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Sunday 19th July at 9.30am be holding a simple service.
All are welcome.
Sunday July 26th 9.30am: Holy Communion: Jim Bruce
Sunday August 2nd 9.30am: Service of the Word:
Sunday August 9th 4pm: Reflective Worship
Sunday August 16th 9.30am: Service of the Word
Sunday August 23rd 9.30am: Holy Communion: Jim Bruce
Sunday August 30th 9.30am: Open air Service + picnic
There will be no 8 o’clock service at St Mary’s during this time.
From Monday 22nd June, St Mary’s Church will be open for private prayer on Mondays from 3pm – 4pm and on Thursdays from 10am – 11am. Everyone is welcome, please follow the guidance from the people in attendance.
December 2020 Update: Back in church again on 6th December – after two previous Sunday services were pre-recorded and published to be viewed on Sundays. They can still be viewed on St Peter’s FB’s YouTube channel. Carol Service (13th Dec) and Christingle (20th Dec) both at 5.30 pm – see website for latest information.
This Sunday [July 12th], as a change to the Minister, Terry Wilcock will lead a service of spoken Matins at 9.30am.
It’s Sea Sunday on 12 July. Every year, churches around the world celebrate Sea Sunday: remembering seafarers in prayer, giving thanks for the crucial work they do and supporting them by donating to Sailors’ Society’s work.
Church is open and safe for you to enter twice a week, Wednesday from 2 to 6pm and Sunday from 9.30am to 11am (new timing). Please observe all the instructions as you go in and leave by the east door. Please view our updated risk assessment at spfb.org.uk
December Update: We are delighted to be opening for services as follows:
6th Dec: 9.30am HC – Revd. Dr. Jim Bruce
13th Dec: 9.30am Morning Worship – Lay led
20th Dec: 6.00pm Carols in the Car Park!!
24th Dec: 11.00pm Midnight Christmas Communion – Revd. Dr. Jim Bruce
27th Dec: 6.00pm Compline – Lay led
We are delighted to be opening for services as follows:
July 5th: Prayer contemplation at 9.30am with Revd. Dr. Jim Bruce
July 12th: Morning worship at 9.30am Lay led
July 19th: Holy Communion at 11.00am with Revd. Brian Wilson
July 26th: Evening Prayer at 6.00pm with Revd. Dr. Jim Bruce
September 2021 Update
St Paul’s doors are now open again for regular Sunday worship at 11.00 am, and the Fell Church has resumed its bi-monthly services at 9.30 am on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. Since the beginning of August our full choir is leading us in singing, and from the 1st September all the pews will be opened up, but with face coverings and hand sanitising to continue. The church will also be open each day from 9.30 am to 4 pm for visitors and/or private meditation.
The mid-week Wednesday service at 10 am at St Paul’s will restart from the 1st September. Whether we can offer Holy Communion each week will depend on the availability of a priest, but if not Communion then we shall say Morning Prayer.
Refreshments will be served after all services to encourage fellowship after the services.
The weekly pewsheet and readings continue to be sent to all those with access to the internet.
The September magazine is now available and copies can be collected from church, or from the station bookstall.
Easter Update – April 2021
The church will be open for private prayer on Good Friday (April 2nd) 10.00am to 3.00pm. The Easter Day service will be at 11.00am on 4th April. The church will be open regularly from then onwards.
We are delighted to announce that the doors of St Paul’s Church and the Fell Church will be open for worship on the 6th December, the 2nd Sunday of Advent.
We shall be following the Government’s restrictions, ie sanitizing, social distancing, no singing, and the wearing of masks.
The weekly pewsheet and readings will continue to be sent to all those who have access to the internet.
The Christmas Tree Festival will be open from Friday, 4th December, 12 noon to 4 pm, until the 28th December, but closed on Christmas and Boxing Days.
We very much hope to welcome you at our Christmas services – see What’s on for details.
Update 27 August: Holy Communion Sunday 13 September at 11.00am – see poster
Update 16 August: In Grange we have had a weekly emailing of the Pewsheet and chosen Lectionary readings, together with a clergy letter (either from the Team Rector Jim or from our Support Minister Sue Wilson) and a suggested service from Jim.
Each member of the congregation has also received a weekly telephone call from a member of our pastoral team to keep in touch and share news.
After the easing of lockdown restrictions, St Paul’s has been open on Wednesday mornings between 10 and noon for private prayer, and each Sunday morning some of us have met at the bandstand in Park Road gardens at the time we would normally have met in church. We have marked the end of the gathering saying together The Lord’s Prayer.
Plans are now in place to reopen St Paul’s with a Eucharist service on Sunday 13th September and we hope to reopen the Fell Church on the 4th October.
Today the church bell was rung at 11 am to mark the 75th anniversary of VJ Day
December Update: Please follow this link for the latest information.
August 2020: Grange Methodist Church is remaining closed for now. At our next Church Council meeting on 25th August we will be discussing how and when we might plan to re-open our building, but for the time being we will continue to offer services and other activities online and on paper.
Information about church activities can be found on the circuit website slakesmethodist.org.uk/ Sunday morning services are live at 10.30am on Facebook facebook.com/grangemethodists/live and later uploaded to YouTube (search for Grange Methodist Church). Virtual coffee morning, house fellowship and Toast Church (families) are meeting via zoom. Contact [email protected] for further information, if you would like zoom links, or to request copies of printed services.