Last updated: 08-08-2020
St Michael's & All Angels, Hughenden is reopening for Sunday worship with effect from 2nd August 2020. In order to comply with government recommendations and guidelines from the Church of England, on a trial basis, we will be offering two services each Sunday - a 9.00 am traditional service and an 11.00 am contemporary service. Week one, the 9.00 am will be Holy Communion, week two it will be the 11.00 am and so on, alternating between the two services.
For Sunday 16 August onwards, you do not need to book your seat in Church - just come as you are on Sunday!
Our services will initially look and sound quite different to those we have been accustomed to at Hughenden. Sadly no singing is currently permitted in church, but we do hope to have some musicians on occasions for some services. For communion services, we will be only offering bread to consume, in order to comply with the current guidelines. The service leader will give you helpful instructions at the start of each service, to hopefully answer any questions you might have, and allay any fears.
Toilet facilities will be available as normal, and you will be encouraged to use the hand sanitiser provided upon entry and exit to church.
The House of Bishops strongly urges all to wear a face covering of some description in Church - unless of course you have an exemption for a medical reason. This is an important and practical way in which we can demonstrate our care to other member's of our church family. Thank you for your understanding. From the 8 August face coverings will be required by law.
St Michael's @ 10 online services and JC Club online will continue until further notice.
(For arrangements concerning weddings and funerals, please contact the Vicar.)
The church youtube channel will now be used to broadcast St Michaels @ 10 every Sunday morning at 10.00 am with JC Club Online broadcast at 9.45 am. Please subscribe to the channel to ensure you get updated when a new video goes up. The videos can also be found on the church Facebook page and the Services page will now host the most recent videos.
We are also now offering the option for people without access to the internet to listen to the service using their telephone. Please spread the word and these instructions to anyone you think might appreciate them:
Between 9.55 am and 10.00 am, call this number: 020 3481 5237
When asked for a "meeting ID", enter the number 951 289 9440 followed by #
When asked for a "participant ID", just press # once again
After that, listen to the music until the service starts just after 10.00 am
The cost of listening will depend on their telephone provider and whether they have any calls included with their contract: it will cost the same as a weekend telephone call to London.
JC Club Online videos are broadcast each Sunday at 9.45 am on the church YouTube channel. Activity sheets for the videos can be found on the Youth page.
A St Michael & All Angels Support Team is in place to support our church family and community and to help those who need a listening and friendly voice on the phone; especially mindful of those who are housebound and/or self-isolating. To get in touch with them for prayer, pastoral support or even just to have a chat, call 07850 150462, email email@example.com or contact us on Facebook or Instagram.
Practical support for things such as shopping, prescription collecting, dog walking etc. is being offered by various groups within our parish. The links to the current groups can be found at the bottom of this page and more will be added as they are set up.
An online version of the weekly notice sheet is now up. It will be published every Sunday until we are able to resume services.
The printing and distribution of physical copies will resume with the July/August edition. The magazine will remain available in digital form on the Parish Magazine page. A decision will be taken in due course on how to reimburse subscribers.
The church is starting an online Alpha course, running for 11 weeks, starting on the 4th May. For more info see the Alpha Course page.
Let us join in praying that God would continue to watch over us and keep us safe, especially during these times of great uncertainty.
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.