Our Clergy & PCC have agreed that Public Worship in our Churches will resume mid-March, with Covid-secure precautions (hand sanitiser, spaced seating, face covering unless exempt and no mingling inside Church).
In practice this means…
Recorded, streamed or Zoom Services only until Sunday 7 March, Lent III.
Tuesdays, 6pm Plainsong Vespers still only on “Friends of St Michael’s” Facebook group.
Resume Public Worship in St Michael’s Church.
Wed 10 Mar. Worshipers may attend 9.30 Matins, 10am Mass in St Michael’s Church.
Sun 14 Mar in St Michael’s, 11am Mass for Laetare & Mothering Sunday, Lent IV. Communion wafer will be brought to you in the Pews.
Wed 17 Mar, St Patrick, 9.30 Matins, 10am Mass in Church.
Sun 21 Mar, in Church, 11am Mass for Passion Sunday, Lent V.
Wed 24 Mar, Eve of Annunciation, 9.40 Matins, 10am Mass in Church.
Sun 28 Mar, in Church, 11am Mass for Palm Sunday. Blessing of Palms but no Procession. Sung Passion Gospel.
HOLY WEEK – reduced to allow approx. 48 hours between Services in each Church.
Tue 30 Mar, 6pm Plainsong Vespers on Facebook group
Wed 31 Mar, NO Stations of the Cross. 9.30Matins, 10am Mass in Church.
Thu 1 Apr, 7.30pm Mass for Maundy Thursday at St Michael’s. Probably NO Foot-washing. Stripping of Altar and Altar of Repose, to be decided.
Fri 2 Apr, Good Friday, NO Liturgy of Presanctified or Veneration of the Cross.
Service of Good Friday Readings and Reflections at St David’s Church.
NO Evening Tenebrae Service – there is a recording available.
Sat 3 Apr, Holy Saturday, 8pm Easter Vigil Mass – Ceremonies of the New Fire, Paschal Candle, Exultet, Renewal of Baptismal Vows. At St Michael’s.
Sun 4 Apr, Easter Day, NO Mass at St Michael’s.
9.30am Easter Eucharist at St David’s Church.
The provision of Music for Sundays and Feast Days will depend on Resources and Church of England Rules. Currently Organ music and up to 3 Cantors are allowed. Congregational singing is not allowed.