Services

Updated 14 June 21

A list of services (both physical and on-line) is given below; please keep an eye on this page and Team News for any changes. 

If attending Church pre-booking is still required and, although we have progressed to Step 3 on the Government’s roadmap, restrictions still apply – please see further down the page. 

Zoom services: if you have not attended before, please contact Revd Victor for an invitation at associateminister@corshamandlacockchurches.org.uk.  Services are recorded so you can watch them afterwards even if you do not have the Zoom app, please email: admin@corshamandlacockchurches.org.uk for details.

Recent service recordings:
Zoom service for 6 June 21 – recording available on request from admin@corshamandlacockchurches.org.uk or associateminister@corshamandlacockchurches.org.uk

FUTURE SERVICES:

20 Jun 21:    Trinity 3
10.00am       Holy Communion at Corsham, Morning Worship at Gastard and Neston
10.30am       Holy Communion at Lacock

27 June 21:  Trinity 4
10.00am       Morning Worship at Gastard (Patronal festival) and Neston
10.00am       Zoom (on-line) service -“The early church – The Grace of Giving” [Last one before Summer break]

Details for July services are awaited, which may be influenced by the Government’s announcement on the date for step 4 of the roadmap.

You can find links to Malmesbury Abbey, Bristol, Salisbury and Wells Cathedral services here : https://corshamandlacockchurches.org.uk/links-to-services/

Church availability for private prayer can be found at LATEST TEAM NEWS AND INFORMATION

Guidance on attending church services—reminder on restrictions

  • There must be no “mingling” of households indoors. This means that although individuals, households and support bubbles can attend worship they must not mingle or interact with others in the church and 2m social distancing must be maintained; however 6 people or 2 households may meet outside.
  • Face coverings that fit securely around the side of the face are mandatory in church. Visors or shields may be worn in addition to a face covering but not instead of one;
  • Congregational singing is not permitted so only recorded hymns will be used at our services.

If you are particularly vulnerable to the virus, by reason of age and/or underlying health condition, please do consider carefully if it is wise for you to attend church at present – our Zoom services offer an alternative.

NHS Test and Trace: at all services we are required to ask for name and telephone numbers for Test and Trace purposes. Details will be kept securely and shredded after 21 days. For booked  services you will be asked for this information when you book.

Communion services: Communion will be through wafers only, pending any change from further research being done into the new variant of the COVID 19 virus

To ensure social distancing can be maintained, booking is required for all services—see contact details below

Corsham: L’nora Olney on 01225 859202
Gastard: Sandy Fletcher at sfletcher13@aol.com or 01249 715006
Neston: Margaret Astell on 01225 810586 or by email to p.anstey@hotmail.co.uk
Lacock: Fiona Draper at office@corshamandlacockchurches.org.uk  or 01249 712935

Other information is contained in TEAM NEWS

The regular pattern of services pre-Covid-19 at each church is shown below and is also given within each church’s section. You can go to a church’s section by selecting from the main menu.  Any other temporary changes will be published in Church News,  or local news sheets.

We also have some special Sunday services,  services for Children and Families and some midweek services and prayer groups.

REGULAR PATTERN OF WORSHIP as at January 2020.
Please see the weekly Services post for services each week which will highlight any changes to this pattern

Week 1
8.00am      Holy Communion at Corsham
9.00am      Holy Communion at Bowden Hill
10.00am    Parish Communion at Corsham and Gastard (joined by the Neston congregation)
10.30am    Morning Worship at Lacock

Week 2
8.00am      Holy Communion at Corsham
9.00am      Early Birds (pre-school service) at Corsham, Breakfast Service (all age) at Neston (from Sep 19)
10.00am    Morning Worship at Corsham, Gastard
10.00am    Morning worship (or Holy Communion) at Neston
10.30am    Parish Communion at Lacock
6.00pm      Contemplative Prayer and bible passage reflection at Corsham

Week 3
8.00am       Holy Communion at Corsham
9.00am       Holy Communion at Bowden Hill
10.00am     Parish Communion at Corsham, Morning Worship at Neston
10.30am     Family Service at Lacock
6.00pm       Evensong (BCP) at Corsham

Week 4
8.00am       Holy Communion at Corsham
10.00am     Family Service at Corsham, Matins at Gastard, Parish Communion at Neston
10.30am     Parish Communion at Lacock
6.00pm       Holy Communion with Healing Ministry at Corsham

Services for the 5th Sundays can vary – please see Church News for details.