RESUMPTION OF PUBLIC WORSHIP IN THE THEYDON PARISHES
The PCCs of the Benefice have met over the last weeks and having reviewed the differing circumstances and sizes of each church have prayerfully made plans for the resumption of public worship.
All Saint's Theydon Garnon will reopen as follows:
Sunday 7th March - Holy Communion (BCP) at 8:00am
Tuesday 9th March - Holy Communion at 10:00am (and every Tuesday thereafter)
Sunday 14th March - All Age Mothering Sunday service at 9:15am.
At present, St. Mary's Stapleford Tawney, St. Michael's Theydon Mount and St. Mary's Theydon Bois will remain closed for public worship until Sunday 28th March.
Online services will continue to be published weekly on our Recorded Services page
WORSHIP IN THE THEYDON PARISHES – FEBRUARY 2021
There are signs of better days ahead in the air - the flowers of spring are not far off, and increasing numbers of people are receiving a vaccination to protect them from COVID-19. As is so often the case with the Psalms, a song of lament contains within it a word of hope and it is in those words of hope that followers of Jesus are called to trust when it is easy and more importantly, when it is difficult.
The leadership team in the Benefice are aware of the responsibility we bear before God, and before the communities we serve to both worship and do all that we can to be safe. Jesus reminded those who were listening to Him, that God is Spirit and those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth. Although the continued closure of our buildings for public worship (except for funerals) is a great sadness to me, that doesn't mean we cannot encounter God together.
Every Sunday, a recorded act of worship will be posted on our Recorded Services page and there will be a weekly Sunday morning family service at 10.30am, a Sunday evening service at 6pm and Wednesday morning service at 10am, all held on Zoom. In the Wednesday service, we are reading Mark's Gospel until Easter (see the calendar for each week's reading beneath this text). Groups for children and young people will also continue online and details will be circulated to parents and carers.
Rev John Fry – Vicar of the Theydon Parishes
A warm welcome is extended to all visitors, both to this website, and visitors of our four churches.
The Benefice is the coming together of a number of churches (All Saints Theydon Garnon, St Mary the Virgin Theydon Bois, and the joint parish of St Michael’s Theydon Mount and St Mary the Virgin Stapleford Tawney)
We are three active parishes that provide the opportunity to deliver a range of styles of worship from the Book of Common Prayer to All Age Worship. Our congregations are committed to developing their churches and reaching out to their communities in mission and ministry. We face different challenges in our quest to serve God in each community, whilst promoting the Christian faith.
Hear Rev John Fry, Vicar of the Theydon Parishes explains how the church is always there for the people of the local community and what fun times are had