Regular Services at St Mary's -During the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic there are changes in how we are operating .
From Sunday September 6th we will be resuming normal services but without singing. This is subject to Covid restrictions permitting This will be reviewed monthly by the PCC's and adjusted according to changes in guidance from The Church of England, in line with Government recommendations.
For those unable to attend, we will continue to live stream services, and afterwards upload to our U Tube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOL0Nkc5vHN6OoXSRA_xUX
Please Note that Face coverings have now been made mandatory, even in church: You do not need to wear a face covering if you have a legitimate reason not to. This includes:
• young children under the age of 11
• not being able to put on, wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability
• if putting on, wearing or removing a face covering will cause you severe distress
• if you are travelling with or providing assistance to someone who relies on lip reading to communicate
• to avoid harm or injury, or the risk of harm or injury, to yourself or others
• to avoid injury, or to escape a risk of harm, and you do not have a face covering with you
• to eat or drink, but only if you need to
• to take medication
• if a police officer or other official requests you remove your face covering
There are also scenarios when you are permitted to remove a face covering when asked:
• If asked to do so by shop staff for the purpose of age identification
• If speaking with people who rely on lip reading, facial expressions and clear sound. Some may ask you, either verbally or in writing, to remove a covering to help with communication
Receiving Communion When it comes to receive Communion we will say the responses ('The body of Christ: Amen') together and then line up to receive (using the tape markings as a distance guide). Please use the hand sanitiser before you come up to receive.
You will also need to give your name and a contact number to the sides-person when you arrive (for contact tracing purposes only).
Daily Prayer will be live streamed at 9am and 5pm each day : - https://www.facebook.com/DatchetStMarysChurch/
we would be delighted if you could join us at these times from the comfort of your home
Please subscribe to our U tube channel for more updates and for uploaded Sunday worship, morning and evening prayer services after they have finished live streaming. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOL0Nkc5vHN6OoXSRA_xUXw
Holy Communion - this is usually said and alternates with BCP and Trad.
9.00am 1st Sunday Family Communion, with Baptism when there are any
2nd Sunday Sung Eucharist
4th Sunday Sung Eucharist
11:00am 3rd Sunday Family Service - this is a more informal style of worship and often led by a lay person
5th Sunday worship - where a fifth Sunday is present the services will be held jointly with our sister church St Thomas' Colnbrook - details of which will be posted in the notices
Choral Evensong, normally the Fourth Sunday of each month (except August) The choir often has regular visitors to help out and enable the singing of more challenging pieces such as the Beatitudes, or Kelly in C and there are refreshements served after wards for everyone
Daily Worship there will be LIVE STREAMING of daily prayer at 9am and 5p. each day - link to live stream https://www.facebook.com/DatchetStMarysChurch/
Mondays 7:30am Morning Prayer in St Mary's 5pm Evening Prayer in St Thomas'
Tuesdays 7:30am Morning Prayer in St Mary's 5pm Evening Prayer in St Thomas'
Wednesday 7:30am Morning Prayer in St Mary's 5pm Evening Prayer in St Thomas'
Holy Communion said, in the North Aisle, St Mary's
Thursday 7:30am Morning Prayer in St Mary's 5pm Evening Prayer in St Thomas'
Friday 7:30am Morning Prayer in St Mary's 5pm Evening Prayer in St Thomas'
8:30am Holy Communion ( St Thomas' )
2020 Easter Services : due to the Coronavirus situation all services including Easter are suspended until further notice
2020 Christmas Services TBC
Christmas Eve 4:00pm Crib Service & Nativity
11:30pm Midnight Mass
Christmas Day 8:00am Holy Communion (BCP)
9:00am Family Communion