Rev Steve Oram started a new HC 10am service by Zoom on 24th January which was extremely successful . A similar service will be held each Sunday for the forseeable future. Twenty four people attended. Anyone can join the next service. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4847949535?pwd=K0ZTK2h6QjRHTk8rbWZBdlh6cDQ2QT09 Meeting ID: 484 794 9535. Passcode: 700999
Thursday 21st January – there is a weekly Holy Communion service via Zoom at 10am each Wednesday. Just log on to “Revs Rural” or ring Sue Farr for access details 614861. A Sunday HC service is also planned as from this Sunday 24th (again via Zoom), at 10am led by Rev Steve Oram. Further details from Sue Farr.
Wednesday 6th January – due to Lockdown 3, St Mary’s is CLOSED for services and private prayer. The re-opening date is not yet fixed but likely to be at the end of Lockdown. In the meantime key members of the church will be in regular contact with those of us deemed to be in need physically, mentally and spiritually. Sue Farr 01454 614861 is leading this initiative.
See above – IMPORTANT – change of service schedule due to new lockdown. Tuesday 5th January 9:00am.
The service of Holy Communion on Wednesday 6th January is CANCELLED.
Holy Communion at 10am on Sunday 10th January WILL be held but will be shortened.
St Mary’s will no longer be open during the daytime (other than for communal worship).
The plan is for services of Holy Communion on Wednesdays (except for 6th January) and Sundays to continue to be held. This is, however, a very fluid situation and likely to change over the next few days so this website will publish up to date information as it is received.
Revision (28th December) to the Ministry Team rota and future services
As our focal vicar, Rev Steve Oram lives in Newport, which is currently in “lockdown”, it has been decided that it would be unwise for him to travel to Olveston to conduct services. This places a big strain on the remaining ministry team, so please expect that from time to time our services schedules may well change. Any changes will be published immediately on this website under SERVICES and NEWS.
SUNDAY 27TH DECEMBER – NO SERVICE
WEDNESDAY 30TH DECEMBER AT 10AM – HOLY COMMUNION
SUNDAY 3RD JANUARY AT 10AM – HOLY COMMUNION
WEDNESDAY 6th JANUARY AT 10AM – HOLY COMMUNION
SUNDAY 10TH JANUARY AT 10AM – HOLY COMMUNION
After JANUARY, on the 2nd Sunday in each month Rev David Moss and Rev Ann Lloyd will conduct the St Mary’s service and Rev Stephen Oram will minister at St Helen’s, Alveston (10:30am). This all assumes that the Rev Steve Oram will be able to return to Olveston in the near future.
On 5th Sunday (whenever that falls) the 10am service in St Mary’s will be led by a lay minister.