Corona Virus

 

The PCC’s are working hard to get all our Churches open for Private Prayer as per UK Government and the Church of England guidelines.  At present the opening schedule stands at:

Cold Ash Church: Mondays and Thursdays 10am to 4pm

Compton Church: Wednesdays 10am to 4pm

East Ilsley Church: Sundays 10am to 4pm

Frilsham Church: Not open due to Building work

Hampstead Norreys Church: Every day, 9am to 6pm

Hermitage Church: Mondays and Fridays 10am to 4pm

Yattendon Church: Monday and Thursday 10am to 4pm

Please follow the protocols in place to keep you safe.

All our Churches have strict protocols in place to keep you safe, please follow the instructions in the Churches you visit.  Not all pews are open (to help with social distancing), please use the hand sanitiser when you enter and exit the Church and refrain from touching surfaces.

The UK is still in partial lock down, keep an eye on updates from the UK Government.

Remember to follow the 2m social distancing rule at all times when you are out and about and wear face coverings if you are going on public transport or a place where it is difficult to be socially distant.

We are hosting daily services online via Zoom.  Check out our Online Services page for more information.

We are hosting a regular 'Virtual' Coffee and Chat every Sunday at 12.15pm with the Ministry Team via Zoom.  All are welcome to attend and 'catch-up' after the 10am Sunday live-streamed service from the Diocese, and our online service at 11am.  Check the Calendar or the Events page for the information on how to join this event.

Visit www.oxford.anglican.org/livestream every Sunday at 10am and watch and particiapte in a live streamed services by the Oxford Diocese.

If you struggle with Zoom and need some help setting it up we have produced a handy guide which you can follow step by step.  Download it here.

Please note all weddings and baptisms are in the process of being rescheduled with a maximum number of guests allowed of 25.  Interment of Ashes are now able to take place as are Graveside Burials and Cremations but following strict guidelines.  Contact fenella@hermitage-team.org.uk for more information.

Food Banks in the area need our help more than ever as we continue in lock down.  If you would like to make a donation (which you can do as a one-off or as a monthly donation) visit this page for more information: https://westberks.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-money/