St James Church, PO8 0RA
St James is a friendly Christian community, with a traditional small village church building, belonging to the Church of England in the Portsmouth Diocese.
From Reverend Richard and the Churchwardens: SUSPENSION OF GATHERED WORSHIP
On Monday 4 January, our Parochial Church Council members met in a combined meeting to consider what our approach should be to gathered worship in our church buildings under (then) Tier 4 COVID restrictions. Shortly after the conclusion of that meeting the Prime Minister announced the tougher restrictions of the current national lockdown owing to rising infection rates and the pressure this is placing on NHS capacity.
The Combined PCCs decided overwhelmingly that we should suspend Sunday and Wednesday gathered worship, as a temporary measure, to do our part to prevent the spread of coronavirus, to encourage people to stay at home and to protect the local NHS capacity. This decision was not taken lightly, but reluctantly and with deep regret, but also in appropriate recognition of infection rates and the pressure on health services that exist in our local area.
Our online offering of Live@10, Thought for the Day and Evening Prayer remain unaffected - if you would like details of how to connect with any of these, please email email@example.com.
A further decision was made amongst the combined PCC membership that we will not open either building for individual prayer at the moment - this was another decision that was taken with a heavy heart, but the same factors of preventing spread, staying at home and protecting the NHS were at the heart of this very difficult decision.
We are conscious that people's prayer needs are likely to increase when there are no church services to attend during this period; you can contact a member of our ministry team on one of the numbers below if you would like someone to pray with you:
Revd Richard Hutchins 07504 214344
Revd Angela Johnson 023 9264 4595
Revd Anne Gothard 023 9259 6315
We will keep the situation under review in the coming weeks, and will provide updates as appropriate. God bless.
The parish of Clanfield: St James is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Portsmouth’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.
A traditional said service from Common Worship
Live@10 - Wedding Day
Join us in our short weekly online stream via Facebook - shared through the joint Catherington and Clanfield Facebook Page.
Zoom4Coffee - after Live@10
A chance to catch up with a coffee, gathering on Zoom to share fellowship. Starts straight after the Live@10 livestream ends. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how to join in...
Holy Communion with service books, organ and church choir
Informal Communion Service
Our informal communion service is shown on the overhead screen and accompanied by our church band of guitars, flute/clarinet and singers.
An informal non communion service shown on the overhead screen and accompanied by our church band of guitars, flute/clarinet, and singers.
Sunday Holy Communion@All Saints
Sunday services have started again at All Saints - with our 12 noon Holy Communion service. Owing to limited capacity from COVID-19 precautions, pre-booking is essential; until 5 January this is by email to email@example.com or by leaving a voicemail on 07504 214344. The "normal" booking route (via the Parish Office: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07873252517) will resume in the New Year.
This may be for one or two families depending upon the number of expected guests. Please ring our church office to arrange.
Just drop in to All Saints Church for private reflection and prayer - no booking necessary. Someone will be there to guide you through our COVID-19 precautions to ensure that your visit is a safe experience.
Sunday Holy Communion@St James
Our 3pm Sunday service at St James. Owing to limited capacity from COVID-19 precautions, pre-booking is essential; until 5 January this is by email to email@example.com or by leaving a voicemail on 07504 214344. The "normal" booking route (via the Parish Office: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07873252517) will resume in the New Year.
Holy Communion - PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Our Sunday Holy Communion Service at 5pm - owing to COVID-19 precautions places are very limited at this service so pre-booking is required. To register for a space at a Sunday service, please phone 07873252517 on Thursdays between 9am and 12pm. You will receive a call at the weekend to say whether you have a space on that Sunday.
Holy Communion - PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Our Wednesday Holy Communion Service at 5pm - owing to COVID-19 precautions places are very limited at this service so pre-booking is required. To register for a space at a Sunday service, please phone 07873252517 on Fridays between 9am and 12pm. You will receive a call on Tuesday/Wednesday to say whether you have a space on that Wednesday.
Wednesday Holy Communion@All Saints
Gathered worship has re-commenced at All Saints Church with this Wednesday Holy Communion Service at 6pm. No need to book a place at this service - just turn up.
Bring your children for some messy service, singing & play followed by a shared meal