November 2020

Public worship is suspended during the present national lockdown. We will update this page to advise on ways to access virtual worship opportunities as soon as possible.

Sunday 29th November – Services for the Saxilby and Stow Groups of Parishes

10.ooam Zoom service of Holy Communion – This will be Nicola’s last Sunday service with us. The idea is that the leaving service will last for 40 minutes.  We then leave that Zoom meeting and make a cup of something hot and put a piece of cake/biscuit on a plate and join a new meeting at 11am so we can have a chat and time to say goodbye.

Click here to view the service sheet for the 1st Sunday of Advent

The invitation is below, this week, the start time for the service of Holy Communion is 10:00am. 

Gillian Stevens is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. 29th November at 10.00 am

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 774 8573 2300
Passcode: 6jxVCf

Click here for the hymns to be sung at home during the service.

The Collect prayer for this Sunday: Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness to put on the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility; that on the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

The Sunday readings are: Isaiah 64: 1-9; 1 Corinthians 1: 3-9 and Mark 13: 24 – end.

Click here to open the intercessions for 29th November

Gillian Stevens is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting to have tea/ coffee and cake and an opportunity to say farewell to Revd. Nicola. 29th November 11.00 am

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 725 8198 0547
Passcode: 1PfXyY

You will be able to find a sermon by Revd. Gillian for Sunday on Dial a Sermon (should be available from early Sunday morning).  Just a reminder that it costs the same to access the Dial a Sermon as it would to call the Vicarage.  Also, a reminder of the number to ring – 01522 449166.

3.00pm Advent Carol Service for Corringham Deanery – a Zoom service. Click here for details

To join the service simply click on the link below. Fk3dz09 

If you have a Zoom account then you can use these details:

Meeting ID: 867 6394 6527
Passcode: 764149 

Our service begins at 3pm but people admitted into the Zoom service from 2.30pm

Sunday 6th December – 10.30am Service for Stow Group at St Mary’s Church, St0w

We have had to ‘risk assess’ the church and 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 seats we can use and on the number of people that can accommodate.   As a consequence we need you to ‘book in’ to attend worship.  Please contact Ali on  01427 788654 before 7.00pm on Saturday 5th December.   We look forward to seeing you on Sunday and do hope you can make it.

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.  You to will need to wear a face covering – for advice click here

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. 

The Evening Prayer  via Zoom is available on Monday, Wednesday this  week until this period of lock down ends.  It is a shortish service of 30 minutes and we begin at 6pm.  Do come and give it a go.  About six of us have been joining in so far and it is such a good way to end the day and begin the evening.

Click here for the service booklet and here for the intercessions

Here is the link for Evening Prayer on Monday evenings:

Topic: Evening Prayer

Time:  Nov 30, 2020 06:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 889 6144 6671

Passcode: sXH7Zd

Here is the link for Evening Prayer on Wednesday evenings:

Topic: Evening Prayer on Wednesdays

Time: Dec 2, 2020 06:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 876 0972 8005

Passcode: sqRPw3

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.

Mid Week Eucharists

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