Re-opening of Churches for Public Worship
We are pleased to announce that St Peter’s church will once again be open for worship this Sunday, 12 July at our usual time of 10.00am. Following recent guidelines and advice from the Government and the Diocese of Leeds, the necessary risk assessments have been undertaken and we are now able to meet together once again. Our services will, for the foreseeable future, be somewhat different to previously. There will be hand sanitiser available on entry, seating marked out in the pews to ensure suitable social distancing is maintained, no singing of hymns or sharing the peace, and no refreshments shared at the end of the service among some of the changes made. We will have Welcomers on hand as you enter to explain and guide you through these changes.
Our doors have been closed for a long time while we have been doing our part in reducing non-essential journeys and social gatherings in order to keep our congregation and community safe. We now very much look forward to opening our doors again and welcoming you all back in to share God’s Word and Love with each other, and trust you understand the need to introduce these measures to continue to keep everyone safe and well.
In May 2013 we joined with two other churches to form the Ryburn Benefice. The new family of churches are St. Luke’s Norland, St. Peter’s Sowerby and St. Mary’s Cottonstones. The Benefice works together to bring Christ’s love to parishes of Norland and Sowerby with Cottonstones.
We invite you to join us in our worship at 10.00am each Sunday, with an all-age worship non-Communion service on the 2nd Sunday of the month. Morning Prayer is also held at 9.15am on Thursdays.
Click here to view this months Ryburn benefice mag July Aug 2020