Update to Church improvement works – May 22nd 2020
We are delighted that work has been able to resume at St Petrock’s Church as permitted by the government after a complete halt since 23rd March.
Both the church architect, the appointed archaeologist and a representative from Exmoor National Park have been on site this week and will make regular visits to assess the progress and monitor work.
Inevitably there will be some disturbance in what is an ancient burial site. A condition of approval for the project was that this is done in accordance with church and ENP guidelines. All findings are recorded and photographed and assessed professionally. No bones leave consecrated ground and at the conclusion of this project a dignified and established service will be followed to bless and re-inter any remains found. The date for this will be announced and anyone who would like to attend would be most welcome.
Please be aware that for now the church and churchyard remain closed.
We all look forward to completion of this work and the re-opening of our church for worship and for community purposes as soon as is possible.
If you are in need of any support or help whilst our daily routines of life and worship are so disrupted, please do not hesitate to let us know and we will endeavour to assist.
With all good wishes
John Gratton (841490) Churchwarden Marion Jeffrey (841500) Deputy Churchwarden
The Church continues to be alive and active, but our buildings including St Petrock’s must close
We are seeing a huge increase in the number of people falling sick with COVID-19. We must distance ourselves from one another and prevent the spread of infection in order to save lives.
Therefore, as well as public worship being suspended, this and all church buildings in the Church of England are now closed.
Our worship of God and our care for each other continue but cannot be done in this building.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength . . . Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”
To protect the vulnerable amongst us, please do not leave your home except for essential trips.
CHURCH SERVICES FOR 2020 – ALL ARE WELCOME WHEN THE CHURCH CAN RE-OPEN
|22nd March||Mothering Sunday||11.00am||Morning Prayer|
|29th March||Fifth Sunday of Lent||11.00am||Dunster Benefice Service|
|5th April||Palm Sunday||11.00am||Holy Communion|
|12th April||EASTER DAY||11.00am||Holy Communion|
|19th April||Second of Easter||11.00am||Benefice Holy Communion|
|26th April||Third of Easter||11.00am||Morning Prayer|