I’m delighted to report that we’re resuming live services in Stowey Church from Sunday, 28th March. Our first service will be Evensong for Palm Sunday at 6.30pm. Jean will be playing the organ and although we can’t sing, Jean will ensure that we all enjoy the music. Palm crosses will be distributed as usual on this Sunday.

And on Easter Sunday, there will be a service of Holy Communion at 6.30pm. Sadly, Communion can’t be distributed to the congregation; instead, Mark will take Communion on behalf of all of us, as he did on Christmas Day. Please book your place with me as usual. The Church will be decorated for Easter and we look forward to seeing as many of you as we can accommodate for what will be a true celebration of the wonderful events of the Resurrection of our Lord.

After the service, a little Easter egg will be available for each member of the congregation.

Over the next few weeks at least, we are intending to follow the usual pattern for services during the pandemic. There will be 2 services a month, on the 1st and 4th Sundays of the month. Should you wish to join us for any of our services, we would be very pleased to welcome you. However, as our capacity is greatly reduced, please contact me in advance to ensure that you can be allocated a seat. My contact details are at the back of this magazine and on our website, stoweychurch.com

As to the future, it’s still too soon to know what events we may hold. All we can say is that things are becoming easier as our country opens up again. We hope that our National Garden Scheme opening will happen in July, but I’ll write again about that nearer the time.

Until then, may I wish you a very happy Eastertide!

Jill Nicol, Churchwarden