Remembrance Sunday. 8 November. There will be a short 15 minute service at 10.45am following the Royal British Legion Ceremony outside of all the parish churches. There will be a full 45 minute service offered on Zoom at 9.30am which will give those who wish to make their way to the short act of Remembrance time to do so. There will also be one 8.00am BCP Holy Communion service offered at Frilsham on that day.
Online Service: Remembrance
Time: Nov 8, 2020 09:30 London
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Meeting ID: 870 7234 2049
Christmas (Christingle, Nativity, Carols). This year Christmas will be different, and we have had to make some decisions as to what we will be able to achieve with the restrictions.
Christingle: We have decided to move this celebration to Sunday the 31 January to coincide with the festival of Candlemas where it has been held previously in the past. More details about this will be circulated nearer the time.
Carols: We are planning on holding one service of carols on Sunday afternoon 20 December, however there will be no singing as we are still not allowed to sing (this is for inside churches as well as outside). The plan is to have a service of celebration at Hampstead Norreys in the Churchyard with the ringing of the newly restored bells. You will be encouraged to bring your own eats, chairs and umbrellas and listen to carols and celebrate together.
Nativity: This will take the place of all the nativity and crib services and will take place on Christmas Eve and will be livestreamed. The Ministry Team together with others will lead a Nativity story for you all to join in with.
Christmas Day: We are not planning on holding a Midnight service but will be having three Christmas morning services in Cold Ash, Yattendon and Compton, all of which will be at 10.00am.
Track and Trace
For all who have downloaded the NHS Track and Trace app to your phone, Hermitage Church now has a QR code at the front door, so when you join us for worship or private prayer you will need to scan the QR Code with the app to check yourself in when you enter. Please do ensure you do this so we can help the track and trace team.
We understand that some parishioners may not have this functionality so continue to provide paper (manual) track and trace to ensure everyone is able to participate.
And everyone should please continue to use a face covering in church, unless they are exempt. Thank you for your cooperation.