CoronaVirus - COVID-19 - UPDATE October 2020

IMPORTANT Corona Virus (COVID 19) update: October 2020

Update on worship services, events, community support etc.

As part of the ongoing easing of the Covid-19 induced social distancing restrictions, in addition to being able to open the church buildings for quiet personal prayer, if we so wish, as long as various protective protocols are adhered to, we are now allowed to open for Public worship.

Whatever the short-term future holds, we will continue to shape our church life around these four goals:

  1. For the church family to remain connected and informed
  2. Ongoing support for the most vulnerable in our church family
  3. Ongoing support and help with care in the wider community
  4. The priority of prayer

As part of point one, we are committed to continuing the church without walls services, and, unless we are locked down, the two weekly worship services in our church buildings. For these we have created as COVID-secure an environment as possible. On a Sunday, we have various guest musicians and CDs, and so-far, we have received much positive feedback about the creative and contemplative feel.

Please see below what we have decided to to in the short term, noting that things are still fluid and may have to change at short notice

October 2020

Sun 4th 10.00am All Saints' Said Holy Communion
Wed 7th 10.00am St Stephen's Said Holy Communion
Sun 11th 10.00am All Saints' Said Holy Communion
Wed 14th 10.00am St Stephen's Said Holy Communion
Sun 18th 10.00am All Saints' Said Holy Communion
Wed 21st 10.00am St Stephen's Said Morning Prayer
Sun 25th 10.00am All Saints' Said Holy Communion
Wed 28th 10.00am St Stephen's Said Holy Communion

Please note the buildings will be stewarded, candles will be available and social distancing protocols must be kept, and these will be displayed.  If you can help steward the churches, please let one of the wardens know.

Our services continue to be online as follows:

10 am Sundays and can be watched as follows:

FACEBOOK: All Saints', Ockbrook & St Stephen's, Borrowash Page

YOUTUBE: All Saints, Ockrbook & St Stephen's Borrowash Channel

We continue to support our church family and the wider community with a number of initiatives:

  • Care and support for the vulnerable and elderly;
  • Regular Prayer and responding to prayer requests;
  • We have set up a Food Bank for our community, which is ready to support and has been supporting those in need

Should you require any support or have a prayer request, please email us on oandbparish@gmail.com or contact us using our contact form.  We will respond within 24-48 hours