Welcome to St Andrew’s Barnt Green and St Michael’s Cofton Hackett
Welcome to our church website. For the church as for the rest of society, the last 18mths or so has seen great upheaval, with traditional patterns of services and activity disrupted and much of our worship moving online via Zoom. Also, since June 2021 the Parish has been without a Vicar, following the retirement of the Rev Rob Fieldson. During this period of Interregnum or Vacancy, as it is known, we shall continue to provide a range of worship services and pastoral care through our lay team and clergy support from around the Diocese.
Please go to the weekly newsletter for more information about the activities of the Church and for times and log-in information.
We continue to provide creative resources to help children engage with faith. For details contact Caroline Mara our Children’s and Families Missioner on 07935 245244 or see the St Andrews and St Michaels Family Facebook Group.
As lock-down is eased, more services, events, and groups will become possible. Why not subscribe to the newsletter (bottom left of the home page) for a weekly update?
We trust that you have experienced God’s peace and protection through these difficult days and look forward to meeting you face to face before too long.
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Please see the weekly newsletter for details of the Church Services in our church buildings or on the right hand side of this webpage.
Zoom services continue at least until 21st June, and all are welcome:
The 9.30am Sunday service is on Zoom and young and old alike are very welcome: meeting ID 295 293 9790 and password standrews.
There is also a Thursday service at 10.00am followed by coffee and chat: meeting ID 815 6897 6189 and password coffeebean.
It takes a bit of getting used to, but it is great to worship together, to see each other’s faces, and to meet with people both locally and from afar. So let’s make the most of it until normal service is resumed!
Safeguarding Policy and Safeguarding Concerns at St Andrew’s and St Michael’s
Click here to access / download our latest safeguarding policy document and contact information for any safeguarding concerns.
COVID 19-Safe Measures July 2021 for St Michaels, St Andrews and the Parish Centre.
Following the UK Government’s adoption on 19th July of Step 4 on the Roadmap for Covid recovery, the PCC met on the 20th July and reviewed what our attitude should be to opening-up Church and social activities in the Parish Centre.
It was decided that a cautious approach was still needed, whilst seeking to relax some restraints and to offer something for as many people as possible. The approach is summarised below: –
1. Where full 2m social distancing is not possible, face masks to be worn in church and during congregational singing, which will be permitted.
2. Around the Parish Centre face mask to be worn in circulating spaces including WC’s and kitchen. Also, in meetings/activities where other mitigating actions cannot be taken.
3. Mitigating actions should be adopted wherever possible and these include :
Social distancing. Hand sanitisation on entering and leaving our buildings and at outdoor activities. Good ventilation by either being outdoors or the opening of windows and doors for the duration of inside gatherings. The cleaning of all touchable hard surfaces following such activities.
4. The numbers of people permitted to attend any activity in church, in the Parish Centre or outdoors will be determined by specific Risk Assessments, but the guiding principle will to ensure the reasonable safety of all those attending or likely to be affected, and therefore constraints will apply in some cases.
5. We will continue to request all attendees for names and contact number or use of the QR code for track and trace purposes.
If you have any of the known symptoms for COVID, please do not attend any event.
A Prayer For This Time
Loving God, we pray to you through Christ the Healer for those across the world who suffer from Covid-19.
We pray too for all who mourn the loss of someone who has died from the disease.
Give wisdom to policymakers, skill to healthcare professionals and researchers, comfort to everyone in distress, and a sense of hope for us all in these days of uncertainty and fear.
We ask this in Jesus’ name.
If you’d like to be part of a weekly online Hope Group with 2 or 3 other people, to support each other and find hope in current circumstances, call Caroline on 07935 245244.