We're resuming worship in our churches

Dear Friends

Please find below the link for our latest zoom Family Worship, which will be taking place this Sunday, at 9.30am. We look forward to worshipping with you, if you’re able to join us.
We’re doing all we can to make this a safe and welcoming place for all.
We are also slowly returning to church for some services over July and August. This Sunday we shall also offer a Parish Communion in Holy Trinity, beginning a little later than usual at 10.45am, for those who prefer to worship in church. We shall continue to offer Zoom alongside when we can do so.
For those who prefer to come to church, and may have some concerns about safety, please note that:
– We have carefully completed and followed a Risk Assessment according to government and Church guidelines. This will mean that the following is in place:
–Some service sheets are laid out separately so they can be picked up near the door by each worshipper, and then taken home. Please do regard this as your own for the time being, and  bring back for use in future services.
– There will be no hymns sung at Parish Communion.
– Indications of where to sit to maintain distance are in place. These markers assume solitary attendance but if you come as a pair, that is excellent; please just move the marker along, to give yourselves distance from any other worshipper
— Toilets and kitchen are not in use; please remind anyone you know who may attend of this. We will try to keep the length of services in church considerably down for this and other reasons. There will be no coffee or other refreshments offered after church either
– Sanitiser is located around the church — please use it, and feel free to wear a mask if you would prefer to do so
–Following guidelines, a door will be left open to provide a through circulation of air
–Communion is only in one kind, other than for the president; worshippers are asked to stand by the rail at distance and the president (wearing gloves) will release the host into out stretched hands – again this is the guidance, but if you would prefer to select a wafer yourself, please indicate this, and we can accommodate it.
Hester Jones is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
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Time: Jul 19, 2020 09:30 AM London
Meeting ID: 862 1023 3944
Password: 267699
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St Mary's, Leigh Woods & Holy Trinity, Abbots Leigh

Welcome to the United Parish of Abbots Leigh and Leigh Woods in the Bristol Diocese. Do come and join us for any of our services and events. You are assured of a warm welcome!

A message from the vicar
Rev. Dr Hester Jones

Rev. Dr Hester Jones

Hester divides her time between Bristol University and the parish.

Welcome to the United Parish of Holy Trinity, Abbots Leigh & St Mary’s, Leigh Woods.

 

We are a Christian community within the Church of England and we seek to follow Christ as we live out our lives in the world, and in particular in the Parish of Abbots Leigh with Leigh Woods.

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Please contact us via the Parish Office to talk to the Vicar, a Churchwarden or Minister and for all other church matters, including Weddings, Funerals and Baptisms, or to request your welcome pack.

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Welcome to the United Parish of Holy Trinity, Abbots Leigh & St Mary’s, Leigh Woods. We are a Christian community within the Church of England and we seek to follow Christ as we live out our lives in the world, and in particular in the Parish of Abbots Leigh with Leigh Woods.

 In doing this, we take the Bible seriously, recognising also that our response to it may be informed by our personal experience and our particular culture. Whether we are old or young, male or female, new to the church or familiar with its tradition, everyone is invited to share in the banquet of God’s creation, and is equally welcome. We hope as we meet, to celebrate the diversity and goodness of the world, and to find God already at work in it. We seek also to respond – as we are able – to the needs of the poor, and – blessed as we are by the natural beauty of our parish – we seek to cherish and to be good stewards of the earth.

We understand our community as one where we can question, and where we may discover the sacred, whether in worship or in laughter, in prayer or in conversation, receiving the sacraments, or over a cup of coffee. When we gather together for services, we worship God in a range of different ways, and we hope that you may find a way that suits you. It may be through sharing in a Parish Communion. It may be in the more informal context of a Family Worship service, where it’s fine if your way is more exuberant or exploratory. It may be in the still quietness of our 8.00am BCP Communion, or the beauty of choral Evensong. It may be in the reflective chants of Taizé worship, or in the shared silence of meditation. Alongside all of these, we seek also to share in the hospitality of God’s spirit. We do very much hope that you will join us in this, and find something of the God who comes to meet us wherever we are.

If you are new in the parish, we would love to meet you. We would love to know if there is anything our community can do for you. We would love to speak with you, to hear if your gifts might help us to share this welcome better. Do please drop us a line or give us a ring.

 

St Mary's Church the Virgin

Church Road
Leigh Woods
Bristol
BS8 3PG

Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity
Church Road
Abbots Leigh
Bristol
BS8 3QT