Wednesday 9 September The number of people who can gather together changes on Monday 14 September 2020. These changes relate only to social gatherings. They do not concern servies of worship in any way.
St Barnabas (Clarksfield) at 9:30 am
Holy Trinity (Waterhead) at 11:00 am
Holy Trinity (Waterhead) at 7:00 pm
To help reduce the risk of spreading the Coronavirus, our services will 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.†
Message from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York.
Latest advice about baptisms ††††††††† (Diocese of Manchester, dated 24.08.2020)
Latest advice about weddings †††††††† (Diocese of Manchester, dated 24.08.2020)
Latest advice about funerals †††††††††† (Diocese of Manchester, dated 24.08.2020)
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
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)
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)
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
Talking to children about Coronavirus (pdf, produced by the British Psychological society)
Educational and Child Psychology Service)
Last updated 10 September 2020