Re-opening Our Churches

After a period of lockdown, the PCC is delighted to announce the resumption of public worship at both St Peter’s Church and Christ Church and we hope that many of you will want to join us. Initially, this will be a limited return to gathered worship but we hope that in time, we will be able to expand the offering. Only time will tell.

Sunday 6 September9.30amChrist Church
Morning Worship
9.30amSt Peter’s Church
Morning Prayer (BCP)
Sunday 13 September9.30amChrist Church
Morning Worship
6pmSt Peter’s Church
Evening Prayer (BCP)
Sunday 20 September9.30amChrist Church
Morning Worship
9.30amSt Peter’s Church
Holy Communion (BCP)
Sunday 27 September9.30amChrist Church
Holy Communion for Harvest
6pmSt Peter’s Church
Evening Prayer for Harvest (BCP)

The numbers attending Church will be limited because of social distancing measures so it would be helpful if you could email our priest in charge, Revd Colin Resch, on revcolinresch@icloud.com to let him know which services you would like to attend. In the case of too many people wanting to attend a particular service we may have to introduce a ticketing system to avoid people being turned away at the door.

For your safety and the safety of others, face coverings must be worn by all who are not exempt from doing so. Please be prepared to queue outside the Church until you are shown to a seat (which may not be your usual one). Strict social distancing between households/support bubbles will be in place. And as much as we would want to greet one another with a handshake, warm hug or a kiss, that won’t be possible either. Please follow the one way system in Church and make use of the hand sanitiser at the entrance and exit of the Church. Currently we are not permitted to sing in Church so our services will not include hymns at this time. We are also required to keep the church doors open throughout the services so you might want to dress appropriately. we are not allowed to serve refreshments after the service and that is probably just as well as access to the toilet will not be possible either.

You may think that these measures will spoil your worshipping experience, but we are so looking forward to gathering in our buildings that have been a place of prayer and spiritual support in the village for so many people over many years. We would thank you for your cooperation.

While we are delighted to be resuming some of our worship in our Church buildings, we are aware that there are a good many people who, for one reason or another, do not yet feel comfortable about returning to gathered worship. For this reason we will be continuing with our online worship via Zoom. Please check out the events & services page for more details of all of our services.

Bible Study Group – Surprised By Hope

We will be beginning an online Bible Study Course using material from Tom Wright. The course will run over  six sessions beginning on Wednesday 2 September. It is entitled ‘Surprised by Hope’ and will run on Wednesday mornings at 10.30am and repeated on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm. You can view a trailer by clicking on the link below to find out more.

The Bible Study will be held on Zoom and you can access the course by heading to zoom.us and using Meeting ID: 851-9857-8803 & Passcode: 297673.

Bell Ringing for VJ Day – 15 August 2020

Whilst VE Day marked the end of the war in Europe in May 1945, many thousands of Armed Forces personnel were still involved in bitter fighting in the Far East. Victory over Japan would come at a heavy price, and Victory over Japan Day (VJ Day) marks the day Japan surrendered on the 15th August 1945, which in effect ended the Second World War.

Fighting in the Asia-Pacific took place from Hawaii to North East India. Britain and the Commonwealth’s principal fighting force, the Fourteenth Army, was one of the most diverse in history – over 40 languages were spoken, and all the world’s major religions represented. The descendants of many of the Commonwealth veterans of that army are today part of multicultural communities up and down the country, a lasting legacy to the success and comradeship of those who fought in the Asia-Pacific.

This year we remember the contribution of all Commonwealth and Allied Forces, without whom victory and the freedoms and way of life we enjoy today would not have been possible.

To mark this occasion in Mountsorrel, we will be chiming a bell seventy-five times just after a 2 minute silence is held at 11am on Saturday 15 August 2020.

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