Dear Church member,
This is just a brief update about our Christmas services and some changes in the light of Covid situation.
TOMORROW OUTDOORS in HARWELL
In a change of plan due to the Covid situation, instead of two services we will be having a single Crib service for Harwell and Chilton, tomorrow (Thurs 23rd Dec) at 3.30pm outdoors at St Matthew's. Children are very welcome to come dressed as someone from the nativity but please wrap up warm; the forecast is for dry weather, but it could be chilly! Parking will be available at Prince's Manor Farm, and will be signposted.
We are currently planning for our other services to proceed as planned (as below), but given the recent increase in Covid incidence and transmission, we will be encouraging social distancing, good ventilation, use of hand sanitiser on the door, and other recommended measures such as lateral flow tests before attending (for those who are able). Please note that Government regulations require those over the age of 10 (unless exempt) to wear face coverings in church.
As well as our in-person services, we are also continuing with online Sunday worship plus a special online service for Christmas Day. Please consider the online option if you are able. Online services found here.
10.00pm All Saints' Chilton - 'Midnight' Communion
11.30pm St Matthew's Harwell - 'Midnight' Communion
9.30am All Saints' Chilton - Worship for All Ages
11.00am St Matthew's Harwell - Worship for All Ages
12 noon St Matthew's Harwell - short service of Holy Communion
Boxing Day onwards
We are currently planning to have in-person services on Boxing Day at 9.30am in Chilton (Morning Worship), and 11.30am in Harwell (Holy Communion), but there will be no evening service. We are planning for a 'normal' set of services (9.30/10.00/11.30/6.00) the following Sunday, 2nd January, but any changes will be publicised by email, on our website, and on Facebook.
Yours, in Christ,
Revd Dr Jonathan Mobey
Rector of Harwell with Chilton