We are delighted that we are now able to worship together, both onsite and online.
At St Anne's, we have continued our regular 10am Sunday Holy Communion service in various forms throughout the pandemic, and we continue to evolve with the changing circumstances and restrictions.
At present, we meet together in a 'hybrid' service, with some of the congregation onsite in the church building, and some joining online via zoom. We enjoy hearing some of our service led by people from their homes, and making a 'joyful noise' as we combine all our voices in parts of the service like the Lord's Prayer. Those onsite are able to receive Communion physically (bread only) whilst those online share in a Spiritual Communion prayer.
As we continue to adapt to the changing situation, we have now re-introduced singing in the church buildings, and are able to meet after the service to catch up with one another over tea/coffee and biscuits for those onsite, or via breakout rooms for those online. We are continuing to ask people to wear masks in church (unless exempt) and to book ahead for track and trace purposes, although we are no longer allocating specific seats.
We welcome families at all our services, however we also have family services roughly once a month which are more informal and include crafts and more active engagement with music and prayers than is possible in our Sunday morning services. These usually take place at 4pm on Sundays; to find out more please contact Rev Ellen.
In addition to our Sunday services, we also meet together online for Morning and Evening Prayer each day, at 9am and 5pm. More information on our daily prayer services can be found here, or you can contact us to get the zoom password and more information.
We continue to review our service pattern and are thinking about how we can re-introduce other services both on Sundays and during the week, as well as how we can resume other elements of our 10am service such as Junior Church, the choir, and our servers.
We hope that you will be able to come and join with us in one of our services, onsite or online.