OUR CHURCHES ARE OPEN FOR SUNDAY SERVICES
CHANGES FOLLOWING THE MOVE TO STEP 4 ON MONDAY 19th JULY 2021
Our services and events - we are able to remain open for our Sunday services and also for Individual Private Prayer
The North Cheltenham Team Ministry is following current Church of England advice which can be found by clicking here.
Three of our Churches are open for Private Prayer as follows:
St Mary’s Church, Prestbury will be open for private prayer:
Monday to Saturday from 9.00 am until 4.00 pm
All Saints Church, Pittville will be open for private prayer:
Wednesdays from 2.00 pm until 4.00 pm
Saturdays from 10.00 am until 12.00 noon
St Lawrence Church will be open for private prayer:
Wednesdays from 10.00 am – 12.00 noon
Funerals can still take place with the limit on the amount of mourners now very much dependant on the size of each church, therefore, please ask our Clergy or Kate in the Office regarding the limit for these.
Weddings are limited to 30 people at the service.
Baptisms are also limited to 30 people at the service.
We are endeavouring to keep in contact with you all through various platforms and by offering online services and prayers.
Keeping in touch
We now have the ability to send out messages via WhatsApp - Please add "01242 244 373" to your phone book. Send a WhatsApp message giving your full name NOTE this only currently works for WhatsApp - not text messages and don't forget to join our email mailing list.
Information regarding funerals:
Although there has been a change in the guidelines surrounding funerals, there are still guidelines and limits on those attending, therefore we ask that you remain at home as per the Government guidelines and light a candle at the time of the funeral as listed on the News sheet and say a prayer (see below). When we book a funeral we ask the family for a guest list which we will use for those in attendance. We are offering all families who have lost loved ones at this time a memorial service in the future if they so wish. Please also remember at this difficult time for many the families and friends who are mourning loved ones, as well as the Funeral Directors who are dealing with arranging funerals under difficult circumstances and the clergy who are supporting those in mourning.
Thank you for (name), for all that they meant to me and to others.
I so wanted to say goodbye, to be alongside my friends and family.
Help me to know you are there,
Holding all my hopes,
Holding all those I Love, especially (name),
And holding me this day.
Be close with your peace and hope.
Life is so strange just now – I don’t know what to do.
Comfort me with your presence,
Be with all who grieve
And give us strength and courage to face this and all the days ahead.
God of love,
Surround all those I love,
Especially those I can no longer meet.
Be light in my darkness,
Be hope in my fear,
Be love in every moment,
And give me grace to face each day ahead.