Church Opening Times

Many of our church buildings are now open for private prayer and reflection.

Please click here to see the days and times.

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All Saints Church, Brompton plans to open its doors once again W/C 15th June

The church is aiming to open Thursday’s and Sunday’s 9am till 5pm for private prayer and reflection.

Social distancing will be in place, ensuring everyone stays 6 foot apart, uses hand sanitizer before entering and upon exit, only use alternative pews, with a maximum of 6 people at any one time. It is recommended that you wear a face mask/covering for the protection of others. The arrangements are subject to review.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding

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St Matthew’s Church plans to open its doors once again W/C 15th June

The church is aiming to open Wednesday’s 10am till 4pm and Sunday’s 12 noon till 4pm for private prayer and reflection. Entry via the south porch.

Social distancing will be in place, ensuring everyone stays 6 foot apart, uses hand sanitizer before entering and upon exit, only use alternative pews, with a maximum of 8 people at any one time. It is recommended that you wear a face mask/covering for the protection of others. The arrangements are subject to review.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding

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Live Streamed Services

Thousands of people are searching for live-streamed services on AChurchNearYou.com.

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We need your support

As many of you will be aware, donations enable us to pay our bills, contribute towards the cost of clergy, pay for insurance and help us maintain our buildings and churchyards.

Although, the church buildings are closed, we still have most of our normal bills to pay, particularly, insurance and grass-cutting costs.

We encourage anyone who can afford to make their normal weekly donations, do so, not in cash but by cheque or direct into your church bank account by bacs. For more information click here.

For your church bank details please visit their page (Brompton, Wykeham, Langdale End, Snainton, Hutton Buscel).

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Palm Sunday

National virtual service for Palm Sunday to be led by the Bishop of Manchester

Christians are to be encouraged to make their own paper or card ‘palm’ crosses and display these in their windows in a national virtual church service for Palm Sunday to be broadcast by the Church of England.

The Bishop of Manchester, David Walker, will put a paper ‘palm’ cross in the window of his Salford home in a national service he will lead for Palm Sunday, marking the start of Holy Week and Easter.

The Holy Communion service, will be broadcast at 9am on the Church of England’s Facebook page with readings from the Archdeacon of Manchester, Karen Lund and prayers by Lucy Hargraves from St Peter’s Church in Bolton. All three record contributions from their own homes in keeping with the rules on physical distancing.

In his sermon, Bishop David will speak of the strength and mutual support from the crowd that he addressed in Manchester city centre following the Manchester Arena attack in 2017.

At a time when gatherings are no longer permitted in order to stop the spread of coronavirus, he said support and comfort was being drawn from events such as virtual church services and campaigns such as #clapforcarers to thank NHS staff and key workers.

“In this time of social, or more accurately physical, distancing, the ways in which we can come together matter even more,” he will say in this sermon.

“It wasn’t only our health workers who took strength from that recent evening when so many emerged from their front doors to offer a round of applause.

“Each might only have been able to see or hear at most a handful of others, but everyone knew that this was something huge – a mighty crowd.”

Palm Sunday is the start of the most solemn week of the Christian calendar when the events leading up to the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ are commemorated.

Materials and guidance to parishes and individuals have been issued by the Church of England including practical activities to do at home, suggestions for prayer and Bible study, live streaming of services and advice for dioceses and churches.

The resources being offered include a series of five podcasts to take people through Holy Week, exploring and reflecting on five of the ‘Stations of the Cross’ which mark Christ’s journey to Crucifixion.

Read more about how the Church of England is adapting plans for Holy Week and into Easter to meet the challenges of coronavirus.

The virtual service will be the third to be broadcast on national Church of England channels since the suspension of public worship in church buildings. Last week’s broadcast by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu is estimated to have attracted 500,000 viewers who watched live or on playback. Thefirst national virtual servicebroadcast by the Archbishop of Canterbury, which also featured on BBC Radio 4 Sunday worship and local radio stations, attracted around five million listeners and viewers.

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New Statement 23/03/2020

Archbishops and Bishops: stay at home but continue to pray, to love, to care for the vulnerable

The Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of England have urged everyone to follow the instructions given by the Prime Minister to stay in their homes in a national effort to limit the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

But they called on the Church to “continue to pray, to love, to care for the vulnerable”.

It follows the announcement by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson of sweeping restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the virus.

It means all Church of England churches will close with immediate effect in line with the Government’s instructions. There will also be no weddings or baptisms.

Funerals can still go ahead but within strict limits with only the closest family in attendance and essential physical distancing measures in place.

In a joint statement the bishops said: He said: “In the light of the Government’s measures, announced by the Prime Minister this evening, we urge everyone to follow the instructions given. 

“We will give a fuller statement of advice as soon as possible. Let us continue to pray, to love, to care for the vulnerable, and build our communities, even while separated.”

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Mothering Sunday Broadcast

Archbishop of York to stream live Facebook prayers on Mothering Sunday

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu will be streaming live on his Facebook page a short time of prayer this Sunday 22nd March.

The time of prayer will include the Lord’s Prayer and two Taizé Chants ‘Kyrie Eleison, Christe Eleison’ (Lord have compassion, Christ have compassion)’, and ‘Frieden, Frieden hinterlasse ich euch’ (my peace I leave, my peace I give you’). It will be around 10 minutes long and will be streamed from www.facebook.com/archbishopofyork at 10am, 12 noon, 4pm and 6pm.

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