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