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.
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
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
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 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 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
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
Take a look HERE at a challenge for members of the choir and others!
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The London Borough of Waltham Forest runs a Local Area Coordination service which helps residents stay safe and independent, particularly in these difficult times. Details of our local coordinators are at https://directory.walthamforest.gov.uk/kb5/walthamforest/directory/advice.page?id=SC2hSNlinIk