Music in Church As a result of recent government guidance, we are pleased that we are now gradually able to begin a phased resumption of choral services and other music in the Parish Church, beginning with the Eucharist on Sunday, 6 September. Choral Evensong will resume from the Sunday after that, Sunday, 13 September. Unfortunately as yet, the congregation are still not allowed to sing anything in church, but we await new guidance soon. We are not in a position to publish music lists yet, and everything will be subject to
Face Coverings In Church Following the Prime Minister's announcement, face coverings become mandatory in church buildings from this Sunday, 9 August. We still await (Thursday morning) detailed guidance from HM Government, but we can reasonably expect that the guidance will match the regulations by which they are mandatory in shops. Face Coverings must cover the nose and the mouth. You do not need to wear one if you are: Under 11;If you need to communicate with someone who lip-reads;If you are unable to wear one because of a registered disability;If wearing
Please ignore any email that appears to come from the Rector of Chingford, Justin Lewis-Anthony, today, 1 August 2020 - especially if it comes from an email address that you don't recognise. It is a phishing attempt. Needless to say I will never ask you to help me buy iTunes vouchers! Fr Justin
Open Door We are pleased to announce that those who wish to gather for services in our churches to be able to do so in a socially distanced and safe manner from this Sunday, 5th July. But, in this time of a public health crisis, our worship will be different from that we are used to. The capacity of our church buildings will be limited; we need to maintain social distancing between households as we enter, move about, and leave our churches. We require people to use hand sanitiser on entrance.
[Click above to see the photos] After the service. We have a Rector! Deo gracias And here is a key moment from the service as one of our choirmen sings, distanced in the west gallery, "Come Holy Ghost, our souls inspire". A prayer for us all in these times.Music continues in our Parish - go to our YouTube channel for more!
In today's Guardian newspaper (16 June 2020) a letter has been published from a number of distinguished conductors of choirs in Britain. They call upon the government "to show how we can restart singing together on an equal footing with opening theme parks, shopping and kicking a football around." They also call upon church leaders to "have the courage to speak out so that we can make singing together in churches work within certain guidelines. "They make the point that singing in choirs does wonderful things for the mental and economic health
During COVID-19 restrictions the worship of Chingford Parish continues. The clergy lead streamed services, published in two places: the Parish Facebook page orThe Parish YouTube channel The latest streamed service for Sundays or Feast days also available on our Worship page, here: You may find the order of service for our online Sunday services HERE.
The Churches of Chingford Parish are now open for individual private prayer The Parish Church of SS Peter and Paul is open Monday - Friday 10am-12noon All Saints' Church (Old Church) is open Saturday and Sunday 10am-12noon If you would like to be a welcomer at either church, then click HERE to see an invitation.