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PCC Resolution: temporary closure of St Mary the Virgin Church, Horsell for public worship

As a result of the latest dramatic surge in confirmed Coronavirus cases locally, the introduction of a National lockdown and the Government advice to Stay at Home, the PCC wishes to close the church for public worship temporarily with immediate effect.

The Church will still be open on Sundays from 10am to 1pm and Wednesdays from 11am to 4pm for individuals to use for their own private prayer, with the additional extra provision of anti-bacterial wipes for individuals to sanitise surfaces as required.

This will be reviewed at the end of the month in consultation with the new incumbent and the PCCs approval will be sought going forward.

An order of Morning Prayer and monthly Communion services will continue to be distributed through our Church cascade system and be uploaded to the Church website.

Mike Couper & Pam Rowe
Churchwardens, 6th January 2021

This week at St Mary's...

and in the wider church...

Sunday 17th January:

Tuesday 19th January:

  • 4pm: Prayer time from your own home

Wednesday 20th January:

  • 11am-4pm: Church open for private prayer

Sunday 24th January:

  • 10am-1pm: Church open for private prayer
  • Morning prayer and JaM at home, published online next week

Coming soon:

  • Thursday 28th January, 7:30pm: Dmitry's installation will take place via Zoom. Details of the link will be posted on next week’s notices, through the cascade system and on our website.

Read this week's notices

Sunday 10th January:

  • From 9am: the national online service comes from St Alban's, Fulham will be led by Rev Matt Hogg. In his sermon Matt speaks of God revealing himself through Jesus.
  • Bishop Jo’s sermon explores the ‘Greater things than these’ that re-shape the lives of both Samuel and Nathanael. How do we live in such a way that our lives do not make sense without God and the greater things of God’s Kingdom? (transcript, .docx)

Open the Book have recorded the story "Hannah's Prayer" (filmed pre-lockdown):

Resources for every day:

If you need any assistance during the pandemic, or want to volunteer to help:

Registered Charity Number: 1128175

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13, St Mary's Verse of the Year 2021

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  • St Mary the Virgin
  • Church hill
  • Horsell
  • Surrey
  • GU21 4QQ

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