity to make your confession here until Father Kosmas is able to serve again. Subject to medical advice and our Archbishop’s blessing, he hopes to be able to serve the Liturgy in the near future!
If you would like to speak to Father Kosmas, or to ask him to pray with you by telephone, please contact him: Mobile 07960 517266 / Email email@example.com