In the St Weonards group of parishes, like many other rural multi-parish benefices, ministry is shared between our vicar, associate minister, lay volunteers, and other retired clergy.
Joining in worship at home
We hope that you have found time for worship, prayer and reflection at home wherever you are in St Weonards Benefice in recent weeks. It is good for us to continue to meet 'virtually' as we pray for our world, country and local communities at this unsettling time.
St Weonards Benefice - Pentecost Sunday: 10.00am, Sunday 31 May
Due to the COVID restrictions, all church buildings remain closed. However, we are still meeting together, virtually.
Churches and Chapels Together
We are going to celebrate Pentecost and the coming of the Holy Spirit by joining together, Baptists, Methodists, Roman Catholics and Anglicans, to share our home-made YouTube service on Sunday, May 31st at 10.00am. The link is here: https://youtu.be/hiWTeczLFVA
Before the service starts, you will need to print off this dove image (if you have a printer at home), and to equip yourselves with a morsel of bread, and wine if you have it, so that we can all share Communion together. It will be possible to view the video any time from Thursday 28h May, but it will be extra special if we can all be together on Sunday morning.
Revd Dr Frances Phillips
Pentecost Sunday, 31 May
Alternatively, you may prefer to follow an Iona-style service of Morning Prayer, suitable for use at home. Please download the order of service. We will upload a reflection for Pentecost by Revd Elizabeth Cathie nearer the time.
Alleluia! Christ is risen!
He is risen indeed. Alleluia!
Churches and Chapels Together for Easter Day
We worked hard to produce an 'all age' service to celebrate at 11.00am on Easter Day for everybody, of any denomination or none, to join in with. We are delighted that so many people did so. It is still available via this YouTube link, along with the order of service.
It was good to know that — though widely separated — we all joined in to celebrate Easter together at that time.
Revd Dr Frances Phillips
For other worship resource ideas, please see the regular updates from the Diocese of Hereford, or visit the Church of England website for more liturgy, prayers and other resources to use during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Planning to visit one of our churches?
You may be aware that from 24 March 2020, all Church of England churches were closed, and regrettably there can be no form of public worship or private prayer in our churches until the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. We are very sorry that baptism, wedding and funeral services in our churches cannot go ahead until further notice. Only services at gravesides or in a crematorium can take place, under strict conditions.
In normal times, you can click on the More Events ... link in the side navigation bar for details of when services are held, and where. Or you can download the current month's service rota which is from this month's Parish News.
During 2020, we are following the 'Year A' Lectionary of Bible readings.
Everyone is very welcome at any of our services.