SUNDAY SERVICES RETURN TO UNITARIAN CHAPEL AND UPDATES FROM OTHER DENOMINATIONS

Sunday services return to the Unitarian Chapel in Hermitage Street on August 2nd at 11 am. A spokesperson for the Unitarians in Crewkerne said: “Sadly no refreshments will be provided in our hall following the service until further notice, so please bring your own bottle of water if needed.” In line with the latest Government advice, social distancing measures will be in place, services will be kept short to a maximum of 30 minutes and include readings and prayers.

There is no mandatory requirement to wear a face covering in places of worship but they should be considered as a mitigation to virus transfer in the overall assessment carried out by church ministers and management trustees. The wearing of face masks is being encouraged in all indoor settings where groups of people come together for a common purpose.

In news from the other churches in the town, services resumed at St Bartholomew’s Church last Sunday. The Methodist Church in South Street remains closed but all eight churches in the circuit have been actively supporting each other and their communities in different ways. Crewkerne and Misterton Baptist Church are exploring how they might reopen and join together for worship and in the meantime are running online podcasts.

Sunday services and other masses for Catholic parishioners in the Parish of the English Martyrs, incorporating the three south Somerset towns of Crewkerne, Ilminster and Chard have resumed at the Catholic Church in Chard with a pre-booking system in place. Booking beforehand is essential as half of the pews are taped off, to meet social distancing requirements. Anyone who arrives and has not booked cannot be admitted. The reservation system is being co-ordinated by Maggie on 01460 75714. Online Sunday services will also continue for the time-being.

Crewkerne Community Church in Barn Street will be continuing with online services during August. A pre-recorded service will be uploaded straight to the church You Tube channel for Sundays 2nd and 30th. Sunday services will be running again on Zoom on the 9th,16th and 23rd August, for those who wish to join and connect in to the meetings.

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