Advent Update

27th November 2020

On Wednesday December 2nd the national lockdown will come to an end.
However our area will remain in Tier 3, and you will know that the R-rate and case numbers locally remain high.

Nonetheless it is a joy to see the government recognise that public worship is essential, and should continue across the tiers. Hence our life as a gathered worshipping community can begin again in person in those places that have been made COVID-secure, for those who feel safe doing so. Details of services can be found, as ever, in our Parish Notes. As we prepare once again to receive Jesus into our hearts and lives at Christmas, the first public Eucharist at St James will be at 10am on the Second Sunday of Advent, December 6th.

Of course we have never stopped holding the needs of our communities before God in prayer and seeking heaven on earth through worship in our hearts. We would encourage anyone who feels more comfortable doing so to continue joining us from home via our daily live-streamed services. On a Tuesday morning, you can join our ‘Praying with… sessions through Zoom. A range of spiritual resources remain available through this website and the Parish Notes which are downloadable from the link above.

On Sunday November 22nd we said farewell to our longstanding Rector, the Rev’d Canon Nick Brown. Sadly this had to be a virtual farewell, but he knows he goes with the prayers and love of this community. We will await news of his installation as Canon Precentor at Lincoln Cathedral later in December.

At present the Assistant Curate, the Rev’d Dr Arabella Milbank Robinson, is the goto person for pastoral needs and concerns, and the Acting Rural Dean is the Rev’d James Robinson. Their details can be found in the ‘Who’s Who’ section of the
website. Further details of interregnum arrangements will be announced in due course.

Thank you

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