With the new restrictions, there may be some confusion around what is allowed regarding worship. Therefore, we wanted to reach out to you all to discuss this.
Whilst in Tier 4, we are allowed to continue to worship and please note, we are COVID compliant at the Barn. A reminder of our Christmas services are as follows:
· 19th December: Nine carols will be available via FaceBook once the service is over https://www.facebook.com/barnkew (online event)
· 20th December: 9:30am Parish Eucharist with Revd Elisabeth Morse (Barn)
· 24th December: 6pm Joint Christmas Eve Eucharist with Bishop Richard (St.Lukes)
· 25th December: 9:30am Christmas Eucharist with Revd Elisabeth Morse (Barn)
· 27th December: 9:30am Parish Eucharist with Sister Margaret Anne McAlister (Barn)
Please see the statement from the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally, who chairs the Church of England’s Covid recovery group below:
“We recognise the increased risk we face from the coronavirus – which has already taken so many lives and has now developed a new, more easily transmissible, strain – and we recognise our duty to look out for our neighbours and protect the vulnerable. “So, as many of us enter these new restrictions, we must commit ourselves more than ever to looking out for those who are alone, to caring for those in need and to praying for our nation and world.
“We know that public worship – both in person and through remote means – has brought comfort, hope and inspiration to so many.“So we are grateful that, even in tier four, church buildings can be open this Christmas. But we urge everyone to take precautions and, especially for those in tier four, to be exceptionally careful.
“Even though attending public worship is permitted, many people may feel it is currently better they do not do so. Clergy and others who are shielding should certainly feel no compulsion. “At this time of year – even this year – we celebrate the birth of Jesus with joy and hope. Jesus came to bring light that shines in the darkness.
“We need that light now and always.” Archbishop of Canterbury and Bishop of London
Stay healthy, safe and happy!
Beth and Andy
Church Wardens at the Barn