Services

August 2020

Sunday 2nd August 10.30am: Stow Group Holy Communion at St Mary’s Stow

We have had to ‘risk assess’ the church and carefully plan how we are going to keep the 2m social distancing rules or mitigate the risk where this is not possible.  This has meant that we have had to cut down on the number of pews we can use and on the number of people that can sit on each pew.   As a consequence we need you to ‘book in’ to attend worship.  Please contact Alan on 01427 788787 before 7.00pm on Saturday 1st August.

Also, as part of Track and Trace we will need to record your names and contact details (so if you get an answerphone please leave these details in your message).  These details will be held by the church warden for 21 days and then destroyed.  You will only be contacted using these details if Track and Trace need to contact you. 

When you arrive at church you will be greeted outside and advised on the process for taking your seat in the chancel.  You will be asked to sit in specified pews/ seats – please note it might not be possible to sit where you would usually sit in church.  Please arrive in plenty of time and follow the instructions given.  There will be a plate at the entrance to the chancel for you to place money or envelopes in (if you wish to leave a donation – we will not go round with a collection plate) and sanitiser will be available as you enter church. We encourage you to wear face covering – for advice click here

This Sunday is the eighth after Trinity and the readings are Romans 9 verses 1 to 5 and Matthew 14 verses 13 to 21.  The Collect Prayer is:  Almighty Lord and everlasting God, we beseech you to direct, sanctify and govern both our hearts and bodies in the ways of your laws and the works of your commandments; that through your most mighty protection, both here and ever, we may be preserved in body and soul; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

From 10.00amWe will not have any further Zoom services unless lockdown is retightened at some point.  But, we are continuing with the YouTube service so do grab your order of service and worship with us on-line from the comfort of your armchair!  The YouTube service can be watched from 10am on Sunday at https://youtu.be/m-pxzv3D2Vg

On “dial a sermon” (01522 449166) there is the usual sermon, collect and readings. 

Sunday 9th August 10:30 am Stow Group Holy Communion at St Helen’s, Willingham

Sunday 16th August 10:30am Stow Group Holy Communion at St Mary’s, Stow

Sunday 23rd August 10:30am Stow Group Holy Communion at St Helen’s, Willingham

Sunday 30th August 10:30am Stow and Saxilby Groups Holy Communion at St Mary’s, Stow

Sunday 26th July

On “dial a sermon” (01522 449166) there is a recording of the letter to the diocese as well as the usual sermon, collect and readings.  We are continuing with the YouTube service so do grab your order of service and worship with us on-line from the comfort of your armchair!  The YouTube service can be watched from 10am on Sunday at https://youtu.be/ll9wyFFHyAY  

Sunday 19th July

From 10.00am YouTube service (available from 10am on Sunday) and click here for the link to this week’s service. As usual, the sermon and Collect prayer is also available on Dial a Sermon – 01522 449166.  This will also continue while we see that it is being used.

Sunday 12th July Fifth Sunday after Trinity

From 10.00am YouTube service (available from 10am on Sunday) and click here for the link to this week’s service.

Sunday 5th July Fourth Sunday after Trinity

From 10.am – Watch a service that we have recorded – just use this link at 10am to take you to the service. This Sunday we have Shirley on the bible reading, Joan preaching and Jenny on intercessions!  Plus photos donated to the library I am building up on the churches.

Mid Week Eucharists

A mid-week Eucharist is suspended for the time being but normally available on Thursdays in the neighbouring Parish of Saxilby with Ingleby at St Botolph’s Church Hall starting at 9.30am.

General pattern of Sunday services

1st Sunday of the Month

10.30am Group Service – This service rotates between the four parish churches of the Stow Group. Please check with the churchwardens for the venue

2nd Sunday of the month

10.45am Eucharist, St. Mary’s, Stow. The form of worship used within the Stow Group is from Common Worship.

3rd Sunday of the Month

10.45am Eucharist, St. Mary’s, Stow.

4th Sunday of the Month

10.30am Family Worship. Normally at Sturton Village Hall. This is an informal and relaxed style of worship that is for all ages and for those with little or no experience of church or the Christian life. The worship time lasts about 45 minutes followed by refreshments and an opportunity to chat with others.

When there is a 5th Sunday of the Month 

10.30am Eucharist. This is a combined Stow Group and Saxilby Group Service – This service rotates between the parish churches of the two groups. Please check with the churchwardens for latest venue.