Sunday Worship
We are now able to worship together on a Sunday and are holding two Communion services at 10am and 11am to ensure we can keep numbers small.
There are a lot of special measures in place to reduce the risk from Covid 19. Please wear a face covering if you are able.
We are now enjoying hearing the organ played every week and, although we are not yet allowed congregational singing, we can listen to recoded music from members of the choir.

Diocesan Service
If you would rather join in the Diocesan Eucharist, celebrated by our Bishops, it is live streamed at 10 am on Sunday morning.
The website is https://www.oxford.anglican.org/coronavirus-covid-19/livestream/

Electoral Roll
You are entitled to be on the electoral roll if you are a member of the Church and being on this list entitles you to vote in our Annual Church Meeting. If you would like to be included, please email us.

Weekly notices
We now have a fairly comprehensive list of emails and are sending out the notices electronically. If you would like to be included, please email us
If you have any photographs or good news stories to add to our weekly Picture Post, please send them to the office email

Weekday Prayer
During August we will be holding zoom prayers on Tuesday (7pm) and Thursday (midday)

As you know, our previous Vicar moved to a new job last August.
We are now starting the process of looking for someone to take over that role.
Please join us in asking God to bless the selection process.

This Week: Daily Prayer

Saturday 5th September

Community Garden 10.30am-12pm please reserve a place in advance

Sunday 6th September

10.00 Said Parish Communion also available via zoom

11.00 Said Communion

Monday 7th September

Community Garden 3.30pm - 4.30pm - please reserve a place in advance

Tuesday 8th September

7pm Night Prayer via zoom

Wednesday 9th September

Thursday 10th September

Midday Prayer via zoom

Friday 11th September

Saturday 12th September

Community Garden 10.30am-12pm - please reserve a place in advance

Sunday 13th September

10.00 Said Parish Communion also available via zoom

11.00 Said Communion

UPCOMING EVENTS

Last updated Friday 4th September
We are now following the latest guidance and opening for worship on Sundays.
We have carried out a detailed risk assessment and, if you are concerned, the precautions we are taking are detailed below.
We are delighted that many of our Parish Family are able to join us but we will continue to provide zoom links for those of you who do not yet feel able to attend in person.

You will be asked to wear a mask as you enter and to use hand sanitiser
Please enter down the centre aisle and fill the pews from the front so that you do not walk past people already seated.
There are green markers showing where you can sit at a social distance. Households can, of course, sit together.
During the service there will be no singing and reduced congregational responses. Please do respond but don’t shout. It is recommended to keep the service short so we will have one reading, the Gospel, and a short homily.
All the words will be on the screen and the Sunday sheet will continue to be sent by email.
We will sign the peace. There will be no offertory procession and no collection – do please consider the Parish Giving scheme while we can’t have collections (details on the Sunday sheet)
The communion vessels will be prepared in advance by the priest wearing a mask, having thoroughly washed her hands and then used sanitiser
Fresh sets of vessels and linen will be used for each service.
During the consecration the hosts will be in a closed ciborium and communion will be in one kind only (no wine)
Before distribution of communion the priest will put on a mask and sanitise her hands again and also put on gloves.
There will be sanitiser on the front pew for you to use before you receive.
We will not have sidespeople telling you when to leave your pew so please wait until you can maintain 2m from the person before you before leaving your pew.
Please approach the plinth in single file and receive standing at the centre step. Extend your arms as far as you can and the priest will do the same. If she should accidentally touch you, she will change her glove and sanitise again before continuing.
You will only be given the host; we cannot share the wine.
When you have received communion, please return via the side aisles, maintaining a one way system.
If you want to light a candle, this is the moment to do it. You will need to return to your pew via the left (pulpit) aisle where candles will be available. Please touch only your candle.
At the end of the service we won’t be able to offer refreshments
but, if the weather is nice we can distantly socialise on the grass in front of church.
For everyone’s safety you will be asked to leave row by row from the back.

I hope this reassures you that we have done everything possible to keep you safe.

Those of you who are on the mailing list will be asked to reserve a place at 10am or 11am but we are reserving a few places for people who want to worship but are not on our list. Please do just turn up if you want to – you are very welcome.

If you are not on the email list and would like to be, please contact office@redlandsparish.org.uk

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