Anglo-Catholic Churches in Bath
Leaving the centre of Georgian Bath and crossing the river Avon by the world famous Pulteney Bridge, you are already in the Parish of St. Mary the Virgin, shortly to be joined on your left side by the Parish of St. John the Baptist. Together these form the United Benefice of Bathwick.
Dear brothers and sisters,
https://bathwickparishes.org/wp-content/uploads/2020-10-18-St-Luke-with-baptism.pdfI am once again writing with details of our Sunday morning worship tomorrow at St John’s and St Mary’s. If you are planning to attend, it would minimise the number of individuals handling papers if you can print your own copy if possible and bring it with you – but spare copies will be available at church for those unable to do this. I am attaching the weekly noticesheet and service sheet for St John’s and the weekly noticesheet and service sheet for St Mary’s.
As previously advised, St Mary’s church (roundabout at the bottom of Bathwick Hill) continues to be open for public worship on Sunday mornings and Wednesday mornings (both at 10.30am) and St John’s church (opposite the fire station on Bathwick Street) on Sunday mornings (at 9am) and Thursday mornings (at 10.30am). Both churches will be open for around 30 minutes before each act of worship, and for about an hour afterwards, to enable private prayer. The weekday Eucharist on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays (all at 9.30am) remain behind closed doors but are available on the Bathwick Benefice News Facebook page, as is Evensong and Benediction on Sunday evenings (6pm).
Government and church guidelines continue to apply in church concerning social distancing, hand hygiene, face coverings, and not being in groups of more than six people as we arrive and leave church as well as during the service. QR codes are displayed by each entrance for you to check in electronically using the Covid-19 app; a pen-and-paper track and trace system is also in place for those without access to this technology! For the time being, both church halls (and refreshments) are still unavailable for general use, and congregational singing is still forbidden. ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND UNLESS DISPLAYING COVID-19 SYMPTOMS OR IN THE SEVERELY VULNERABLE CATEGORY. Communion continues to be restricted to the Blessed Sacrament (the consecrated bread) only, and the Peace may only be exchanged verbally (i.e. without any physical contact).
Whilst writing, you may like to note that we intend to hold the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) for St John’s for 2019 in the Church Hall immediately following Sunday Mass on 25 October 2020. Of necessity, this will need to be as brief as reasonably possible. Copies of the Annual Report and Accounts for St John’s will be available in church tomorrow or can be accessed on the benefice website https://bathwickparishes.org/ should you wish to print an additional copy.
I look forward to seeing you tomorrow morning.
With my continued prayers and best wishes for you all.
Revd Peter Edwards
Rector of Bathwick
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NOTICE OF THE ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING
FOR ST JOHN’s
We intend to hold the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) for St John’s for 2019 after Sunday Mass on 25 October 2020. Of necessity, this will need to be as brief as reasonably possible. Copies of the Annual Report and Accounts for St John’s is available here
To view the latest mass streamed by Fr Peter or on our Bathwick Benefice News Group page. (click the Facebook icon above) or on our YouTube channel – Bathwick parishes, view here
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Interest has been shown in the Requiem which was said at Walsingham last year at the 100th Anniversary of Fr Dunn’s death. The requiem service and homily can be found on St John’s pages or click here for the service or homily