Fourth Sunday of Advent
Date: December 20, 2020
For the Lord is gracious, his mercy is everlasting and his truth
endureth from generation to generation. [Ps 100:4, Evensong, 19th December]
We continue our journey through this unusual season of Advent.
Even though we are to be in Tier 4 from midnight tonight, communal worship
is apparently still allowed. However, echoing my earlier epistle, we must
take particular caution, especially considering the rising infection rates
in this area, and the newly identified strain of the virus.
If you are clinically vulnerable or are aged 70 or older, regardless of
medical conditions – the government advice to you* is to keep social
contacts low and maintain social distancing from those you do not live
For the rest of us – *we are to reduce our contact with others to a bare
For many of you, this will mean worshipping at home, and listening to our
prerecorded BCP service (online later tonight) and to our services after
they are uploaded here: https://soundcloud.com/stjohnswimbledon
After some discussion, we have taken the decision to bring tomorrow
night’s carol service online. As we will need to edit the recordings and
weave it all together, it shall now be emailed out to you all on Monday.
We will hold our customary Communion services tomorrow at 8:30 and 10:15.
However, Diddy Disciples will not be held at 9:15, and the choir will now
not be singing at the 10:15 – instead, our Director of Music will
complement our worship with solo pieces.
Our exact provision for the 24th and 25th is under discussion, and an
email about these will follow in due course.
With kind regards,
Stephen & Rosie