Elstow Abbey will continue to have just one service each Sunday at 10am with restricted numbers (maximum 30 in church) .
This Sunday morning we will again live-stream the 10:00am Holy Communion service on the church Facebook page. This is still experimental and we are learning on the job! We now plan to test a live-stream directly via YouTube as this could be linked to our website for those who don’t subscribe to Facebook. We have also improved the sound quality of our live streaming.
The YouTube recording is also available from this website.
NB: Last week’s YouTube Worship was an evening service to celebrate the feast of Candlemas (February 2nd), with a fabulous sermon from the Rt Rev’d Dr Rowan Williams. Here is the YouTube link:
On Wednesdays we are continuing ’The Bible Course’. This is an 8 week course run on Zoom every Wednesday with a choice of either joining at 10:00am or 7:30pm. There is a book to go with the course, £4.99. Just let me know if you would like a copy of this book. The course is also an excellent opportunity to invite friends and neighbours to join. The joining details can be found in the current ‘Reach Out’ on this website.
We continue to keep it touch with each other on Sunday morning with Zoom Coffee:
To join this Zoom meeting: Contact ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ for login details of ID and pass code.
Elstow Abbey continues to be open on Saturdays between 10:00am – 12:00 noon for individual prayer. However, we urge anyone who has any degree of vulnerability through age or other causes, not to come to church but to stay safe and stay at home.
Rev’d Fr. Paul Messam
Priest-in-charge of the Elstow Abbey and Elstow Team.
Assistant Area Dean of Bedford
Bedford MK42 9XT