MARCH 2021: IMPORTANT INFORMATION

MARCH 2021 - How we are moving back into Church!

Sunday Worship is online via Zoom. Please email any of the contacts below for details.

 

BLEAN CHURCH SERVICES FOR LENT AND EASTER

Sunday 7 March

10 a.m. Morning Prayer

 

5 p.m. Social Zoom

Zoom

 

Zoom

Sunday 14 March

8 a.m. Holy Communion in Church

 

10 a.m. Second Sunday Special for Mothering Sunday

Church

 

 

Zoom

Wednesday 17 March

2-4 Church Open for Private Prayer

Church

Sunday 21 March: Passion Sunday

10 a.m. Holy Communion

 

10 a.m. Morning Prayer with Rev Dr Stacey Rand

 

5 p.m. Passiontide Evensong and Chat

Church

 

Zoom

 

 

Zoom

Wednesday 24 March

2-4 Church Open for Private Prayer

Church

Sunday 28 March: Palm Sunday

10 a.m. Holy Communion

 

5 p.m. Palm Sunday Evensong and Chat

Church

 

Zoom

Wednesday 31st March

2-4 Church Open for Private Prayer

Church

Thursday 1 April: Maundy Thursday

7.30 p.m. Holy Communion

Church

Friday 2 April: Good Friday

2 p.m. Prayers at the Cross

Zoom

Sunday 4th April: Easter Day

10 a.m. Holy Communion

 

5 p.m. Easter Evensong and Chat

Church

 

Zoom

Wednesday 7th April

2-4 Church Open for Private Prayer

Church

Sunday 11th April

8 a.m. Holy Communion

 

10 a.m. Second Sunday Special

 

5 p.m. Social Zoom

Church

 

Church

 

Zoom

Tuesday 13th April

7 p.m. Installation of Rev. Dr. Stephen Laird as Vicar of Blean

Church

BOOKING REQUIRED

SOME NOTES ON OUR PLANS

We have planned a series of services for Lent and Easter which we hope will give everyone an opportunity to worship in the way they feel most comfortable as we begin to emerge from lockdown.

You will see that once the church begins to open on March 14th, there are services in church AND on Zoom every Sunday until Easter Day.

We hope our 8 o’clock regulars will be pleased to see that out first service in church is an 8 a.m. Holy Communion on 14th March –others are, of course, very welcome!

On Sunday 21st March there will be a choice of services at 10 a.m., with both Holy Communion in church and Morning Prayer by Zoom on offer. If we find that there is demand for Sunday 10 a.m. Zoom services even though the church is open, we will consider providing more of these.

In Holy Week we have decided to hold the Maundy Thursday service in church and the Good Friday service by Zoom so that there is a chance for everyone to attend worship in that very special week, whether or not they feel ready to return to church.

We have planned a series of Sunday Evensong services by Zoom for the special period between Passion Sunday and Easter. We will follow these services with a chance for a chat as you will not be able to socialise with your friends after church yet.

When the church reopens, we will be following the same coronavirus safety procedures as we did when the church was last open. Face masks, sanitiser and social distancing rules will continue to apply. This is required, of course, and we hope it will help people to feel safe in the building.

We will continue to hold to the principle that there will 72 hour gaps between church openings whenever possible. The church will reopen for private prayer on Wednesday afternoons starting on 17th March, but will remain closed at other times.

We have the installation service for Stephen as Vicar on 13th April at 7 p.m. If you wish to attend that service, which will be led by the Bishop of Dover, and designed as a celebration for our parish, please provide details of your party to John, who will run the booking office: jmoss020@aol.com

We will plan services for the rest of April and May on about April 8th, when we expect to know whether the changes in the government’s roadmap due to be made on April 12th have been confirmed.

As we move towards April, we would welcome your thoughts on what pattern of services you would like to see as we come further out of restrictions. For example:

  • we could decide to offer some services on Zoom indefinitely: would you like that and would you continue to attend some?
  • we had a Wednesday afternoon evensong when the church was last open: would you like that to resume and if it did would you attend it sometimes?
  • should we return to our pre-coronavirus pattern of services or are there permanent changes you would like to see made?

 

Please send any comments to John, Tim or Stephen using the usual email addresses or phone numbers. Many thanks, Stephen, Tim and John

If you need any further information, we will be very pleased to help:

Rev Dr Stephen Laird s.c.e.laird@kent.ac.uk  01227 763373

Tim Bentley timbentley.tanglewood@gmail.com 01227 471602

John Moss jmoss020@aol.com 01227 784321