From the Churchwardens.

The clocks have gone back, the evenings are drawing in and the winter is ahead of us and we were busy preparing for our Advent and Christmas services.

Sadly our church is closed as part of England’s lockdown and this means that the Advent Carol service will no longer take place on Sunday, 29th November. Services at the Cottage Hospice in Five Ashes are, unfortunately, also suspended.

St Dunstan’s is, however, opening on a Wednesday and Sunday morning from 10am until 12noon for private prayer.  If you would like to come along then we ask you to follow all the Government Guidelines and numbers entering the Church at any one time are very limited.

We very much hope that we can reopen for our Service on 6th December and preparations are going ahead for our  two Christmas Carol Services (on Sunday, 20th December and Tuesday, 22nd December – both at 6.00pm) and the Christmas Eve Mass at 10.30pm and Christmas Day service at 10.15am.  We will be limited on capacity so we are making these services a ticketed “event” but free, of course. Details on how to book can be found on the Services page under CHURCH LIFE.

Our E-news is invaluable in keeping up to date in this ever changing climate so please do contact Nicky in the Parish Office (01435 873484 or stdunstan@tiscali.co.uk) if you would like to receive a copy.

We look forward with joy to the celebration of Christmas in these uncertain times. We pray that friends and families may be able to see each other and enjoy each other’s company in safety.

Our love and prayers.

Sheila and Jo

Churchwardens: Sheila Rait and Jo Woodliffe


Updated: 5th November 2020