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Coronavirus Update 14 March 2020

St Michael, Aughton and Holy Trinity, Bickerstaffe

 

Coronavirus Bulletin for the congregation (updated 14th March 2020)

 

Please follow the following steps

 

  1. On arrival in church buildings including church on a Sunday, please hand sanitize using your own bottle or wash hands using soap in the kitchen or toilet.
  2. DO NOT shake hands.

 

  1. Worship

Communion in one kind only will continue to be practiced, with the priest only drinking from the chalice. Please stand and not kneel at the communion rail.

 

St Michael’s

Single use service and hymn sheets will be provided at the 10.30am service.

 

Holy Trinity

All services will be projected.

Single use hymn sheets will be provided for the choir.

 

  1. CollectionPlease place your donation in the box at the back of church on arrival. Alternatively, donate via the card reader or speak to Brian about joining the Parish Giving Scheme (information in the church magazine).Holy Trinity
  2. Those who count the money need to regularly wash their hands or wear disposable gloves.
  3. Place your donation in the plates at the back of church on arrival. Alternatively, ask Stan about setting up a standing order.
  4. St Michael’s

 

  1. Until further notice, refreshments will NOT be served following the service.

 

  1. If you are self isolating, please let Andrew or the Church Wardens know. If you are at St Michael’s you can also let Chris Thomson know. If you are at Holy Trinity, you can also let Irene McCarthy know.

 

  1. Clergy cassocks and surplices need to be washed regularly on the highest cycle possible or not worn.
  2. Choir are not to robe.
  3. Sidespeople
  • Wear disposable gloves to hand out service sheets.
  • Welcome at the door to inform people of changes
  • Before and following the services, please wear disposable gloves and clean door handles, door plates, light switches, toilet flush handle, taps.

 

Both parishes have completed a Coronavirus Parish Continuity Plan to ensure, as far as possible, our continued mission and ministry.

 

When new advice is released we will update this bulletin and also the websites.

Rev Andrew Housley

March 2020 Magazine

 

New Magazine-

BickerMag Mar 20

Bickerstaffe News and Dates

Dates

10th March     Parochial Church Council meeting

21st April         Annual General Meeting

7th May           Archdeacons Visitation

 

 

Special services

1st March        Gift Day

22nd March    Mothering Sunday

29th March     Songs of Praise

10th May         Bereavement Service

17th May        Rogation Sunday

14th June        Civic Service

 

 

Gift Day

Gift Day is on Sunday 1st March. This is an opportunity to give a one off gift to the church in appreciation for the ministry and fellowship we receive.

February 2020 Magazine

New Magazine out now-

BickerMag Feb 20

Dates

13th February             Deanery Synod

10th March                 Parochial Church Council meeting

28th April                    Annual General Meeting

 

St Michael, Aughton Holy Trinity, Bickerstaffe
2nd February

Presentation of Christ

White

Micah 6.1-8;

1 Corinthians 1.18-31; Matthew 5.1-12

 

8.15am Holy Communion

Andrew Housley

 

10.30am Matins

Bill Glennon

Bible readings Pat Richards

Intercessions

 

10.30am Hall Service

 

4pm Holy Communion Andrew Housley

 

10.45am

Holy Communion Andrew Housley

9th February

3rd before Lent

Green

Isaiah 58.1-9a,(9b-12);

1 Corinthians 2.1-12; Matthew 5.13-20

 

8.15am Holy Communion

Andrew Housley

 

10.30am Family Communion

Judith Ball

OT & Epistle     Adrian Ball

Intercessions   Jo Housley

10.45am Family Service with Baptism

Andrew Housley

16th February

2nd before Lent

Green

Deuteronomy 30.15-20;

1 Corinthians 3.1-9; Matthew 5.21-37

 

8.15am Holy Communion

Andrew Housley

 

10.30am The Choir Songs of Praise

 

4pm Holy Communion Andrew Housley

10.45am Morning Praise

Mark Hudson

 

23rd February

Sunday next before Lent

Green

Exodus 24.12-18;

2 Peter 1.16-21;

Matthew 17.1-9

 

8.15am Holy Communion

Andrew Housley

 

10.30am Family Communion & GIFT DAY Andrew Housley

OT & Epistle James Parsons

Intercessions Pam O’Brien

 

10.45am

Holy Communion

Judith Ball

Star Wars Service

Holy Trinity Church

Church Rd

Bickerstaffe, Ormskirk Lancs L39 0EB

 

On Sunday 12th January we had a Star Wars themed Family Service at 10:45am.

People brought memorabilia and came dressed as their favourite characters.

We had a quiz, special music and more.

Thanks to everyone who came and everyone who helped.

Star Wars Service

Holy Trinity Church

Church Rd

Bickerstaffe, Ormskirk Lancs L39 0EB

 

On Sunday 12th January we are having a Star Wars themed Family Service at 10:45am.

Please bring any memorabilia and you can come dressed as one of your favourite characters.

 

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