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Update 30th November 2020

In line with the Tier Two affecting Somerset, Services at North Curry church will continue as planned.

However it is very important that all the guidance is followed for the avoidance of Covid. This means that:

·  sanitiser must be used on entering and leaving the building

·  face coverings must be worn

·  social distancing must be maintained with no socialising inside the church

·  contact details must be given to the sidesmen unless the QR code is used.

This means that the capacity of the church is severely reduced. We cannot be precise about how many can attend as a family/social bubble may occupy one pew (ie 4/5 people) instead of two distanced people . Only alternate pews may be used . Sadly when the church is "full" no  one else can be admitted.

The Athelney Benefice – Service Rota

December 2020

Service Rota for Advent and Christmas   (correct as at 23rd November 2020)

6th December                   The Second Sunday of Advent

08.00    North Curry          Holy Communion                            Revd John Tyler

09.30    Lyng                     Holy Communion                        Revd Keith Powell

10.00    North Curry          Eucharist                                    Revd Martin Mudie

11.00    Stoke St Gregory  Morning Prayer                             Mr Ralph Roberts

 

9th December                   (Wednesday)                                                          

16.30    Stoke St Gregory  Evening Prayer                        Revd Dr Jane Sutton

 

13th December                  The Third Sunday of Advent

09.30    Burrowbridge       Holy Communion                      Revd Martin Mudie

10.00    North Curry          Morning Prayer                           Dr Robert Dunning

11.00    Stoke St Gregory  Eucharist                                    Revd Martin Mudie

16.30    Burrowbridge       Readings and music                                           tba

 

16th December                 (Wednesday)                                                          

16.30    Stoke St Gregory  Evening Prayer                        Revd Dr Jane Sutton

 

20th December                  The Fourth Sunday of Advent

08.00    North Curry          Holy Communion                            Revd John Tyler

11.00    Lyng                     Carols and Readings                 Revd Martin Mudie

16.00    North Curry          Carols and Readings                    Mr Ralph Roberts

18.30    Stoke St Gregory  Carols and Readings                 Revd Martin Mudie

 

24th December                 Christmas Eve                                                          

18.00    Lyng                     First Mass of Christmas               Revd Martin Mudie

19.30    Burrowbridge       ‘Bethlehem’ Mass                      Revd Martin Mudie

22.00    Stoke St Gregory  First Mass of Christmas                 Revd Keith Powell

 

25th December                 Christmas Day                                                         

10.00    North Curry          Christmas Eucharist                    Revd Martin Mudie

 

27th December                  John, Apostle and Evangelist                                  

09.30    Burrowbridge       Morning Prayer                                                   tba

10.00    North Curry          Eucharist                                    Revd Martin Mudie

 

30th December                  (Wednesday)                                                          

16.30    Stoke St Gregory  Evening Prayer                        Revd Dr Jane Sutton

 

3rd January                       The Epiphany anticipated

08.00    North Curry          Holy Communion                            Revd John Tyler

09.30    Lyng                     Holy Communion                       Revd Mike Haslam

10.00    North Curry          Eucharist                                  Revd Dr Jane Sutton

11.00    Stoke St Gregory  Morning Prayer                           Dr Robert Dunning

 

6th January                       (Wednesday)The Epiphany

16.30    Stoke St Gregory  Evening Prayer                        Revd Dr Jane Sutton

 

10th January                     The Baptism of Christ

09.30    Burrowbridge       Holy Communion                      Revd Martin Mudie

10.00    North Curry          Eucharist                                Revd Morey Andrews

11.00    Stoke St Gregory  Eucharist                 Revd Prebendary Jane Haslam

 

13th January                     (Wednesday)                                                          

16.30    Stoke St Gregory  Evening Prayer                        Revd Dr Jane Sutton

 

17th January                     The Second Sunday of Epiphany

08.00    North Curry          Holy Communion                            Revd John Tyler

09.30    Lyng                     Holy Communion                      Revd Martin Mudie

10.00    North Curry          Morning Prayer                      Revd Morey Andrews

11.00    Stoke St Gregory  Eucharist                                    Revd Martin Mudie

 

20th January                     (Wednesday)                                                          

16.30    Stoke St Gregory  Evening Prayer                        Revd Dr Jane Sutton

 

24th January                     The Third Sunday of Epiphany

09.30    Burrowbridge       Morning Prayer                           Dr Robert Dunning

10.00    North Curry          Morning Prayer                             Mr Ralph Roberts

11.00    Stoke St Gregory  Eucharist                                    Revd Martin Mudie

 

27th January                     (Wednesday)                                                          

16.30    Stoke St Gregory  Evening Prayer                        Revd Dr Jane Sutton

 

31st January                     The Presentation of Christ (Candlemas) anticipated

09.30    Lyng                     Eucharist                                    Revd Martin Mudie

10.00    North Curry          Eucharist                                          Revd John Tyler

11.00    Stoke St Gregory  Eucharist                                    Revd Martin Mudie

 

3rd February                      (Wednesday)                                                          

16.30    Stoke St Gregory  Evening Prayer                        Revd Dr Jane Sutton

 

7th February                      The Second Sunday before Lent

08.00    North Curry          Holy Communion                            Revd John Tyler

09.30    Lyng                     Holy Communion                      Revd Martin Mudie

10.00    North Curry          Eucharist                         Very Revd Dr John Davies

11.00    Stoke St Gregory  Morning Prayer                                                   tba

 

After the All Saints’/ All Souls’ service on 1st November, the other plans we had for services last month were abandoned. Some nimble footwork by the Parish Council and Churchwardens restored the Act of Remembrance at the village war memorial that we had been instructed would not be possible this year. The flower ladies also installed poppies in the church to the glory of God and in honoured memory of the men of this parish who fell in the Great War 1914-1918, 1939-1945 – and in subsequent armed conflicts.

Services in December were already pared down – let’s hope we can keep to them this month. The season of Advent should already have started on 29th November, lighting the first candle of the Advent wreath (although Advent calendars begin on 1st December). In sequence, the candles in Advent purple represent the Patriarchs Abraham and David, Old Testament Prophets, John the Baptist (a splash of pink), the Blessed Mother of Christ, and finally on 25th December the white candle for Christ himself physically coming into the world, all five candles alight.

During December (if not before), lights, posters and tableaux round the village – and hopefully in the church – will lead us into the Nativity season, which continues until Candlemas on 2nd February. Please don’t take your decorations down too soon – our lives need to be brightened these dark winter evenings. 

 

 We are pleased to announce that the collections received at the Christmas Services held in North Curry will be given to the Children’s Hospice, South West.

 

 

 

 
 

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