Easter saw most of the church choir back singing for Easter Sunday (Socially distanced). Small socially distanced services were carried out over Easter as well as on-line.
Easter Sunday the congregation booked seats at the 10am service which was well attended. Services were held Maundy Thursday, Church open Good Friday for private prayer and Stations Of The Cross. Sunday 6am Early morning service outside. 10am Parish Eucharist.
St Mary's & Covid-19 Please observe the
• Do not attend if you have Covid symptoms.
• Use the hand sanitisers provided at the back of the church.
• Wear a face covering.
• Keep your distance from people not in your
• No congregational singing.
• Follow the one-way system for the
administration of Communion.
• Do not gather to talk in church before or after
Services can be joined over Zoom. Contact Church Warden for meeting details.
Nativity Trail - 5th December - culminating in On-line(Facebook) Christingle service 12 noon 19 December 2020
Kevin's Music Fundraiser - Listen to Kevin's music each day on Facebook through Advent
Bee's Challenge - Take a photograph each day to match the word of the day, with associated readings
Services in church on Sunday 8:30am and 10 am: 6th, 13th, 20th December
Drive in Christmas Carols, 13th December 5pm, book early
On-line Christmas Carol service - Churches together
Quiet Christmas:Monday 21st December in church
Christmas Day: 10:00 Parish Eucharis in church
God of compassion,
be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.
In their loneliness, be their consolation;
in their anxiety, be their hope;
in their darkness, be their light;
through Him who suffered alone on the cross,
but reigns with you in glory,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
On-line services. Zoom on a Sunday 10am, Facebook during the week Morning Prayer 8:30, Evening Prayer 5pm
Church Services will resume on Sunday 19th July in a restricted form. There will be Sunday 8am Communion service for limited numbers. Morning Worship (10am). Social distancing measures will be in place. For more details: Service Guidance.
Wednesday 11am service will continue by Zoom for now. The meeting details can be obtained by contacting the organist at organist [at] sandbachchurch [dot] co [dot] uk (subject: Zoom%20service)
Wed 2-4pm, Sun 10-12am , 2-4pm Social distancing measures have been put in place. This involves hand sanitiser, a one way system, and Pews numbered so that Pews are only used once in an opening time. Cleaning carried out afterwards. Someone present to assist if necessary.
Church of England, prayer for today
For prayers and advice while there are no church services: https://www.churchofengland.org/
Joan held a prayer meeting by Zoom for those with the appropriate technology.
On 28th April PCC meeting was able to be resumed by using Zoom meetings. Thanks to all that is being done by everyone to look after each other. Please also take time to consider your methods of Giving while the church is closed, as a closed church still costs money to run. More about the meeting.
You will find lots of information on the Church of England website for advice and prayers at coping with isolation. Please look at the suggestions on this download: Five top tips for dealing with loneliness.
There is also more information on managing good mental health
The May magazine is now out for you to read on-line
try this colouring sheet which is from a site Sermons4kids
Another site out there that has resources is: Sundayschoolresources.co.uk
Teenagers might find youthscape.co.uk a useful site to help at this time
Church of England on-line resources to help at this time
Joanna has given us a knitting pattern that can be used to knit hearts for people that are in hospital and separated from their loved ones. Knit one for the patient, and one for the loved one at home.
Social Distancing measures
The church is currently closed, to encourage social distancing. All music practices as a group, and social events have been cancelled. All social events have been postponed.
We are looking into ways of providing support in other ways than providing church services.
The church building will be closed to encourage social distancing. All social events are postponed until we know differently.
Following Government guidelines, and advice from the Archbishop of Canterbury Church services are cancelled at present.
For prayers and advice:churchofengland/
Music group, Choir practice, and bell ringing practice are cancelled at present.
In view of the Church of England guidance we have made the following changes to our usually practice at services at this present time.
1. Only wafers are administered at Communion, not wine.
2. No physical contact is made when sharing the Peace.
3. No physical contact for blessings or laying on of hands.
4. No hand-shaking with ministers at the door.
5. Communion at the rail will be received standing. This is to avoid transmission by people touching the rail.
6. The collection plate will not be circulated. Plates will be at the back of church for people to leave offerings as they arrive or leave.
8. There will be no drinks or other refreshments served after services.
9. Everyone is asked to use the hand sanitizers on entering and leaving the church
It is with regret that Thursday Teas will be cancelled at the moment. They will resume as soon as possible.