Sunday Services

Our churches are opening their doors! We are delighted to be able to offer in person services beginning on Palm Sunday. We are moving cautiously forward and as lockdown restrictions ease, we will continue to monitor the situation.  Infection rates may rise, guidelines may change so please continue to check the notices in our church porches or on the church website or Facebook for the latest news on in-church services throughout the forthcoming weeks.

Palm Sunday 28th March               10am Holy Communion at Nayland

Maundy Thursday 1stApril           Please find an online service, e.g. from the Cathedral.

Good Friday 2nd April     10am Elements of the Passion at Nayland

                                               1-4pm St Matthew’s Passion at Stoke.  People are invited to attend this devotional and can ‘come and go’ during the three hours.   

All churches will be open for private prayer on Good Friday during the following times

 Polstead 11-4pm      Leavenheath 12-3pm        Stoke 10-1pm    Nayland 11-4 Wiston 9-4pm

And on Easter Day

Polstead 11-4pm      Leavenheath 10-4pm     Stoke 11-4pm    Nayland 10-4pm   Wiston 9-4pm

Easter Sunday 4th April  10am Holy Communion at Stoke          10am Morning Prayer at Wiston

                                               10am Easter First Sunday (Online)

The Easter Sunday service at Stoke will be recorded and posted online with the usual links.

IMPORTANT. Anyone wishing to attend any of the above in-church services should register with the churchwardens in advance as numbers are limited for social distancing.

Chris and Kathy Hunt for Nayland,  01206 262014       June Smith for Stoke 01206 263225

Please remember to fill in the track and trace form as you enter, wear a mask and observe social distancing. Sanitising gel is provided. There is no expectation or pressure to return to in person services before you feel safe to do so. Many people are still required to shield and many have not yet had their second or even their first vaccination. We know that it may take a long time before everyone will feel comfortable or confident about returning to in person services so the following online services will continue to be provided for the foreseeable future.

1st Sunday   10am             First Sunday                        3rd Sunday           6.30pm    Evening Praise

2nd Sunday   10am            Holy Communion             4th Sunday           10am       Holy Communion

After Easter in-church services will be as follows, unless regulations change.  All starting at 10am.

April Sun 4th   HC at Stoke (Easter)
Sun 11th  HC at Nayland
Sun 18th  HC at Polstead
Sun 25th  HC at Nayland                           MP Leavenheath +APCM   HC=Holy Communion   MP = Morning Prayer
May Sun 2nd   HC at Stoke                MP at Wiston
Sun 9th    HC at Nayland            MP at Stoke
Sun 16th  HC at Polstead           MP at Nayland Sun 23rd  HC at Nayland Sun 30th  HC at Stoke   

NB All services in Wiston Church are restricted to Wiston congregation, to maintain social distancing.

Members of the ministry team can be contacted by telephone or email to offer prayer ministry and ongoing pastoral support.

This week the following services are online:

Sunday 10th January 2021 – The Baptism of Christ (& Revd Mark’s last service)

10am – Online Holy Communion

All are invited to join us online on the Benefice Facebook Page or on the Benefice YouTube Page

You can join in using the service booklet(s) below:

Baptism of Christ – Communion at Home  (Word)
Baptism of Christ – Communion at Home  (PDF)

The following links offer Worship Resources as well as our weekly pew sheets.

Previous Weeks Services remain available to watch from the Benefice YouTube Page