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The Benefice of St Mary’s Sixpenny Handley with

Gussage St Andrew and St Rumbold’s, Pentridge


Church Services

Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are only able to offer church services in a very limited way. At the present time we are offering a 10am weekly Sunday Service at either St Mary’s Handley or St Rumbold’s Pentridge which are also broadcast live online. St Andrew’s sadly remains closed as COVID restrictions would not allow worship to happen safely in the building. This is being reviewed regularly and as restrictions are lifted we will endeavour to adapt the service provision.

Coronavirus pandemic

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

With the roll out of the vaccination programme, we look forward to the end of the year when this pandemic can be pushed aside and the current restrictions become a fading memory. However, for the time being the Church is doing what it can to suppress the virus. All church events and activities have been postponed until further notice, this includes all church meetings, Choir, Magnificafé, Teddy Bears, Breakfast Church, Men’s Breakfast, Bible Study Group and Film Nights.

Although church services are greatly curtailed we will continue to holding regular services, either online or within the latest social distancing requirements. However this does not mean the work of the church will cease as we are all part of the Body of Christ. Firstly our daily prayers and study of scripture should continue. To aide this I will be looking at how to do a daily live stream on social media, most probably via Facebook. I will also send out the gospel reading for the day along with a prayer and any specific prayer requests for your to include in your own prayers via our electronic mailing.

I will be working with local village leaders and our Benefice Churchwardens in the setting up of care for those who are self-isolating for whatever reason. Though we maybe in our homes on our own we should not feel isolated. Brothers and Sisters this time of trial will past and we must place our trust in God and in one another.


Please also join us for our 10am live daily broadcasts on Facebook or watch later on YouTube.

May 2021

Sunday 2nd

10am BCP Holy Communion, St Rumbold’s

Sunday 9th — Rogation Sunday

10am St Mary’s, Sixpenny Handley

Planned to be outside: Bring your own Breakfast Church followed by a Rogation Walk

Sunday 16th

10am Said Matins, St Rumbold’s

Sunday 23rd — Pentacost

10am Said Holy Communion, St Mary’s

Sunday 30th — Benefice Service

[Details to be confirmed]

June 2021

June will follow May’s pattern of services

July 2021

A new Benefice pattern of services to be introduced - details to follow.

Blessings Revd Canon Richard Hancock TSSF

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