Current notices for w/c 13th July 2020 - Remember, you do need to book in advance to attend Sunday worship currently. No tickets are required for the weekly Wednesday evening mass at 7.30pm at St Katharine which is on a first come, first serve basis.
Public Worship has now resumed at both St Katharine and St Nicholas. Important information on how to pre-book a place at a Sunday service is below, as you will need to book in advance.
Tickets for the 19th July are now available - click here to book.
Please remember, you will need to book a ticket for each person coming with you as well, so a couple would need to book 2 tickets, a family of 4, 4 tickets and so on. If you know someone who would like to come, but does not have the internet, please let us know and we will contact them and arrange to book a ticket for them.
From now on, each week the online booking service will be available from midday on the Wednesday preceding the Sunday service, and are available online until 6.30am each Sunday, after which the booking will close as we need to print off the list of attenders etc in preparation for the service.
As we may have people who do come unexpectedly, if there is space and we are not fully booked we will let you in.
Service times are:
St Nicholas 9am till 10am, and St Katharine 1030am till 1130am.
Weekly on Wednesdays at 7.30pm at St Katharine - Said Mass
As before, if you are over 70 or in one of the “at risk’ categories, then I am obliged by the Government to ask that you familiarise yourself with the risks pertaining to COVID19, and that you think carefully about returning to worship at this time. The online services will continue, and we are exploring moving to livestreaming in the future so that people can virtually join us when worship takes place in church buildings in the parish.
A list of those classed as clinically vulnerable can be found here:
To ensure social distancing is maintained (2m for inside Places of Worship), we have had to limit capacity in each building as follows:
Total Capacity for St Nicholas Church (excl. Priest and one Warden): 18
Total Capacity for St Katharine’s Church (excl. Priest and one Warden): 30
As numbers are so limited, we are now offering an additional Communion service during the week on Wednesday at St Katharine at 7.30pm The first of these services will be on the 15th July.
As we are anticipating small numbers at the midweek service, this is not ticketed and admission will be on a first come, first serve basis.
As with private prayer, you will be asked to sanitise your hands on arrival, and you will be directed to a seat.
Worship will look different – there will be no singing, and no peace. Communion will be in one kind, and full instructions on receiving it given before the service begins.
We will keep you updated if the situation changes, and we will remove the booking system as soon as practicably possible.
Please do keep up to date with news on the website. The link to book tickets can also be found on the top menu bar under the "Online booking for worship" tab.
If you have any symptoms of COVID19 such as a high temperature, a persistant dry cough, and/or loss or change to sense of smell or taste, or you believe you may have COVID19, then clearly you should not attend the church buildings until you have recovered, having following government advice on self isolating and been tested for COVID19.
We are now able to accomodate funerals in the Church buildings, with limited numbers. Contact Fr Kevin if you wish to discuss arranging a funeral here.
Please do make use of our YouTube channel, the link can be found on our YouTube page of this website, which includes recorded services of worship and Thoughts for the Day etc. This coming Sunday (19th July) is a recorded service of Morning Worship from St Nicholas. Our Sunday services are normally released at 9am on Sunday Mornings on our YouTube channel.
After many technical issues, our online donations page is now active. If you normally give via the collection bags or plate, please consider making use of this facility as it really helps our church and community work
Our BCM Discipleship minister, Natalie Greenfield, has written a new monthly reflection for July, which can be found on the menu to the left of this page
In the meantime, if you do hear of someone who is self isolating, please do let us know. We may be able to contact them and possibly provide some practical help.
Prayer resources are available on this website, and we would encourage you all to make use of them. Winchester Diocese are also offering some onlne "Rule of Life" 'online retreats, details of which are below:
Thurs. July 2nd 7.30-9.30pm
Mon. July 13th 2-4.30pm
Fri. July 17th 10am-12.30pm
Weds. July 22nd 10am-12.30pm
These sessions focus on developing a rule of life to build and develop your spiritual life and relationship with God.
For more information visit: winchester.anglican.org/rule-of-life
To book, please email: email@example.com
We also have prayer services and Bible Studies online via Zoom, including daily Morning Prayer and Informal Prayer on Wednesday evenings. A Thursday evening 'beginners' informal prayer group is also now in operation. Please check out the information by clicking on the "prayer services and bible study on Zoom' tab on the left of this page.
Zoom Coffee Mornings are also now being put on to encorage social interaction - check out the coffe morning tab on the left for information as to when they are on.
We will keep you updated, and please do stay in touch!
page last updated at 2239 on the 12th July 2020