Congregational singing is returning.

We are taking cautious steps forward as restrictions ease being mindful of the need to protect each other and especially the most vulnerable. From Sunday 1st August we will be reintroducing congregational singing at St Peter and St Paul inside the building. At the moment it is also possible to hold funerals, baptisms and weddings with unlimited attendance.

From Monday 2nd August – we are hugely pleased to say the church building will be back open from 9am – 4pm approximately. Please come in for some Godly peace via the South Door (flat access).  If you visit the church for worship or for private prayer we recommend wearing a face covering and sanitising your hands on entry and exit.

Here is a link to what  to expect at Sunday Services WIN COVID ARRANGEMENTS FOR SUNDAY WORSHIP.  This information is displayed just inside or outside the door.

In the weeks ahead, with restrictions easing – we will also be working on re-introducing optional refreshments served after the services,  moving to services every week, and a way of introducing the simultaneous administration of both bread and wine at communion for the congregation. The Parochial Church Council has started to look at social events for the Autumn. It is good to be moving forward positively (please pray it continues in this direction!).

 We will also continue to provide some video reflections and text resources for use at home  week by week as has become our custom via our website, emails and biweekly mailouts for those without internet. See the posts section for the latest worship resources.

To get in touch with Rev Alison or Rachel.

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength… Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these”.

We take the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults very seriously. Any concerns on these matters should be raised in the first instance with the Safeguarding Officer Janet Lowe , Tel: 01963 34965.

Also the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Glenys Armstrong, glenys.armstrong@nullbathwells.anglican.org, Tel 01749 685135 is also available for help and advice.

If necessary please report the matter to Somerset County Council Social Services, tel 0300 123 2224. Alternatively if you have concerns about a child or young person you may contact Childline on 0800 1111. If there is immediate risk or danger please contact the police by dialling 999. There is more information here.  http://www.wincantonparishchurch.co.uk/?page_id=1274

Website:  www.wincantonparishchurch.co.uk

Office hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 9:15am-1:15pm The Parish Office, 38 High Street, Wincanton BA9 9JF. Tel: 01963 824503  Email: office@nullwincantonparishchurch.co.uk