Easter services under Covid restrictions

[Updated Friday 2nd April]

The Government of the UK has lifted some of the restrictions of the third lock down. Holy Trinity Church is open for Private Prayer on Good Friday, 2nd April, from 1pm to 3pm and on Easter Sunday, 4th April, at 11am for public worship.

The rules for gathering (see below) are much the same as before, there is strictly no mingling inside the building and only groups of six or one other family in the church yard. If the weather is warm and dry, we are permitted to sing together in the church yard, socially distanced.

Coming out of lock down – please complete this survey

To avoid making one of two mistake, either fumbling our way out of lock down or trying to do too much of the wrong thing, Holy Trinity Church family needs to plan and set priorities. To help the church council to do that, please download, print and return the following questionnaire or ask Sunita for a copy.

We are continuing to take steps to make sure our formal communication, support and care in are in place.

If you would like to make sure you are included, please contact Sunita and ask to be added to the list.

Lock down Rules for public worship

Under Government rules we are not permitted to mix or mingling inside the building with anyone who is not in your family bubble.

Please ensure you keep 2m social distance as you enter church.

Sanitize your hands and wear a mask.

As you leave, you are permitted to meet with five other people or one other family outside church, socially distanced.

Practical needs.

You or your neighbours may have practical needs like shopping, collecting medication or even just having someone to speak to on the phone. We would like to link people together through church so that everyone is cared for and are working on a way we can do that.

There may be things God calls us to do which we can’t yet see.  If you have a need, please make contact. We can’t promise to be able to do everything, but we can pray and do what we can together as a church as we follow the commands of Jesus to love each other as he loved us.

Services are still on YouTube.

Our worship is currently recorded and uploaded to our Church YouTube Channel and will be made available as soon as possible. Notification is given on our Facebook page. Please like this page to receive notifications.

There will also be a copy of the service sheet on the website.

If you or anyone you know would like a service sheet or DVD delivered, please let us know.

Keep worshipping the living God

The Bible reveals to us our need to gather to worship the living God. When we go for a time without worshipping together, our hearts can quickly turn to other gods.

Exodus 32:1. When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, they gathered round Aaron and said, ‘Come, make us gods who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt, we don’t know what has happened to him.’

Aaron responded by making a golden calf which the people worshipped and this angered God who said to Moses

“Go down from here at once, because your people whom you brought out of Egypt have become corrupt. They have turned away quickly from what I commanded them and have made an idol for themselves.”

Worshipping Christ together pleases God the Father, as we heard last Sunday. “This is my Son, whom I love, listen to him.”