The 11am Sunday Eucharist
Open for public worship and private prayer
Following the lifting of restrictions on 19th July, our Rector, The Revd Lucy Winkett, has written a letter setting out our plans for the weeks and months ahead. Services will mostly be held in the courtyard throughout the summer and you will not be required to book in advance.
To read Lucy's letter, please click here.
Further to the government's lifting of Covid 19 restrictions, the Church of England has issued guidance to help us make our own arrangements regarding public worship. At St James’s, as throughout society, there is a range of views regarding risk, and the restrictions that we live with or not.
The legal responsibility for the ordering of public worship lies with the incumbent (in our case the Rector). A meeting was held this week with wardens, members of the standing committee and staff to make proposals regarding St James’s Sunday services over the next two or three months.
Inevitably all of these arrangements are subject to review as we go along and all feedback is extremely welcome to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Our principles are:
1. To make St James’s as inviting, accessible and safe as possible for anyone to worship together either face to face or online.
2. To have a special regard for all those who are more vulnerable to Covid 19 and its effects, physically or mentally and to make sure that anyone who is feeling anxious or cautious about the lifting of restrictions is not discriminated against.
3. Nevertheless to take measured steps forward in the practice of our public worship, in the return to something like a new normal.
The church is open to visitors for private prayer on Mon, Tues, and Thurs from 11am-3pm. Further announcements regarding extended opening hours will be made in due course.
We're so glad to be able to gather in-person, and everyone is very welcome to join us as you feel confident and safe to do so.
An audio recording of the Sunday service is available on 020 8016 2161 from 1.30pm each Sunday. (Standard call charges apply)