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Our Churches can only open for private prayer before the Covid lockdown ends on 2 December, as follows:

St Barnabas (Clarksfield): Sunday 29 November at 9:30 am

Holy Trinity (Waterhead): Sunday 29 November at 11:00 am

The Hall at St Barnabasí Church remains open for pre-arranged visits to the Food co-operative for the foreseeable future.

Wednesday services

Holy Trinity (Waterhead) at 7:00 pm

To help reduce the risk of spreading the Coronavirus, everyone entering our building is required to practise socially distancing. and do not involve singing nor will they end with refreshments. Holy Communion will be celebrated but distributed in one kind (bread) only. We ask all those attending to wear a face mask please, and to apply hand gel on entering.

After the end of lockdown, our Churches will be open for services of divine worship as follows:

St Barnabas (Clarksfield): Sundays at 9:30 am

Holy Trinity (Waterhead): Sundays at 11:00 am and Wednesdays at 7:00 pm.

To help reduce the risk of spreading the Coronavirus, everyone entering our building is required to practise socially distancing. Services will not involve singing or include sharing the peace. and do not involve singing nor will they end with refreshments. Holy Communion will be celebrated but distributed in one kind (bread) only. We ask all those attending to wear a face mask please, and to apply hand gel on entering.

Food co-operative

The Hall at St Barnabasí Church will remain open for pre-arranged visits to the Food co-operative.

After the end of the lockdown,

Baptism services cannot occur inside a Church, until further notice.

Wedding services can occur inside a Church with a maximum attendance of 30 people.

Funeral services can occur inside a Church with a maximum attendance of 30 people.

Wednesday services

Holy Trinity (Waterhead) at 7:00 pm

 

Advice

Message from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York.

Latest advice from NHS England

Latest advice from Church of England (includes advice, resources, and FAQs)

Latest advice from Diocese of Manchester

Latest advice from Oldham Council

Latest advice from HM Government

Spiritual resources

Online resources

For pdf transcripts of services and YouTube videos in our two Churches, please click here.

For copies of the Churchesí magazine, please click here.

The Church of England have produced some Prayers at home (pdf) Some of the prayers will be useful when praying with children.

This site Prayers at home gives sample liturgies, prayers, patterns of prayer, recommended Bible verses.

Prayer for today (from the Church of England website) includes links to services of Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer (both Common Worship)

Church of England app with prayers and liturgy (Common Worship)

 

Downloadable resources

Guide to outdoor guided meditation (pdf with thanks to Oakwood Forest Church)

Prayers for children and families (MS-Word)

Resources for worship at home (MS-Word)

When you feel anxious (pdf file)

 

Church services

The BBC is planning to broadcast one live service each Sunday. Please look at your TV listings for more details.

Details of some Churches that plan to stream services (BBC website)


Explaining the virus to children

Child-friendly explanation of Coronavirus (pdf)

Talking to children about Coronavirus (pdf, produced by the British Psychological society)

Guidance from educational psychology for parents supporting their children during COVID-19 (pdf, produced by Oldham Councilís Educational and Child Psychology Service)

Last updated 27 November 2020