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Visit our Worshipping back in Church page for more info.

Public Communal Worship will be back in MARCH! But we're keeping our online provision. Until then we remain on Zoom and YouTube at 9.30am

To get back into the routine, in March, well have a benefice service in one church each week at 10am.  I will either broadcast live or provide recorded services online.

Details are published here and in our weekly email. Subscribe to our mailing list on our website

When we resume public worship, social distancing measures will still be in place and seating for indoor services will still be limited. If you visit a church building for private prayer, please still observe the Covid-safe procedures.

*It may be possible for these services to take place in church. Please check our website and email for details.

Church Services (and online)





Sunday 7th Lent 3


Great Hormeade*

Holy Communion

Sunday 14th Lent 4/
Mothering Sunday



Holy Communion

Passion Sunday 21st



Holy Communion

Palm Sunday 28th
Holy week begins


Brent Pelham*

Holy Communion

 Holy Week and Easter

As we will have to manage numbers, please use the booking forms to attend some of these services as indicated.

Monday29th- Wednesday31st March, 8.00pm 'Compline' or Night Prayer on ZOOM.

Maundy Thursday 1st April, 8.00pm, MEESDEN CHURCH
Agape - a simple service to remember the Last Supper 


Good Friday 2nd  April, 10am BRENT PELHAM   BOOK HERE
Good Friday Devotions - Stations of the cross

Holy Saturday 3rd April, 7pm WYDDIAL CHURCH
Easter Vigil  

This service we recall Jesus lying in the tomb and the women who waited to finish his burial rites the following dawn. For Jews, at the going down of the sun the next day – in this case, the third day since Jesus was crucified – begins.
We kindle a new light of hope to see us through the dark night.

EASTER DAY  Sunday 4th April.

6.15am Sunrise Service - LITTLE HORMEAD  BOOK HERE

8.00am Said Holy Communion - WYDDIAL CHURCH  BOOK HERE

9.35am Family Holy Communion - GREAT HORMEAD  BOOK HERE

11.00am Family Holy Communion - BRENT PELHAM  BOOK HERE

11.00am Family Holy Communion
(by extension) - MEESDEN CHURCH 

6.00pm Evening Holy Communion - ANSTEY  BOOK HERE

The rest of April…




Find all our scheduled live broadcasts and links to recorded services on our Worship Resources pages.

Churces are also open for private prayer in the week. Prayer stations with resources and palm crosses are available in those churches, do pick one up. You can of course  email us with your prayers using this link.

If you plan to attend a church for Private Prayer

  • Only attend if you are sure you are well and have not been in contact with anyone with Covid-19 in the past 14 days.

  • Wash your hands before entering or use the hand sanitiser if you have touched anything since washing.

  • Maintain a safe social distance (2m) between household groups and keep left, giving priority to people leaving the church building.

  • A maximum of 10 people in each church in this benefice.

  • Place a pebble in the basket provided to keep a tally of visitors.

  • Where provided, take a post it note to leave in the pew where you sit t pray. Do not sit where someone else has left a post it note.

  • If you write a prayer, please use your own pen.

  • Only touch what is essential. do not touch books. You may take free prayer resources left for you.

  • It is suggested you sanitise your hands again on exit and thoroughly wash hands again when you arrive home.

  • We invite you to participate in our own simple 'Track and Trace' system if you want to help us keep visitors informed of their risk of infection should you or they subsequently fall ill. Details are posted in the church where available.

Please note, not all churches in the UK are able to open.

I will be saying prayers and celebrating eucharist from home, usually live streamed, on YouTube or Zoom. Do join me. I also encourage everyone to set aside the time you would normally be at church, and maybe a little extra time, to offer prayers wherever you are.

Revd James Sawyer

Our regular pattern of services will vary for a while ase we get back on our feet after lockdown. Here's waht will happen in the short term:







See above

 Holy Communion


from 9.30am

You Tube/

Sunday Worship
(Format varies)



Brent Pelham

Holy Communion
(Small said service suitable for people Shielding)





Last Wednesday
of the month


Village Hall

Night Prayer








Virtual Coffee Morning


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Pray with our Ministry Team:

Revd James Sawyer - 01763 289 258

Mrs Patricia Hamilton - 01763 848536

Dr Mike West - 01279 777427 

Mr James Wyld - 01763 289 738

Rev'd Paddy Cable - Retired Priest

Every Wednesday 9.30am  MID-WEEK INFORMAL HOLY COMMUNION SERVICE (Currently Suspended)
Around the altar at Brent Pelham Church, ALL are welcome ~ Coffee afterwards (except in Holy Week and the week after Christmas).


The Vicarage 

Great Hormead 



SG9 0NT 

01763 289258