From January 6th the Government declared a 3rd National Lockdown to try to halt the rapid spread of Covid-19 and especially the new variant(s) of it. In a Press Briefing, the Prime Minister stated that "unlike the November national restrictions, Communal worship can continue to take place". This meant that services in church could continue, thoughwith no singing, as the Government accepted that churches have risk management policies in place.
From July 19th, the Government gradually lifted Covid restrictions including those relating to singing in church and to weddings and funerals. In the case of the Orebeck Benefice, from September services will held in at least one of its churches each Sunday, together with the 9.30am Zoom service on the 3rd and 4th Sundays of the month.The service sheet (pdf format) for the Zoom service is available. To join the Zoom service please contact Bill Clark. The next Wednesday Holy Communion service at Hacheston will be on Wednesday, 1st September at 10am. Singing is now permitted in church and Hacheston church is now open again each day.
The arrangements for September 2021 are as shown below, but may be subject to further change in the light of the Covid-19 situation.
Services for September 2021
Wednesday September 1st
10am Holy Communion (BCP) (Hacheston)
Sunday September 5th
9.30am Holy Communion (Hacheston)
4pm Taize service (Easton)
Sunday September 12th
9.30am Morning Prayer (Brandeston)
9.30am Morning Prayer (BCP) (Campsea Ashe)
11am Morning Prayer (BCP) (Easton)
6pm Evening Prayer (BCP) (Parham)
6.30pm Evening Prayer (BCP) (Marlesford)
Sunday September 19th
9.30am Zoom Morning Service
9.30am Holy Communion (Marlesford)
11am Holy Communion (Parham)
11am Morning Worship (Kettleburgh)
Sunday September 26th
9.30am Holy Communion (Campsea Ashe)
11am Harvest (Brandeston)
11am Holy Communion (Easton)
11am Harvest (Marlesford)
11am Morning Prayer (Hacheston)
6.30pm Evening Prayer (BCP) (Kettleburgh)
If you need to speak to someone about weddings, christenings or funerals, please use the Contact Us page and contact the Revd Canon Graham Hedger or one of the churchwardens.
18th September 2021