Fr Jeremy writes:
Amidst so much difficult news, I am sure you were all as pleased as I was to hear that we are to be allowed to open our churches once again. The Church of England is blessed with a wonderful architectural heritage, which is the worship of our forebears in brick and stone, hallowed by the generations of prayers and the holy mysteries that have been offered within them. To be able to open them again is a gift that we can give to our communities. We do however need to be mindful that there is still a good deal of Covid-19 about.
St Mary’s will be open daily from 9am to approximately 5pm.
St Nicholas Remenham will be open daily from 9am to 4pm.
We would encourage any visitors to follow the advice available. Whilst all legal restrictions have now been lifted, we continue to ask worshippers to maintain social distancing in church, which is easily achieved in a building of the size of St Mary’s. Please also continue to use hand sanitizer when entering and leaving church, and before and after receiving Holy Communion. The Track and Trace register for services will continue. Face coverings are advised but not mandatory in church. Singing is permitted, but we ask that at least for the time being you sing through a face covering. This guidance will continue to be reviewed as circumstances change.