Some welcome news from Rodmell’s Associate Vicar,
The Rev. Marcus Brown.
The churches in our benefice are now able to re-open for private prayer and services. Social distancing still applies, a hand sanitiser is available at the entrance to the church and visitors are encouraged to enter by the main doors and exit by the side door in the side chapel. The church has been cleaned before opening.
Services in July:
2nd Aug: Kingston 9.45am A Service of Thanksgiving
iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiIford 9.45am A Service of Music and Meditation
iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiRodmell 11.00am Holy Communion and Baptism
9th Aug: Iford 9.45am Mattins
iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiRodmell 11.00am Holy Communion
16th Aug: Rodmell 11.00am Celtic Worship
iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Iford 6.00pm Evensong
23rd Aug: Southease 11.00am Mattins
30th Aug: Rodmell 11.00am United Benefice Service of Holy Communion
Kingston have decided that they will make a decision about restarting services shortly.
Please note that we cannot sing during services, but we hope to have music. We will sanitise as we go into the churches and prayer books/prayer sheets may not be used. We will also socially distance.
The Church Bells to be Repaired
We can also report that the way has now been cleared for the repair of Rodmell’s church bells. The intention is to restore them so that they can return to regular, full circle change ringing. The works will include strengthening of the timber bell frames, and the bells will be tuned, quarter-turned, and rehung on all new traditional change ring fittings to closely resemble the originals, and the ringing room will be redecorated.
The period for public consultation has now expired and the church has been given the go-ahead by the Diocese to start on the repair works.
To learn more about the church and its bells, please click here
For details of the Parochial Church Council, click here