Online Service for the 4th Sunday after Trinity

Date: July 5, 2020

Dear Friends,

Our services for tomorrow can be found online here:

Our service sheet can be found here: Trinity 4.pdf

Activity sheets can be found here: 05-july-2020-colouring-sheet.pdf
*Private Prayer*

St John’s is open for private prayer at the following times:

Sunday:               10:00 – 10:45 (over 70s)
10:45 – 11:45 (all welcome)

Wednesday          6-7pm (all welcome)

A prayer booklet will be available for those who wish to pray in silence.
However thanks to Rob, we are now also able to offer short periods of music
every 15 minutes, and tomorrow shall include:

* *Vierne – Symphony no. 3: Adagio / P. Whitlock Plymouth Suite: Lantana
/ F. Bridge – 3 Pieces for Organ: Adagio / J. S. Bach – Schmücke dich, o
liebe Seele, BWV 654 Deck thyself, my soul, with gladness / P. Whitlock –
Fidelis / J. S. Bach – Fantasia in C / H. Howells – Master Tallis’s

*It should be emphasised that until further notice, we are encouraging
everyone to primarily make use of the online provision for worship. *Our
opening for private prayer is a working experiment at present, but due to
feedback, we have divided up the Sunday morning slot, as above. If you have
thoughts about this, then do drop me a line.

Although we won’t turn people away, if you are under 70 and able to attend
from 10.45 onwards, leaving the first 3/4 hr for those over 70 who strongly
wish to attend, we would really appreciate you doing this.

The government guidance states: *Certain groups of people may be at
increased risk of severe disease from COVID-19, including people who are
aged 70 or older, regardless of medical conditions. Individuals who fall
within this group are advised to stay at home. *We entirely understand if
people are still shielding and do not feel able to attend.
Reopening for Public Worship*

We are delighted that the Government has given permission for places of
worship to begin to reopen. The Church Committee are digesting the various
guidance as regards services, music and social distancing that were
provided during the last week – and we hope to write to you soon as to when
we can safely reopen.

*Letter from Bishop Christoper

*The Bishop has written to the diocese on reopening, and the Wardens have
asked that this be circulated to the congregation: Pastoral Letter from the
Bishops of the Diocese of Southwark.pdf

With kind regards,


Service times


8:15am Holy Communion (BCP)
9:00am Children's Service - Twice a month
10:15am Sung Eucharist