Sunday 26th July (the Seventh Sunday after Trinity) was the first service back in our beautiful church since March 8th! We usually have two services, a said service at 9:30am , and a Sung Eucharist at 11:00am, but because of cleaning regulations, we are only having one said service at 11:00am for the time being. The Wednesday Eucharist at 10:00am, followed by Bible Study or Prayer Group, is now also being held.
We had an attendance of 32 people (a good number for the summer, which is usually our “low” season), socially distanced and all wearing masks! The service was celebrated by our Chaplain Fr Ron Corne assisted by our Assistant Priest, the Revd Rachel Ganney.
Although not being able to sing during the service due to current regulations, our organist Rayco Gonzalez played before, during, and after the service.
It felt “different”, but we were all pleased to be there, and to be able to worship together. In his sermon, Fr Ron made reference to the fact that the Dedication and Consecration of All Saints’ in 1891, had to be delayed for a similar period because of an outbreak of smallpox on the island!
We hope to see even more people in church next Sunday, and there will be more photographs following that service.
Thanks to all who worked very hard to prepare the church, and to make the conditions safe for our congregation.