In advance of our reopening, please come along to our working party this Saturday (12th) morning between 10am and noon, to either help in the churchyard, or inside with cleaning. Masks will need to be worn indoors. Please bring any equipment with you. Thank you! Checkendon church will thereafter be open daily from Monday 14th June. There will be a short, said service each Sunday at 9am from Sunday 20th June. Zoom services will continue to be offered at 11am until Sunday 25th July.
Services for Sunday 13th June
9.30am Short said service at St John’s Stoke Row, led by Revd Angela Linton. Please wear your mask, and remember social distancing is still also required.
11am Holy Communion (via zoom) with Revd Kevin. 636 645 195 and passcode 000162. A simple communion service with prayers, hymns, and a sermon.
It is absolutely OK to pass these details onto friends and family, who are very welcome to join us. Other online service options can be found on the Langtree Team Ministry Churches website.
You can support Checkendon church and Stoke Row churches via dedicated and secure online card donation pages. Just click on the link. Please also Gift Aid your donation if you pay any income tax. Thank you !
Variation, variation, variation
The rise of new mutations of the Covid virus (wherever from) reminds us that even the best laid plans can be undermined. We’ve got used to being flexible in our arrangements, and it is likely that this new skill will continue to be needed. The current variant appears to be much more infectious, and spreading primarily in the younger generations. The safest practise remains to keep one’s distance, to stay outdoors, and if indoors to ventilate, ventilate, ventilate….
The whole can be summated in the manner of Flanders and Swann :
“When hoping for Vacation but faced with Variation, you’ll need a pair of Vaccinations, and daily Ventilation.”
Enjoy the sunshine ! EVery blessing.