Whittington Church


**Parish Magazine – May 2020**

Coronavirus – Covid – 19

In the light of Government guidance around non-essential contact, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued advice that public worship is suspended until further notice. Consequently there will be no services at Whittington for the time being.

The Worcester South East Team of clergy are working on ways to continue serving the needs of our parishes and are putting together a schedule of online services via Zoom for each week, to which everyone is very welcome. For an invitation to join in and the
necessary code please contact either Revd Rob Farmer revdrobfarmer@gmail.com or Revd Andy Stand andy.stand@sky.com Please try and arrive in the meeting 5-10 minutes before it is due to start. Currently the pattern looks like this:

Monday – Friday Morning Prayer at 8.30 a.m. Compline at 8.30 p.m.
Wednesday 10.00 a.m. Midweek Holy Communion (said)
Sunday 10.00 a.m. Holy Communion (with hymns) 6.00 p.m. Evening Prayer (said)
Liturgy to print will only be available for the midweek and Sunday communion services. For the other services, the host will have the liturgy on their computer and will share their screen with you so that you can join in with the service.
The Team Office at St Martin’s is closed to visitors but can still be reached by phone: 01905 358083 or email: WorcesterSouthEastTeam@gmail.com
For Pastoral Support please contact the Vicar, Revd Andy Stand, on 01905 358150 andy.stand@sky.com

We look forward to having you join us for worship. Please take time to explore the website and, more especially, to visit us in person. We know it can be very difficult to pluck up the courage to walk into a new church for the first time, especially if you haven’t been to church for a while. We want you to feel welcome and comfortable amongst us. Come to the Great Yew Brew and meet us informally first if you prefer.

Our sidesmen and/or any of our parishioners will be happy to give you as much, or as little, assistance as you desire. Your children are always welcome in our services.

If you have any queries or wish to arrange a baptism or wedding (funerals are normally arranged through the funeral director) please contact, in the first instance, the Team Administrator, Rebecca Caskie. at the Parish Office at St. Martin’s Church (corner of London Road and Victoria Avenue, Worcester.) The church can comfortably seat 100 (max 120) people.

The Parish Magazine is published 10 times a year (annual subscription £5) and distributed into the local community. If you would like to receive the Magazine please use the Contact e-mail facility within this website.

Date Day Time Service
5 April Palm Sunday 11.00am
Parish Communion with Procession of Palms
Thursday 9 April Maundy Thursday 7.30pm Holy Communion, stripping the altar and Watch (until 10.00pm)
Friday 10 April Good Friday 2.00pm ‘An Hour at the Cross’
12 April Easter Day 11.00am Family Communion with Easter Egg Hunt
19 April    Easter 2   11.00am Parish Communion
26 April    Easter 3 11.00am Family Communion



St. Philip & St. James Parish Church Whittington, Worcs. WR5 2RQ