For the last four Sundays things have been rather different for those who normally attend one of our churches. In line with the Archbishop’s recommendations and government guidelines, we’ve had to lock our beautiful churches and also temporarily stop work on the rebuild at St. Peter’s. The church though, is not just a building; it’s a group of people and each Sunday we’ve been meeting virtually at 10am – praying together using a “worship at home” booklet and I’ve even managed to preach from my kitchen table thanks to the wonders of a simple mobile phone. If you would like to join in all our online worship resources can be found at
which is being updated regularly
or if you know someone who would like a paper copy please do let me know on 773075 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m praying for all our villages as always and if there is anyone or anything you would like me to pray for in these unsettling times please do get in touch. I feel hugely blessed to be living in such a beautiful place surrounded by so many supportive and caring people during this strange time. We have a huge list of volunteers ready and willing to help anyone who needs practical or emotional support or maybe just someone to chat to, so please do get in touch if we can help you in any way.
With love and prayers
Revd Clare Welham
Priest in Charge (part time)
Bishop’s Sutton, Ropley and West Tisted