Restart of Worship Services in Yate Parish Churches
As you will have heard, last Tuesday the Prime Minister gave permission for the restarting of public worship from 4th July, subject to certain restrictions to ensure proper hygiene and social distancing. Accordingly, from Sunday 5th July we shall be holding the following Sunday services:
St. James, Westerleigh 10.30am service alternating Communion and Morning Prayer (although 5th July will be MP)
St. Nicholas, Abbotswood 10.30am service alternating Communion and Morning Prayer (although 5th July will be MP)
St. Mary’s, Town Centre 10am Combined service alternating Morning Prayer and Communion
The reason for the combined service at St. Mary’s is that we do not have the ability to sanitise the church between services on a Sunday morning so will be adapting the normal services into a single service suitable for all ages.
For the time being 630 Praise will continue to be online and can be accessed through the Yate Parish Online Church portal (https://yateparish.online.church) with catch-up editions also available on our YouTube channel. We have also decided that St. Peter’s Church will remain closed for the time being.
We will continue to broadcast a recorded service through Yate Parish Online Church at 10am every Sunday for those who would prefer to remain in self-isolation or are otherwise housebound. We would like to broadcast live from our churches in future provided we can overcome certain technical issues. The online service will be changing at some point from a Communion service to Morning Prayer now that we are able to meet together in church to share Communion.