Communion services are restricted and very strict protocol will need to be followed in those communities that choose to have a communion service.
Matins and Evensong
Because of the restrictions on congregational singing, these will be identified as Morning or Evening Worship. In those communities that are accustomed to the BCP format, that will be followed as far as is possible.
Because of the restraints of Coronavirus, there will be no parish-based Harvest Services in the Team this year. We will however pray appropriately in thanksgiving in our Sunday services. The Savernake Team are planning a Zoom Harvest Festival for the 11th of October.
It is envisaged that similar restrictions will be in place for Remembrance, we are awaiting guidance.
Standard Pattern of Services
Our normal pattern of services is as shown below. Please see the services information on this site which will show any changes from the normal pattern. For those months which include a 5th Sunday, a Sunday service is held either at St Katharine’s or at one of the nearby Team churches. Usually at least one of our services each month will be a lay-led service.
|11 am||Holy Communion||(CW)|
|11 am||Holy Communion||(BCP)|
|9.30 am||Cluster Service||(Usually CW)|
(BCP – Book of Common Prayer) (CW – Common Worship)
Brother Samuel SSF Visit
We are very pleased that Brother Sam, from the Franciscans, will be ‘in the deanery’ for the first week of Advent (from 29th November) Mostly through virtual means, he will be leading us for the week with daily reflections and zoom meetings, giving us all encouragement and hope in this long Covid winter.