January/February 2021 - WORD
for Our Churches:
Tuesday, 19th January and Tuesday. 16th February at 09.30 -
10.15 am, held on Zoom; for an invitation contact Bill Offler
(DH7 Churches Together Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Churches Together in DH7:
Meeting, Wednesday, 20th January, 7.30 pm on zoom. Contact Bill
Offler for invitation.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity,
18th – 25th January: St Brandon’s, Brancepeth
will be hosting a service – details to be announced.
In a joint statement, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin
Welby, and the Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally, who chairs
the Church of England’s Covid Recovery Group, have urged
people to be “exceptionally careful” and said clergy
and others who are shielding should feel “no compulsion”
to attend public worship.
"The news of fresh restrictions in many areas will be a
bitter blow. For many people, it will mean spending Christmas
We know that public worship - both in person and through remote
means - has brought comfort, hope and inspiration to so many.
So we are grateful that, even in Tier 4, church buildings can
be open this Christmas. But I urge everyone to take precautions
and, especially for those in Tier 4, to be exceptionally careful.
Even though attending public worship is permitted, many people
may feel it is currently better they do not do so. Clergy and
others who are shielding should certainly feel no compulsion.
applicable at the moment
sanitizing and social distancing of 2 metres must be observed
plus the one way system in the church.
If you come to worship please note the signs and further instructions.
Many will not feel ready to return to our church buildings just
yet and this is very understandable.
The over 70’s and the clinically vulnerable are to be
aware of the risks, whilst the final decision to attend remains
Links to Music by Rose Reeve
is on St. Catherine's page
for enquiries re St. John's Hall email
St. John's Hall Meadowfield