This week, daily worship on WhatsApp is at 8.30am every day, or you can follow it at your own pace on the website ‘online services’ page, or by looking at WhatsApp later. Please note the earlier time for those joining in live, which is to allow for those getting back into the world of work as lockdown eases.
On Wednesday, contemplative worship is on Zoom at 7pm. Contact Canon Beverley or Gill Watson if you need the access details, and don’t forget that you can dial in and take part in this service using an ordinary landline telephone – just ask Gill, or Hilary Wilson, for details of how to do it.
Next Sunday, worship times change too. Eventually we’ll be able to gently reintroduce worship back into church. It won’t be for a while yet, and depends on that R number going right down. Not all churches will reopen at once, and here in Living Brook we’ll need to combine a single church service with continued provision for those who will be shielded or isolating. As that will mean livestreaming the church service using facebook and/or youtube, we’re going to start moving towards that model now. So next Sunday’s service for Trinity Sunday will be a very simple communion service livestreamed on my facebook page – just search for Beverley Hollins and you’ll find me. The services will be publicly available, but if you want to see anything else I put up, you’ll need to make friends with me on facebook. In due course the services will also appear on youtube, but it’ll take me a bit longer to learn how to use the streaming software and to broadcast on two channels simultaneously.
The Sunday service will go out at 10am.
A paper-based version of the service will still be available through your door, or via the website or noticesheet, so if you can’t look at the livestream, you can still see it, and you might still be able to join in with coffee time.
‘Zoom coffee time’ will be at 11.15am on Sundays so you’ll have time to put the kettle on and get that coffee or tea made before you launch into conversation with friends. Zoom coffee time will begin with everyone together at 11.15 for a few minutes for Canon Beverley to bring everyone up to date with the latest news and notices and to offer a blessing to all, before going into breakout rooms, where you’ll be with half a dozen people and will be able to have a proper chat. The rooms are randomly generated, and you don’t have to do anything other than say yes to going into the breakout room you are allocated. Because the rooms are randomly generated, you’ll get to talk to different people every week.
So how do I join in? On a computer use this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85171620860,
Or if you have downloaded the zoom software, go to the ‘join Meeting’ box and enter Meeting ID: 851 7162 0860
Or on a mobile phone, dial one of these numbers:
+441314601196,,85171620860# United Kingdom
+442030512874,,85171620860# United Kingdom
Or on a landline phone, dial one of these numbers, and then follow the instructions. You’ll need to use your numberpad to put in the meeting ID 851 7162 0860. If asked for other numbers, press the # key:
+44 131 460 1196 United Kingdom
+44 203 051 2874 United Kingdom
+44 203 481 5237 United Kingdom
+44 203 481 5240 United Kingdom
Look out on Canon Beverley’s YouTube channel for Virtual Collective Worship – school assembly from the vicarage. This week, not surprisingly, the theme is Pentecost.