Anglo-Catholic Churches in Bath(ver1)

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.

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Dear brothers and sisters,

Once again, I hope this email finds you all as safe as you can be as this extended period of lockdown continues.

Please find attached the weekly noticesheet and service sheet for Sunday 7th June (Trinity Sunday) which is intended for you to use either in conjunction with watching the service live or as a recording later in the day, or for you to use for your private meditation and devotions. As has become our custom, we will be streaming the service again on Zoom – this will give people the opportunity to see one another via video and to share in some online fellowship after the service has ended. If you want to engage with the service in this way, you will need to have downloaded the Zoom application on your smartphone/tablet/computer (it’s free to install). At around 10.20am on Sunday, log on to Zoom using this link https://zoom.us/j/4802110735 – or load Zoom and use the Meeting ID code 480 211 0735. At 10.30am, microphones will be muted so we can all engage in the act of worship, before being unmuted as the service ends when we can all simultaneously enjoy tea/coffee (or something stronger if you prefer) and fellowship. The service will also be copied afterwards to the Bathwick parishes YouTube channel and the Bathwick Benefice News Facebook page.

Once again, I am very grateful to Tim Barrett for enabling this Zoom facility and hope that it will serve as an enhancement to our worship and fellowship. Please do continue to support one another through your prayers as well as phone calls and emails (perhaps even old-fashioned letter writing!) as we continue in our physical separation. Once again, a reminder to please contact me or another member of our ministry team if you’re feeling isolated or vulnerable – or if a friend or relative is suffering.

Also attached are a pastoral letter from +Jonathan Ebbsfleet which I commend to you (20.06.02 Covid-19 Pastoral Letter 3.pdf), and this week’s bulletin from The Society (07-06-20.pdf).

Many of the clergy of Bath (myself included) have taken part in making a composite video Prayer for Bath. If you’d like to watch it, it’s available on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxA7DjDtS60 orhttps://www.facebook.com/roger.driver.125/videos/10159663206539688

With my continued prayers and best wishes for you all

Fr Peter

Revd Peter Edwards
Rector of Bathwick
(h) 01225 460052
(mb) 07776 227555

Once again, useful links to prayer resources etc:

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To view the pastoral letter from +Jonathan, Ebbsfleet, please click here


To view the latest magazine (2020) click here.
Weekly pew sheet click here


To view the latest mass streamed by Fr Peter click here, or on our Bathwick Benefice News Group page. (click the Facebook icon above) or on our YouTube channel – Bathwick parishes, view here


To view theTrinity Sunday Service click here


To view Easter Services click here


A resource leaflet (Coronavirus – Prayers for the Long Haul) prepared by +Jonathan Ebbsfleet specifically for lay people to use throughout this period of lockdown – you will find a wealth of prayers which you might like to use.
Click here

Or alternatively you may wish to use this resource.
It offers worship to do at home during Holy Week, whether for a whole household in family prayers, or for individual Holy Week Devotions. Click here.

Other Resources click here


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