APCM and VESTRY MEETING 2021

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting and Vestry Meeting

will be held at St Peter and St Paul Church in Worth

on Thursday 27th May 2021 at 7 pm.

All are very welcome

The Parochial Church Council of St Peter and St Paul has agreed to resume Eucharist services on the first Sunday of each month from 4th April 2021 onwards. This will be reviewed re. additional services as we navigate our way beyond lo

Please note that the church remains closed for private/individual prayer until further notice.

It was a pleasure to welcome so many people into our church on Easter Day, 4th April 2021.  The church opened for the first time in three months and there will be services on the first Sunday of each month thereafter. All services will start at 9.30 am. At St Peter and St Paul’s Church in Worth, we are committed to the safety of our congregation and all visitors. A full risk assessment has been carried out and it is reviewed regularly. We will implement all aspects of the Government’s and the Church of England’s guidance as follows:

The church will be closed to the public for 72 hours BEFORE and AFTER each service.

There will be new signage in the church and some areas will be clearly cordoned off.

Entrance for the services will be via the main West Door.

Exit will be via the North Door.

There will be a table in the nave with hand sanitiser, advisory posters and a register of attendees.

Orders of Service in their plastic covers will be available at this table.

All Orders of Service are to be left on the pews at the end of each service.

They will be removed, cleaned and quarantined for at least 72 hours.

Kneelers are not to be used and they will be kept in the cordoned off areas.

It is mandatory for all worshippers to wear a face mask unless exempt.

Social distancing must be observed at all times.

Members of the same household may sit together.

Singing is not permitted, but organ music will be played before and after the service and during the distribution of Communion.

The Order of Service will be unchanged.

Readings will be delivered from the area at the front of the chancel, between the pulpit and lectern.

The Peace will be offered from pews with a bow and joined hands rather than a handshake.

Communion will be prepared in the usual way at the altar, and wafers will be offered by the celebrant in the area at the front of the chancel. Wine will not be shared.

Worshippers will socially distance as they walk to receive Communion and follow a one-way system via the Lady Chapel and aisle on the south side of the church to return to their seats.

There will not be a formal collection of monies at any time during the service.

Donations can be made on a collection plate which will be made available as the congregation exit via the North Door at the end of the service.

Please do not enter the church if you have symptoms of coronavirus.

Please be aware that you enter the church entirely at your own risk.

Please use the hand sanitiser when you enter and exit the church.

The wearing of face masks for public worship is mandatory unless exempt.

Please adhere to the Government’s latest social distancing guidelines at all times.

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY: 8th November 2020

There will not be a church service this year due to the latest Covid-19 guidance from the Government. However, wreaths will be laid at the War Memorial in Worth, following a 2-minute silence at 11.00 am. Representatives from the Parochial Church Council and the Worth Parish Council will lay the wreaths.

Thanet Community Gospel Choir

The Thanet Community Gospel Choir performed their excellent Christmas programme at St Peter and St Paul church in Worth on Thursday 12th December 2019.

Back due to popular demand

Many thanks to the Trustees of St Peter and St Paul Worth Preservation Trust for arranging another successful fundraiser for the Church.

Advent Service 2019

Our Advent Service of Music and Readings with the Choir of St Clements will be held on Sunday 1st December 2019 at 6.30 pm.

The officiant will be the Revd. Canon Mark Roberts.

All are welcome and we look forward to you joining at the start of the Advent season.

Refreshments will be served after the service, courtesy of Michael and Carol Attenborough.

Remembrance Sunday 2019

St Peter and St Paul Church in Worth

Remembrance Service on Sunday 10th November 2019

At 10.00 am

Followed by Wreath Laying

At the War Memorial

At 11.00 am

Harvest 2019

Thanks to everyone for making our church so beautiful and welcoming.

Christmas at St Peter and St Paul Church in Worth

Advent and Christmas were joyous occasions at St Peter and St Paul Church. Throughout December, we had many services which were well attended. Our church looked beautiful with the Nativity crib, flowers, candles and a Christmas tree.
Thanks to everyone who has worked so hard in 2018 to make the church such a welcoming and spiritual place to be in.

Dedication of new altar frontal in memory of Keith Haggar

Our Advent Service of music and readings with the choir of St Clements took place on Sunday 2nd December 2018.

At the start of the Service, the Revd Canon Mark Roberts formally received and dedicated our new Advent and Lent altar frontal.

This was kindly made by Gill Holroyd and it is in memory of the late Keith Haggar, who lived in the village and was a much loved priest for many years at St Peter and St Paul Church in Worth.

Remembrance Sunday 2018

Our Remembrance Service was held on Sunday 11th November 2018 in St Peter and St Paul’s Church at 10 am.
The service was conducted by the Revd Howard Pashley with Andrew Larner as organist. We were delighted to welcome members of the Worth Parish Council and villagers to join the congregation in remembering 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Refreshments were served in the church afterwards with thanks to Annie Simmons and Carol Attenborough for this. Then wreaths were taken to the War Memorial where we were joined by villagers and Trustees from the St Peter and St Paul Preservation Trust.

After two minutes silence at 11 am., wreaths and crosses were laid, the names of the fallen of Worth were read out and Revd Pashley dedicated the new plaque on the War Memorial.

 

      Special thanks to Miriam Bull and Ian Martin of the Worth Parish Council for co-ordinating the dedication.

Confirmation and Eucharist

  The Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul held a Confirmation and Eucharist Service on Sunday 15th July 2018 at 6.30 pm.

The congregation were delighted to witness and celebrate the confirmation of Geoffrey Cox and Veronica Liote. It was a very moving and happy occasion.

The celebrant and preacher was the Bishop of Dover, The Right Reverend Trevor Willmott. He was assisted by The Reverend Canon Mark Roberts and The Reverend Jeanne Males.

Andrew Larner was our organist, and refreshments were provided by Janet and John Bradley after the service. Thanks also to our readers and sidesmen for ensuring the memorable occasion went smoothly.

 

      

 

APCM and Vestry Meeting 2020

APCM and Vestry Meeting will be held on

Thursday 23rd July 2020 at 7pm

at St Peter and St Paul Church, Worth.

All are very welcome to attend.