COVID-19 Update

From the Ministry Team:


Two excellent keynote speeches at the Diocesan Development Day on Saturday 2 October by Bishop Graham Tomlin and Bishop Sophie addressed the questions: ‘What is the church for?’ and ‘Why are we called to be lights for Christ?’. If you would like to listen to these talks, this link is to a recording of the whole morning’s sessions Graham Tomlin’s 40-minute talk on ‘What is the church for?’ begins at 1 hour 10 minutes and Bishop Sophie’s 45-minute talk on ‘Why are we called to be lights for Christ?’ begins at 2 hours 5 minutes.

Looking ahead, we shall have our annual service of Commemoration of the Faithful Departed on Sunday 7th November at 3.30 pm at St. John’s. Nearer the time, we shall have lists available for you to add names of those you would like to be remembered. Blessed are those who mourn, said Jesus in Matthew’s gospel. Let us hold in our prayers all in our parish who are bereaved at this time.

Morning prayer has restarted on Zoom and will continue at 9.30 am on Mondays and Thursdays. It is also held at St. John’s at 9am on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Our churches are open for private prayer as follows:

Holy Trinity Church - Monday to Saturday 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

St John's Church - Monday to Thursday 10.30 am - 11.30 am

Sunday Worship

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Parish Communion at St John's

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26 September

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Community of the Cross of Nails (CCN) Sunday service, led by the CCN USA board of partners. This short service lasts for 22 minutes. Click here or on the above image to view the service.

3 October - Harvest Festival Communion

10 October - Parish Communion

Morning Prayer


Morning Prayer via Zoom will be said on Mondays and Thursdays at 9.30am. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9.00am Mike Morton-Thorpe will lead Morning Prayer at St. John’s, (not Zoomed). 


All the service booklets are below.

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Messages from the Vicarage

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The Grace foodbank thanks everyone for their amazing support.


They regularly use:

  • Tinned food (tinned meat, fish, vegetables, soups and puddings)

  • Pasta

  • Jars of pasta sauce

  • Instant mashed potato

  • Rice

  • Breakfast cereal 

  • UHT milk

  • Tea

  • Coffee

  • Sugar

  • Biscuits

  • Snacks.

Please leave gifts for the Foodbank in the the boxes at the back of our two churches, St John's Abbeydale and Holy Trinity Millhouses.  Any contributions will be delivered to the Foodbank every Thursday.

Alternatively you can help with this vital work by making cash payments to the Grace Foodbank direct. 

Full details can be found on their website: