The Benefice and Parish of the South Chilterns

Our clergy and churchwardens are currently working hard to open the churches of the parish for worship as soon as we are happy that we can keep those who attend safe and well. We are aiming to resume services next Sunday 12th June, but due to the procedures we have to put in place we will initially not be able to offer the usual number of services that took place prior to lockdown. More information about this will follow in the upcoming days. There will be no Sunday service posted this Sunday as Revd Mark is on leave for a couple of days, so please log on to one of the alternative online services that are available (See post below this one for further information).

Dear All,

This is to keep you up to date as " regular."..even occasional... worshippers on plans for the re-opening of St Mary Le Moor. It is intended to hold the 1st Service after the Lockdown at 11.00 a.m on 19th July including the celebration of Holy Communion.However this will be a very different Service to the one to which we are accustomed.

  • For instance there will be no singing ( shame.....but necessary ).
  • The Readings will be pre-printed and the interior of the church will have clearly marked demarcation zones/areas to ensure 2 metre social distancing....
  • Service books will be pre wrapped and you will be asked to exit out of the Vestry door. ( some of these arrangements may alter slightly on the day when we ascertain what works best ).
  • There will be no collection. ( If you wish to contribute please use the donation box on the right as you come in. )
    Rev Mark will be presiding and while there will be Holy Communion it will be different to that which we are accustomed.
    Indeed under these stringent safety circumstances some people may even prefer not to take Holy Communion.
    We hope to see you there and we hope you will bear with us under these enforced conditions.
    Until such time as Lockdown rules are relaxed further it is planned to continue with Services on the 3rd Sunday of every month. This replaces earlier plans announced by the Parish Office to have a Service on the 4th Sunday of the month .
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