I hope that this finds you all doing as well as possible.
I’m very pleased to say that, following the Government’s recent announcement, we will be back in our church buildings for Sunday services as of December 6th. Even under restricted circumstances, I know that we have all missed being able to be together in person to worship God and enjoy fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ, so it will be great to be back together.
Given that Nottingham and Nottinghamshire will be back into Tier 3 restrictions, and the need to keep one another safe by following hygiene and social distancing measures in our services, we’re continuing to ask you, if you plan to attend our Sunday services from December 6th, please would you book your place for the service, in advance. Please contact Jade Blaylock, our Administrator, at email@example.com or 07526 603766, to reserve your place. Once again, this will help us to fit more people into the service; help us look after you better; and hopefully avoid us having to turn anyone away. This will apply especially to our Christmas services, which we hope will be attended by many people who are perhaps not regular members of our congregations.
Details of our Advent and Christmas services will follow very shortly on our homepage. We’re waiting for the Government and Church of England to give detailed guidelines as to what will, and what will not, be allowed, perhaps especially in relation to singing. But even if congregations are unable to join in carols as we all wish, the hope for which we wait in the coming Advent season – that of the Christ child, Emmanuel, God with us – remains as steadfast and sure as always.
I’m afraid that my record of posting service transcripts and sermons has recently not been as good as I would like it to be, despite my best intentions. So here is the service transcript for this last Sunday, November 22nd:
…and here is that for Sunday November 15th:
….along with my sermon from Remembrance Sunday, November 8th:
…and that from All Saints’ Day, Sunday November 1st:
You can of course view these services, whether in-church or our Online Services, on our YouTube channel here, as usual.
My best wishes and prayers to you all, and God bless.
Rev. Tim Chambers
The Cranmer Group
NEW E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW Tel: 01949 850523
Mobile: 07946 526569