Whittington Church


**Parish Magazine – December 2021 – January 2022**


Sunday Worship Arrangements

Welcome to our Sunday services. Please read the following arrangements for your own safety and that of others. Anyone showing symptoms of coronavirus should not attend church, and those who have been shielding or are clinically vulnerable should take particular care to minimise contact with others.

  • When entering the church by the main (side) door please sanitise your hands, and again on leaving. The West (back) door is the emergency exit and disabled access.
  • Seating in alternate rows of pews or on chairs will be at a social distance. Please sit where directed.
  • Children are welcome to attend, supervised by parents or guardians.
  • It is requested that the congregation continue to wear a face covering inside the church building unless medically exempt. This may be removed to receive communion.
  • To support the NHS Track and Trace system a record of names and phone numbers of those attending will be collected on entry. This gives consent to sharing them with NHS Track and Trace if asked. Details will be kept securely for 21 days, after which they will be safely disposed of.
  • Communion in one kind (bread only) will be received standing from a central point. Please come forward in a single line when directed and keep socially distanced. Those receiving a blessing instead should carry something as a sign to the vicar. Please speak to a Warden before the service to request a gluten free wafer or to have communion brought to your seat.
  • At the end of the service please remain in your seat until directed to leave.
  • As you leave the church an offertory plate for cash or planned giving envelopes will be at the back. Please gift aid any donations if possible.
  • Please put orders of service in the containers provided as you leave.
  • After the service is the opportunity to greet others in a socially distanced manner outside. It is not possible to serve refreshments at present.
  • The toilet will be open. Please observe careful hand washing after use and dispose of the paper towels in the bin provided.

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
Sunday 31 October 4 before Advent 11.00am Morning Prayer
Sunday 19th December Advent 4 11.00am
Parish Communion
Carol Service
Friday 24th December   Christmas Eve 5.00pm Crib Service
Saturday 25th December Christmas Day 10.00am Christmas Communion Service
Sunday 26th December Christmas 1 10.00am Team Service at St Martins
Sunday 2nd January   Epiphany 11.00am Parish Communion
Sunday 9th January   Baptism of Christ 11.00am Family Service
Sunday 16th January   Epiphany 2 11.00am Parish Communion
Sunday 23rd January   Epiphany 3 11.00am Family Communion
Sunday 30th January    Candlemas   11.00am Christingle Service
Sunday 6th February   4 before Lent 11.00am
Parish Communion
Sunday 13th February   3 before Lent 11.00am Family Service
Sunday 20th February    2 before Lent 11.00am Parish Communion
Sunday 27th February   Next before Lent 11.00am Family Communion  
Weds. 2nd March    Ash Wednesday   7.30pm     Holy Communion & Imposition of Ashes
Sunday 6th March Lent 1 11.00am Parish Communion


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