Our Service Rota can be seen by clicking here.
Sunday 5th December 2021 – Second Sunday of Advent
8am Book of Common Prayer Communion at St Andrew’s.
10:30am Holy Communion at St Peter’s School Hall, St Peter’s Place.
6pm Advent Service at St Andrew’s.
Our services will also continue to be on Zoom and our details are as follows:
Meeting ID: 875 9499 3957
From 19th July 2021 if you are well you are welcome to attend any of our services but you are asked to continue to observe the following. 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. We are now engaging in congregational singing but only whilst wearing face masks. There will be a designated area for people to sit in in St Michael’s if they wish to maintain social distancing and you are asked to respect the decision of people who choose to sit in these spaces by maintaining a good social distance from them. There is no longer a need to book a place at any of our services.
Our regular Sunday services
(We have a parish vision evening on Thursday 21st October starting at 6pm. We will be discussing our future service pattern and our presence across Bemerton Parish.)
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 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.)
6pm Evening Service on all other Sundays in the month
8:30am Morning Prayer Tuesday to Friday (10am on Saturday). In-person in St Andrew’s and on Zoom.
12noon Common Worship Holy Communion in person on Wednesdays at St Michael’s.
10am BCP Communion on Fridays at St Andrews Church.
Study in Bemerton Parish
Grave Talk is such an amazing resource and a very gentle and safe way to begin to explore the sensitive issues around death and dying. Although we have not be able to hold the sessions at this present time, we do plan to run several one-off events next spring with different venues, dates, and times. This will give more opportunity for people to attend so please watch this space. it.
The course will facilitated by Revd Canon Kim Stephens and if you are interested or want further details please do send an email to Kim.Stephens@ salisbury.anglican.org
Kim comes from a nursing midwifery background and is an ordained minister in the church of England for over twenty years. Kim has experience of many years as a hospital chaplain being alongside families and their loved ones as they approach end of life. Kim has worked alongside the hospice and the chaplaincy has been involved in facilitating and leading group conversations around death and dying. This time at end of life is especially precious and highlights the importance of those conversations which are difficult to have.
In Grave talk Kim aims to facilitate a small group table conversation in a safe and open environment where some of the questions and issues around death and dying can be explored.
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 email@example.com 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.