Christ Church – Services – includes COVID-19 Opening Arrangements (Updated)

Changes for Services in the Benefice of Christ Church, Stone and Oulton with Moddershall

We are grateful for your cooperation to maintain a safe environment which give people confidence to join our services.

The removal of most COVID Regulations means that the Standing Committee have considered our current practices and made a decision to have a ‘reduced measures’ approach to the pandemic that is now an endemic.

Christ Church holds a midweek Holy Communion each Tuesday at 10:30 am.

Sunday Services in the Church Buildings will be announced here or via email.

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24-Jul-20229:15 amSunday Morning – Christ ChurchPs 129 Perseverance
All Age Service
24-Jul-202211:00 amSunday Morning – Oulton & ModdershallModdershall – Morning Prayer – MP: Acts 7v44-53 The righteous one.
Oulton – Morning Prayer – Ps 129 Perseverance
26-Jul-202210:30 amTuesday Service – Christ ChurchActs 7v44-53 The righteous one
31-Jul-20229:15 amSunday Morning – Christ ChurchAll Age – Ps 130 Hope
Morning Prayer
31-Jul-202211:00 amSunday Morning – Oulton & ModdershallModdershall – No Service.
Oulton – All Age – Ps 130 Hope
02-Aug-202210:30 amTuesday Service – Christ ChurchActs 8v26-40: The suffering servant.
07-Aug-20229:15 amSunday Morning – Christ ChurchPs 131 Humility Holy Communion
07-Aug-202211:00 amSunday Morning – Oulton & ModdershallModdershall – No Service
Oulton – Holy Communion – Ps 131 Humility
09-Aug-202210:30 amTuesday Service – Christ ChurchActs 9v10-22: The Son of God
14-Aug-20229:15 amSunday Morning – Christ ChurchPs 132 Obedience
Morning Prayer
14-Aug-202211:00 amSunday Morning – Oulton & ModdershallModdershall – Holy Communion – Acts 13v26-41 The Son of God
Oulton – Morning Prayer Ps 132 Obedience
16-Aug-202210:30 amTuesday Service – Christ ChurchActs 13v26-41 The Son of God
21-Aug-20229:15 amSunday Morning – Christ ChurchPs 133 Community
Holy Communion
21-Aug-202211:00 amSunday Morning – Oulton & ModdershallModdershall – No Service
Oulton – Holy Communion – Ps 133 Community
23-Aug-202210:30 amTuesday Service – Christ ChurchActs 22v1-21: The righteous one.
28-Aug-20229:15 amSunday Morning – Christ ChurchPs 134 Blessing Morning Prayer
28-Aug-202211:00 amSunday Morning – Oulton & ModdershallModdershall – Morning Prayer – Acts 28v17-31: The Lord Jesus Christ.
Oulton Morning Prayer – Ps 134 Blessing
30-Aug-202210:30 amTuesday Service – Christ ChurchActs 28v17-31: The Lord Jesus Christ.

It is important to remember that COVID has not vanished and people are still getting ill. Therefore, it is important that you not attend church if you are feeling unwell, join us on Zoom at Christ Church instead.

As we have seen the case numbers have been gradually falling despite lifting the measures we have been required to take to mitigate the spread of infection of Corona 19 virus. As the risks are diminishing., we are therefore adopting the following regime which will be extended across the benefice:  

  • Request you use hand sanitisation on entering the premises.
  • Provide a ‘mask-only zone’: those who use the designated area are to wear a mask at all times and not to remove them (except when receiving communion!).
  • To relax the distanced seating as we revert to using all the pews [no ticks and crosses system].
  • Ask that if you are feeling poorly to abstain from church as you would in the case of other illnesses.
  • To continue to provide a zoom link for the house-bound.

We have had a deliberately cautious approach over the two years to avoid having to back-track and provide confidence that we can meet without causing problems for others. We hope that this latest progression will prove acceptable as we continue to see people gain confidence to regularly attend services.

Please give thanks to the Lord for His sustaining us through these challenging times and look to Him to bring about peace as we now are concerned about what is happening in Ukraine. We ask that you continue to pray for our local churches to be an effective witness to the community, to invite people to join in and also to give a warm welcome when they do! 

The Vicar, wardens and PCC.