Our in-person, in-building services started fully again on Easter Sunday. We are continuing to follow the government guidelines. Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell but stay at home and attend via Zoom. If you are well you are welcome to attend but asked to observe the strict guidelines in place. Please ensure you wear a face covering whilst in the church building unless you are exempt. Please sanitise your hands upon entering and leaving the building and when directed to do so during any service. Please maintain a social distance of 2m from other people unless they are members of your household or in your support bubble.
Our services will also continue to be on Zoom and our details are as follows:
Meeting ID: 875 9499 3957
Our regular Sunday services
8am Book of Common Prayer (BCP) Holy Communion zoomed from St Andrew’s
10:30am St Michael’s
6pm BCP Evensong at St Andrew’s (On first Sunday of the month.)
6pm Evening Service on all other Sundays in the month
Sunday 25th April – 4th Sunday of Easter
8am Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion. (St Andrew’s)
10:30am Holy Communion (St Michael’s)
6pm Stations of the Resurrection (Zoom)
8am (8:30am from Monday 19th April) Morning Prayer Monday to Friday (10am on Saturday).
5pm Evening Prayer Tuesday to Friday. Sometimes the Rector will be unable to pray evening prayer at 5pm due to pastoral visiting or attending a meeting. If the Zoom service doesn’t open by 5:05pm you can find an audio service of Evening Prayer on the Church of England website on this page.
12:10pm Common Worship Holy Communion on Wednesdays at St Michael’s
10am BCP Communion on Fridays at St Andrews Church
Study in Bemerton Parish
On Tuesday 23rd February we had 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 each 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.
We’ll be reflecting on the final section off this book on Tuesday 25th May.
Living in Love and Faith is a course we will run 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. Please contact Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org to let him know you would like to join a group and he’ll send you a Zoom link.
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.