As of 19/01/2021 the PCC decided unanimously that we should close our church buildings for public worship to support the purposes of the lockdown of keeping people safe. Funerals will still be able to take place in the church buildings. We are keeping to our regular service pattern listed below but they will only be accessible on Zoom.
Meeting ID: 875 9499 3957
St Andrew’s in Lower Bemerton usual service pattern is as detailed below although during this period of lockdown please notify the rector if you intend to zoom in no later than 6pm the day before the service is due to take place:
Our regular Sunday services
8am Book of Common Prayer (BCP) Holy Communion zoomed from St Andrew’s
10:30am Service Zoomed from St Michael’s *Please see here for descriptions
4pm BCP Evensong at St Andrew’s (On first Sunday of the month.) Suspended in January and February 2021.
6pm Evening Prayer zoomed from St Michael’s Church.
Sunday 31st January – 4th Sunday of Epiphany
8am Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion on zoom.
10:30am Holy Communion on Zoom.
6pm Evening Prayer using Book of Common Prayer on Zoom.
Tuesday 2nd February – Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas)
8am Morning Prayer
5pm Evening Prayer
7:30pm Holy Communion with Candlemas Procession
Weekdays (on Zoom only)
8am Morning Prayer Monday to Friday (10am on Saturday).
5pm Evening Prayer Tuesday to Friday.
12:10pm Common Worship Holy Communion on Wednesdays
10am BCP Communion on Fridays at St Andrews Church (Please notify the Rector by 6pm on Thursday if you intend to Zoom in)
Study in Bemerton Parish
Starting on Tuesday 23rd February at 7:30pm we have our first Spirituality Book Club meeting.
We are reading ‘Naked Spirituality’ by Brian D. McLaren. We will be meeting monthly and the idea is not to read the whole book but to read and re-read the first section of the book. We will then reflect and meditate in our everyday lives on what we have read and how we develop a spiritual practice through it. When we meet in the first week we will explore the section and the impact it has had on us, if at all.
We will then embark on reading the next section of the book which we will explore in our second session on Tuesday 23rd March followed by section three on Tuesday 20th April and section four on Tuesday 18th May.
Living in Love and Faith is a course we will be following through Lent but which will run again from end May to June and in September and early October. All material is available for free on The Church of England website or you can buy the course book from Church House Publishing. You can find out what the course is about by clicking here.
We are hoping and praying that people who have maybe felt rejected by the church because of fundamentally who they are will join in these study groups. We want to hear your story and we want to make it clear that you are very welcome in Bemerton Parish for who you are.
We also warmly welcome teachers to get in touch if you would like to have the course adapted to help you experience the wider picture of church teaching and belief when you are teaching ‘what Christians believe’ to your students. It would be great to have you join as part of our regular study groups.