It has been a long, challenging and unsettling time but hope springs eternal as we look towards Holy Week and Easter and some gradual easing of social distancing restrictions at last.
This is joyful news because it means we can meet again in church, socially distanced of course, with all the same precaution and protocols as before this last lock down. That means we will be opening the church for physical worship again on Sunday 21st March at 9.30am for a Families Together Service and at 11am for an Adult Holy Communion Service. You are all most welcome to attend if that is right for you. It will indeed be a great joy and delight to gather together again in church to worship God and meet with him and each other, even if the latter will still be at a safe covid distance. The live streaming of the 11am service will continue as per in recent weeks, so that if it is right for you to continue to stay at home, then you will still be able to join us via the internet. One thing to say to all of us attending is that we need to leave the building directly at the end of the service and not gather in groups outside the door please. Initially, we can meet in twos outside the building and then from Easter Day onwards, in groups of six or two households. There will be no singing or coffee until later on this summer, perhaps not until 21st June. But this is a very welcome step forward and I look forward to seeing many of you again on 21st March.