Sunday and Midweek worship Corvid-19

Church Reopening for Public Worship

Resuming in-person worship in South West Ipswich at St. Peter’s Stoke Park

We have now resumed in-person worship at St Peters Church at 9.30 am on a Sunday.  The maximum number we can safely seat while maintaining physical distancing is 24 and we have now opened the process for applying for a seat(s).  This can be done in 2 ways.  Firstly by completing the Google Form by using the following link https://forms.gle/3e1R1jcDhXdRTUpG6 or secondly by leaving a message on the office answer machine 01473 603229 with

u Your Name

u Your Telephone Number

u The date you wish to attend

u The number of people in your household who wish to attend.

The deadline for leaving messages on the answer machine is 12 noon on Thursdays and 9 am on the Saturday for registration via the google form, we will confirm you place over the following 24 hours.  Please do NOT attend without receiving confirmation as we expect demand to be greater than the number of places available, unfortunately anyone turning up without a place pre-booked will not be able to enter.  We will increase our provision to meet demand, please be patient if you are not able to attend on the first week.  We want to increase in a safe and manageable way.

In addition to the 24 members of the congregation we are also looking for volunteers to help with stewarding and working the IT (full training will be given), if you are able to help then please let Rob know 01473 901361 or revrob@switmparish.org.uk. Regrettably the current guidance is that only those below the age of 70 can be used for helping in this way at the moment.

We will continue to live stream the 9.30 am service as well as the 11 am worship via Zoom.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate the complexities of being able to join together in person.

St Mary at Stoke Church (IP2 8DA)

 Sunday Worship

  • 8am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
  • 10am  Parish Eucharist

 Midweek worship

  • Wednesday 9am  Holy Communion A simple service of Holy Communion using Common Worship Order 1.We meet in the Choir Vestry, through the door at the north side of the church
  • Friday  3.30-5pm (2nd Friday of each Month) Messy Church:  Fun, games, worship and food for primary school children and their parents

St Peters Church (IP2 9TH)

Sunday Worship

  • 10am The worship at St Peters alternates between Holy Communion (weeks 2 & 4 each Month) and non-Eucharistic family worship (week 1) or Praise (week 3)

Midweek Worship

  • Monday 7.30pm Prayer meeting (every first Monday)
  • Thursday 10am Morning Prayer

St Francis Church (IP2 0QQ)

 Sunday Worship

  • 10am Parish Eucharist with Junior Church. The Parish Eucharist at St Francis is modern catholic in style, vestments are worn, but the service is friendly and relaxed. We welcome all.

Midweek Worship

  • Wednesday –Friday 8.30am Morning Prayer
  • Thursday 9.30am Holy Communion: A simple service of Holy Communion using Common Worship Order 1, often with a short address by the Priest.  We meet in the Holy Cross Chapel