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Beck & Trent  Services & Events

Update 11 Jan 2021

All services in our church buildings are suspended until further notice. 

Although the Government has chosen not to suspend public worship in England at this time, the Church of England and our Diocese have decided the choice whether to continue with “in-person” public worship should be made at local level.

As we are currently in vacancy, and rely heavily on the help of retired clergy and other volunteers to facilitate services, our churchwardens and PCCs have made the decision not to continue with “in-person” public worship for the time being, out of concern for the health and well-being of all involved.

This decision will be under constant review and updates posted here when the situation changes.

In the meantime we continue to explore ways of enabling us to worship together. There are various online alternatives that you might like to join in with while our buildings are closed:

Last updated: Monday, 11 January, 13:25 p.m.

Proposed services in January 2020

COVID-19 restrictions permitting, we hope to hold the following services:

Sunday, 3 January 2021 – was to be at Norwell, St Laurence; there will now be a gathering of church via Zoom instead. Contact us for details.

Sunday, 10 January 2021 – Sutton, All Saints

Sunday, 17 January 2021 – Ossington, Holy Rood

Sunday, 24 January 2021 – Caunton, St Andrew

Sunday, 31 January 2021 – Carlton, St Mary

Sunday, 7 February 2021 – Cromwell, St Giles

These will all be 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion.

It will be necessary to book for all these services. Click here for more info.

Please note that the above plans may be subject to change. Check back on this page in the week prior to any event.

Resuming services in our church buildings

December 2020

COVID-19 restrictions permitting, we hope to hold the following services:

6 December – Sutton, All Saints
10:30 a.m. Holy Communion for the Second Sunday of Advent

13 December – Ossington, Holy Rood
10:30 a.m. Holy Communion for the Third Sunday of Advent

20 December – Cromwell, St Giles – T.B.C.
10:30 a.m. – a lay-led service for the Fourth Sunday of Advent

20 December – Sutton, All Saints
10:30 a.m. – a lay-led service for the Fourth Sunday of Advent

20 December – Caunton, St Andrew
10:45 a.m. Holy Communion for the Fourth Sunday of Advent

23 December – Carlton, St Mary
6:30 p.m. Nine Lessons and Carols

Christmas Eve:
10 p.m. Holy Communion at Norwell, St Laurence

Christmas Day:
10 a.m. Holy Communion at Ossington, Holy Rood
10:30 a.m. Holy Communion at Carlton, St Mary

Sunday, 27 December – Cromwell, St Giles
10:30 a.m. Holy Communion

It will be necessary to book for all these services. Click here for more info.

Please note that the above plans may be subject to change. Check back on this page in the week prior to any event.

November 2020

Coronavirus Update (31st October 2020)

As a result of the Prime Minister’s announcement on 31/10/20, the Government has published the following:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november

The relevant section for churches is Section 5 which says:

  1. Weddings, civil partnerships, religious services and funerals

Funerals can be attended by a maximum of 30 people, and it is advised that only close friends and family attend. Linked ceremonial events such as stone settings and ash scatterings can also continue with up to 15 people in attendance. Anyone working is not included. Social distancing should be maintained between people who do not live together or share a support bubble.

Weddings, civil partnership ceremonies will not be permitted to take place except in exceptional circumstances.

Places of Worship will be closed, unless they are being used for:

  • Funerals
  • To broadcast acts of worship
  • Individual prayer
  • Formal childcare or where part of a school
  • Essential voluntary and public services, such as blood donation or food banks
  • Other exempted activities such as some support groups

Remembrance Sunday – 8/11/20

The Government has allowed outdoor Remembrance Sunday events at a public war memorial or cenotaph, provided a COVID-19 risk assessment is completed and all reasonable measures to limit the risk of transmission of the virus are taken. (See here & here.)

Sutton, All Saints – note from the churchwarden:
“Due to the new lockdown restrictions, Sunday’s joint Remembrance service will no longer take place at All Saints, but we’re very pleased to say will be available online. The service will start at 10.45 so we can all share this act of remembrance together. All Saints will also be open on Sunday 8th from 10.00 am for private prayer, and for those who want to visit our war memorial in person during the day. Although our physical services are suspended for now, our church remains active, we are all here to support and pray for one another.”

Please contact the churchwarden for more information concerning Norwell, Caunton and Carlton.

October 2020

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Resuming services in our church buildings

September – October 2020

There will be one service each Sunday, rotating through the parishes starting as follows:

6 September – Norwell, St Laurence
13 September – Sutton, All Saints
20 September – Ossington, Holy Rood
27 September – Caunton, St Andrew
4 October – Carlton, St Mary
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1 October – Cromwell, St Giles
18 October – Norwell, St Laurence
25 October – Sutton, All Saints
1 November – Ossington, Holy Rood

Each service will be a 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion (communion in one kind only).

click here for more info on what happens and how we do this safely