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Summer lunchtime organ recitals

This popular series returns on 28 July - see HERE and, for detailed programmes, HERE.

ORGAN SCHOLARSHIP APPOINTMENT

We are delighted that Alex Coutts became our new Organ Scholar and began working with our team of musicians in June. Alex was educated at Hampton School and Cambridge University, where he read Modern Languages, graduating in June 2020. He is currently a Master’s student at University College London. Whilst at Cambridge, Alex held Academic and Organ Scholarships at Magdalene College. The latter position saw him perform extensively across Europe and the U.S.A., at venues such as Ely and St. Edmunsbury Cathedrals, All Saints’ Margaret Street, Augsburg Cathedral, and Trinity Church,

Easing COVID-restrictions

Spaces increased for Old Church Sunday services! Despite the postponement of the next stage in the easing of national Coronavirus restrictions, the Risk Assessment Group of Chingford Parochial Church Council has determined that from Sunday 27 June we can welcome 40 people with COVID-security at both communion services (10 & 11.15 am) in All Saints' (Old Church). Both services still require prior reservations, so reserve your places here.

More scam emails

Avoiding Scam Emails Some members of the parish may have received a scam email today or recently purporting to come from the Rector, and asking for assistance in buying online gift cards to be reimbursed later. THIS IS A SCAM. You can know that it is a scam by three things: The email doesn’t come from the Rector of Chingford email address but from a randomly generated email address. Check the address after the name, which might spoof my own. If it isn't the Rector's email address, it isn't from me.The

Children’s Ministry news

With the Covid 19 situation much improved, our activities are resuming! See here!

Choir responding to Covid-19

The choirs of Ss. Peter & Paul’s Church in Chingford returned to sing at the Church onSunday 25 April 2021, following the recent lockdown.The renowned choirs, which consist of a boys’ choir, a girls’ choir, a men’s choir and TheChingford Singers (a womens’ choir), sing at a very high standard, performing regularly atcathedrals all over the country and indeed, internationally. Sadly lockdown has meant thatsinging could not take place in person at the Church in recent months.However, the choirs did not let COVID-19 stand in the way of their music making

Return of the choir – BBC Breakfast News, Easter Sunday

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The choirs of Chingford Parish Church were very pleased to be filmed by the BBC for broadcast on BBC News on Easter Day. Even though we weren't able to have our choirs singing in full-force for Easter itself, it was encouraging to see how we are gradually getting closer to being able to worship the Lord with a joyful noise. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhqyBRf4cm0 See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhqyBRf4cm0

Witnesses to the Passover

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Witnesses to the Passover: a series of meditations for Holy Week This week Chingford Parish publishes a series of meditations, that try to imagine what that might have been like for people who were on the fringes of significant events that first Holy Week, and yet who didn’t realise it. https://www.youtube.com/embed?listType=playlist&list=PLXiQkv2WC4cE_sfNZvJjVPB1U2GtoHJfp Written and read by The Rev'd Dr Justin Lewis-Anthony, Rector, with music recorded by the Chingford Parish Church Choirs. Audio and Video edited by Luke Kerr

Worship in the Parish as we emerge from National Lockdown

Worship in the Parish as we emerge from National Lockdown The arrangements for parish worship, both online and in-person, have been published on the parish website: https://parishofchingford.org.uk/worship

Public and Online Worship During National Lockdown 3.0

Public and Online Worship During National Lockdown 3.0 We recognize that the Government has defined communal worship as an essential service, which provides people with the “reasonable excuse” to leave their homes during the National Lockdown. We also recognize that this comes with a certain degree of risk for the participants, from which those with underlying vulnerabilities are required to shield, and to which others may be reluctant to expose themselves. Therefore, realising the need to balance what is possible, what is prudent, and what is pastoral for the congregations of