Covid Risks Update - We are advised to review and look again at our public acts of worship. Consequently, our risk assessment states people must adhere to social distancing and so go straight to their chair and at the end of the service leave orderly. Recent suggestions are that people leave row by row rather than all at once. Once outside in the carpark, catch ups and some fellowship is possible because it is much safer in terms of infection rates and chances of the coronavirus spreading.
Ash Wednesday - Is this week and ashes will be distributed at the morning mass at 10am in St German’s but via sprinkling rather than imposition.
Stations of the Cross - On Monday 15th in St German’s we will have stations of the cross after mass. We’d ask people to remain seated (as during a Eucharist) and Fr Phelim and the ordinands will process around. These stations will be recorded for use by others during Lent. The online recording will also include music by Cesar Franck recorded by Brian Williams. We encourage this traditional devotion at least once a week during Lent and now can be prayed at home.
Funeral - The funeral of Irene Fawcett will be in St German’s on Thursday 18 February at 1pm. We pray for Irene and her friends and family at this time. If you would like to attend please let Fr Phelim know as numbers are strictly limited.
Faith QI - Next meets on Ash Wednesday 17 Feb at 7pm via zoom. The next topic will be ‘Spirituality - lived experiences of faith’. Each evening we explore a different topic related to our faith and spirituality - sometimes prayer, sometimes philosophy, sometimes theology. At the heart of it is a desire to understand and deepen our own faith. Other topics this year: Why go to Church, God and the Pandemic, God talk in a digital age, Spirituality, Who’s in Charge - God, Power and Authority. This is open to anyone at all, be they church goer, parishioner or not.
Recently Departed - Irene Fawcett, Ivy Marshall RIP
Here can be a found a copy of the news items of events and services taking place in each of our churches. Sometimes there is overlap (baptisms, visiting the sick, pilgrimages etc) but mostly events are pertain mostly to one place.