Sunday 24th January 2021

Although in Lockdown we are technically able to meet, all our churches have decided that, for the sake of people’s safety, there will be no in-person worship at this time. We are however hosting a Zoom Sunday service each week at 10am.

This week then we have:
10:00 – Zoom, Morning Prayer

The collect and readings for this Sunday can be downloaded below:

Our next Zoom Coffee Morning will be Wednesday 3rd February, 10:30am.

God bless
Simon, Rector

Covid instructions

We are again in Lockdown: ‘Stay at Home’. The rules for Public Worship on distancing, scanning-in or registering. and wearing face coverings remain unchanged, whether or not you have been vaccinated.

But do remember that just because we can gather as church in person does not mean we should. Please consider meeting online if you are unsure, or follow one of the diocesan worship resources.

Sunday, January 17th 2021

Although in Lockdown we are technically able to meet, most of our churches have decided that, for the sake of people’s safety, there will be no in-person worship at this time. Only Mursley will be holding ½ hour services in church each week. We don’t want to encourage travelling between the villages as this increases risk but if you are thinking about attending at Mursley and don’t on a regular basis please make contact with the Church Wardens first.

This week then we have:

9:30 – Mursley, Morning Prayer
10:00 – Zoom, Holy Communion

For those worshipping privately, the collect and readings for this Sunday can be downloaded here.

For the communion service, please have with you a small amount of bread and wine, plate and glass, to use in worship. The service booklet for reading on a computer is here, or for printing out as a booklet is here.

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity also starts this week on Monday (18th). The theme this year is ‘Abiding in Christ’. There is text for a service you can use to worship at home during the week and a booklet for the daily reading and meditation. Please have a look at them and consider using them to join with Christians of all denominations learning what it means to be ‘in Christ’ at a time of international pandemic.

The service is here and the booklet is here.

Our next Zoom Coffee Morning will be this Wednesday, 20th, at 10:30.

Blessings,

David, Associate Minister

Covid instructions

We are in Lockdown: ‘Stay at Home’. The rules for Public Worship on distancing, scanning-in or registering. and wearing face coverings remain unchanged, whether or not you have been vaccinated.

But do remember that just because we can gather as church in person does not mean we should. Please consider meeting online if you feel unsafe, or follow one of the diocesan worship resources.

Sunday, January 10th 2021

For those I haven’t had the chance to say it to yet – Happy New Year. Although not the start we were hoping for let’s pray that with these vaccines over the next few months we begin to see a renewed hope ahead of us.

Due to the new Lockdown although we are technically able to meet most of our churches have decided that, for the sake of people’s safety, there will be no in-person worship at this time. Mursley will be continuing to hold services in church each week, these will be a maximum ½ hour. We don’t really want to encourage too much travelling between the villages as again this increases risk but if you are thinking about attending at Mursley and don’t on a regular basis please do make contact with the Church Wardens first.

With this we will be back to weekly services via Zoom, this week then we have:
10:00 – Zoom, morning prayer
11:00 – Mursley, Family Service

The collect and readings for this Sunday can be downloaded below:

Our next Zoom Coffee Morning will be Wednesday 20th, 10:30.

God bless
Simon, Rector

Covid instructions

We are again in Lockdown: ‘Stay at Home’. The rules for Public Worship on distancing, scanning-in or registering. and wearing face coverings remain unchanged, whether or not you have been vaccinated.

But do remember that just because we can gather as church in person does not mean we should. Please consider meeting online if you are unsure, or follow one of the diocesan worship resources.

Epiphany Sunday, January 3rd 2021

We Look forward to celebrating with you this Epiphany a few days early, as is our custom when it follows soon after a Sunday, and wish you a healthy and peaceful New Year. The order of service is all provided online for the Zoom All-Age Worship at 10:00.

Face-to-face services are available as follows, as government regulations allow at time of planning:
9:30 Drayton Parslow, Morning Prayer
9:30 Mursley, Morning Prayer
11:00 Swanbourne, Morning Prayer

We also intend to hold the first Zoom Coffee Morning of the New Year on Epiphany itself, Wednesday 6th, 10:30. Do join up with others to see how we are all faring in whatever tier we may be by then!

With every blessing,
David, Associate Minister

Covid instructions

We are in Tier 4 at time of planning: ‘Stay at Home’. The rules for Public Worship on distancing, scanning-in or registering. and wearing face coverings remain unchanged, whether or not you have been vaccinated.

But do remember that just because we can gather as church in person does not mean we should. Please consider meeting online if you are unsure, or follow one of the diocesan worship resources.

Christmas Day 2020

Order of service for Christmas day is available in two formats:

First one for printing back to back:

Or this one which is better for on screen viewing:

We Look forward to celebrating with you this Christmas and wish you a happy Christmas and a healthy and peaceful New Year.

God bless

Simon, Rector

Covid instructions

Locally, we are currently in Tier 2, High Risk. However, if we should have moved up to Tier 3 by Sunday, at this week’s government review, the rules for Public Worship on distancing, scanning-in or registering. and wearing face coverings remain unchanged.

Friday 18th and Sunday 20th December – Advent 4

This Friday is our Benefice Zoom Carol service at 18:00. All our parishes are, or have been, involved in some way to contribute to this. Login details are the same as for our regular services.

This Sunday there will be a Zoom service at 10:00. Login details are supplied on the distributed email. We will be using the standard service of Morning Prayer that is found here to print and here to read online.

For those worshipping privately at home the collect and readings can be downloaded here.

Services in our buildings this Sunday are as follows:

Swanbourne: Holy Communion 11:00
Mursley: Carol Service 16:00 (booking required – 01296 720630)
Mursley: Carol Service 18:00 (booking required – 01296 720630)

Or the Diocesan service(s) can still be found here.

There is no Wednesday coffee morning on Zoom this week but there is a service of Holy Communion at St Faith’s church at 11:00.

Covid instructions

Locally, we are currently in Tier 2, High Risk. However, if we should have moved up to Tier 3 by Sunday, at this week’s government review, the rules for Public Worship on distancing, scanning-in or registering. and wearing face coverings remain unchanged.

David, Associate Minister

Sunday December 6th – Advent 2

Services this Sunday
9:30am – Drayton Parslow – Family Service
10am – Zoom – All Age Worship (Details below)
4pm – Mursley – Christingle (pre booking required)
5pm – Swanbourne – Christingle (Held at St Swithun’s in partnership with the Chapel)

Details for Zoom
There is no order of service to print and follow, everything you need will be on screen, the usual log in details as provided in the weekly email (If you are not on the email list and would like to join us please email here).
During the service you will need a piece of paper and a pen or pencil.
Our Reading is included on the sheet below, for this service we will just be using the Gospel reading, Mark 1:1-8.

The collect and readings for this Sunday can be downloaded below:

There are also Diocesan services and details of those can be found here.

There will be NO coffee morning this week, next one on Wednesday 16th December. This will follow the same login details as the services and will be at 10:30am.

Covid instructions

Locally, from Dec 2nd, we will be in Tier 2, High Risk. However, for Public Worship the instructions for distancing, scanning-in or registering. and wearing face coverings remain unchanged from the old Tier 1 we were in before the lock-down.

Simon

Sunday November 29th – Advent Sunday

This Sunday there will be a Zoom service only at 10:00. Login details are supplied on the distributed email. This is the last Sunday of lock-down as things stand. Even though we only return to Tier 2 locally during the week, next Sunday (Dec 6th) we are still able to gather for worship again physically in addition to gathering online.

For this Advent Sunday service you will need to have your own Advent Candle to hand and the means to light it. One candle is sufficient, but if you have a full set of candles or a wreath then by all means use them. We will be lighting them together near the start of the service.

We will be using the standard service of Morning Prayer that we have been using for several months now that is found here to print and here to read online. You will also need to download the set of Advent Wreath Responses here.

For those still worshipping privately at home the collect and readings can be downloaded here.

Or the Diocesan selection of services can still be found here.

The Wednesday coffee morning on Zoom will run again this week. The current plan is still to run these fortnightly as far as possible. They will follow the same login details as the services and will be at 10:30am.

Covid instructions

Locally, from Dec 2nd, we will be in Tier 2, High Risk. However, for Public Worship the instructions for distancing, scanning-in or registering. and wearing face coverings remain unchanged from the old Tier 1 we were in before the lock-down.

David, Associate Minister

Sunday November 22nd – Christ the King

This week we are pleased to be welcoming Bishop Alan (Bishop of Buckingham) joining us live online and sharing with us from God’s word.

This week as well as being on Zoom we will also be streaming to YouTube, you can find details of how to follow here. For joining us on Zoom A reminder of how to connect will be included with the weekly email, if you are not on the email list then please email Gill our Administrator here.

This weeks service will be a Morning Prayer, you can download a copy of the order of service below:

You can also download the readings and the collect for the day in this next link:

If you would like to join an Oxford Diocesan service, details can be found here.

No Coffee Morning this week, we will be back on Wednesday 2nd December.

God bless

Simon