As our church buildings slowly reopen, it really is wonderful to be able to gather again for worship and renewed fellowship. For now, we’re meeting each week at 10:30am in St Michael’s, Cumnor.

All the words are projected on the screen as we can’t use service books, hymn books or Bibles although we are allowed to bring a Bible from home. We will be using elements from the online service in church via the new AV system. 

Following Government guidance, we are not permitted to sing and have to keep things short, so the service will last about 35 minutes, and we cannot yet serve refreshments or hold long conversations at the door afterwards. We have had to reduce the capacity to 40 people, and people from different households will need to observe 2m social distancing. We will also need to maintain good hand hygiene at all times. The porch toilet will be available. All the pews are now open so there will be lots of room available to space out well. Please don’t sit directly behind someone else or lean over the pews to talk. The doors will be open during the service to improve ventilation. There is no requirement to wear a face covering but you may do so if you wish.

Eve Lockett has written here of her experience attending some of the first services back in church after lockdown.

Many of us continue to be shielding or have family members who are vulnerable or may be hesitant about returning to public worship, so we’re continuing to produce our weekly online service. We will ensure they are as similar as possible so that you will not be missing out if you are unable to join us yet. 

The service will continue to be available each week by Telephone on 01865 920993.

We’ve made some Children and Families resources available as well.