Services across the parish

Services across the parish

Our churches are open for Private Prayer

St Lawrence Church – All week 9am – 4pm

Church of the Holy Rood – All week 9am – 4pm

All Saints Church – All week 9am – 4pm

We are open for public worship in all four churches

The parish will continue with online services – please join us.

Please see our Facebook page for daily Morning Prayer at 9am Monday to Friday. We will have weekly services and midweek encouragments available for you on our YouTube channel.

Church@4. The next one will take place after the summer holidays. Church@4 is held weekly, alternating between Holy Rood and St Lawrence Church.  Please join us! Email martha@potr-alton.co.uk to book on.

September 2021 Services

Sunday 12th September – James 3: 1-12 & Mark 8: 27-38 The mouth, a blessing or a curse?

9.15am    Morning Worship              St Peter’s, Beech

9.30am    Holy Communion              Church of the Holy Rood, Holybourne

10.30am  Holy Communion             St Lawrence Church

10.30am  Morning Worship              All Saints, Alton

4pm          Church@4 All Age Service      Church of the Holy Rood, Holybourne

6pm          Evening Worship at St Lawrence led by the team

10am       Holy Communion               Bentworth

10am       Holy Communion              Shalden

 

Sunday 19th September – James 3: 13-4:3, 7-8a & Mark 9: 30-37 How do we know wisdom for our lives?

8am           BCP Holy Communion      St Lawrence Church

9.15am     Holy Communion               St Peter’s, Beech

9.30am     Morning Worship               Church of the Holy Rood, Holybourne

10.30am   Morning Worship               St Lawrence Church

10.30am   Holy Communion               All Saints, Alton

4pm          Church@4 All Age Service       St Lawrence Church

10am       Holy Communion               Shalden

10am       Holy Communion               Lasham

 

Sunday 26th September – James 5: 13-20 & Mark 9: 38-50 How can we be powerful and effective?

9.15am    Morning Worship              St Peter’s, Beech

9.30am    Holy Communion              Church of the Holy Rood, Holybourne

10.30am  Holy Communion             St Lawrence Church

10.30am  Morning Worship              All Saints, Alton

4pm          Church@4 All Age Service      Church of the Holy Rood, Holybourne

6pm          Evening Worship at St Lawrence led by the team

10am       BLS Shortened communion – Harvest

Holy Communion every Wednesday at 9.30am in All Saints Church.

 

Following the decision by the Government to move to step 4 of the ‘Roadmap out of Lockdown’ on 19th July and the subsequent update to guidelines from the Church of England, the churchwardens have agreed on changes to services held in our buildings across our parish.

At present time incidence of the Covid virus continues to increase with the probability that during the summer months numbers will reach or surpass those experienced at the peak of the second wave of the pandemic at the start of 2021. Taking this into consideration the churchwardens have agreed that the following changes will be made for services in our buildings:

* we would remind everyone that the Government ‘expects and recommends’ that face coverings be worn in crowded and enclosed settings to protect themselves and others;
* it is no longer necessary to register attendance at services in advance with the churchwardens;
* we will continue to display the NHS Track and Trace QR codes for our buildings and recommend that these be used by anyone entering our buildings. If you do not have access to the NHS Track and Trace facility when attending a service then please provide your contact details to a churchwarden so they can contact you in the event of any reported incidents;
* from 19th July the restrictions of socially distanced seating, and sitting in ‘groups of 6’ will cease – you are welcome to sit where you wish;
* at St Lawrence Church to assist people who wish to remain socially distanced we will be providing cards to put next to them when sat down, asking people to leave the place next to them free;
* from 19th July where appropriate we will re-introduce congregational singing inside our buildings but would remind everyone that the Government ‘expects and recommends’ that face coverings be worn at all times;
* during August the 8 am services will be said with no singing;
* in the event of reported Covid contamination, we will close the impacted building for 48 hours

Any updates or finer details will be shared during the notices of each service.

From all the Churchwardens