Open Church

It is with great joy that we can now open for prayer on Sundays and Wednesdays, 10am - 1pm.

A link to a video of our opening is HERE.

And here is a letter from our Vicar, Rev. Mike:

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Dear friends,

I write to you with great joy that after a long period of having our buildings closed, our worship restricted to our homes, and rites such as funerals being held only at the graveside or in crematoria we are now able - with proper planning and appropriate restrictions - to begin to return.

There has been much general advice from both the government and the bishops, but we have - as each parish has - to make decisions which are best for our people in our building. Some churches have chosen to remain closed as they deem it not yet safe to return. Others are opening, albeit with slight differences in what is permitted and who can volunteer etcetera. The Standing Committee of the Parochial Church Council of St George’s has met via video conferencing to discuss the best way of proceeding and has made decisions which, we believe, best suit our building and our people. Not everyone will agree with every decision, and that’s okay. Our decisions may be slightly different to those of other local churches, and that is okay too. Please, therefore, be patient, understand that, as always, we’re doing the best we can, and this may not please everyone at every moment. Feedback is always welcome and if you have any suggestions for improvement please let me know and where required, I will ensure they are passed to the Standing Committee, and to the PCC as a whole. The Standing Committee will, of course, continue to monitor the situation and make changes as we are allowed, in accordance with the guidance from the diocese, and in order to keep our people safe whilst allowing you to worship God in your church building. We find ourselves in a difficult, complex, and regularly changing situation, and trust that you will bear with us as we work out how best to move forward. Please abide by the restrictions which we have put in place, listen to those people volunteering to staff our building, and help us to keep everyone safe.

Most importantly, please keep praying for the Church, the nation, and the leaders of St George as we navigate this situation. You are all in my prayers at this difficult time.

Yours,

Rev. Mike