As previously mentioned to the St Stephen’s congregation, consideration has been given, over the last ten days, to providing an additional Sunday morning service to allow more people from the St Stephen’s congregation to attend and to provide more choice about your attendance. Thank you to those from the St Stephen’s congregation who responded to my earlier email asking for opinions and views on this matter.
Taking into account your response, and the thoughts of Reverend Ken and myself, we have made the decision that there will be an additional Sunday service provided at St Stephen’s from this coming Sunday onwards – 13th September. The arrangements will be as follows:
I am hopeful that this provision will encourage more of the St Stephen’s congregation to attend as there will no longer be the overriding thought that by coming each week, you may be denying someone else a place. Please remember that we continue to wear masks in church and that you will need to sanitise your hands on entry.
I would really ask that you give this change a good trial. I know that it will be different, and probably have some teething problems, as well, and if after some while, there needs to be a change, then we will pause and consider what else we can do.
Thank you for your help and consideration.