SERVICES AND OPENING TIMES

Here you'll find our latest opening times and when we come together for worship.

Opening Times

With the news of increasing numbers of cases of Covid-19 and the most recent government announcement regarding lockdown measures, the Church Covid Committee has met to review how best we should respond. 

All duties in support of Sunday services are suspended until
further notice. However, the rota for our on-line worship team will
continue.

The Church is currently closed for private prayer.

With immediate effect, the 8am and  9:30am Sunday
services are cancelled. However, if you would like to make your communion there
will be an opportunity to do so at a simple Said Holy Communion service on
a Sunday morning in Church at 9am.  Booking for this is available on-line
and via the link below. Please note that we have limited the capacity to 18
places in response to the crisis.

Introduction

Due to Covid restrictions, you will need to book a place for one of the following options at our Eventbrite booking page that can be found here or by clicking on the Eventbrite button on this page.

Available Options:

09.00 – Individual booking

Book a place at Worship

Visit the Holy Trinity Church page at Eventbrite to book a place for you and / or your family.

The Eventbrite link will take you directly to the list of booking options.

Then click on ‘Select a Date’ and choose the date you wish to book. There will be an option of two dates only at any given time. Therefore you will need to go on-line again to book for future services as they are added. 

Then click on ‘Tickets’ where you will then need to register. Please note, these are all free events.  Once you have registered, an email confirmation will be sent to you. 

Our Parish Risk Assessment can be found here:

2020 08 07 Parish Risk Assessment v.4.1

Frequently Asked Questions

There will be some changes to how we run our weekly Worship and we've put together some frequently asked questions on the new routines.

Upon arrival, you will be asked to confirm your name and contact details. This is in order to support the NHS Track and Trace system

Worshippers are asked to arrive at Church using the Church path from Bosham Lane. You are asked to queue at the South Door, respecting 2 metres social distancing. Once inside the Church, use the hand sanitiser and a sides person will take you to your seats. Routing inside the Church will follow a one-way system clearly marked and seating has been organised to respect of social distancing measures.

If possible, please let us know in advance if you require wheelchair access or pushchair/pram, where your entry will be through the North door.

We regret that in the case of poor weather the need to maintain a social distance whilst queuing means that parishioners waiting outside will not be able to come in for shelter.

Some changes to our services have been made in response to the Government’s guidance and direction for Churches from the Church of England. These changes include:

Communion will be one-kind (wafer only) and should be received in silence.

Prayer books will not be provided, but you will find a pew sheet with the Order of Service on your seat which we ask you to take away with you.

The Peace – there will be no physical contact permitted.

Congregation responses should be spoken quietly.

We strongly advise you when visiting to wear face coverings. Our sides persons are also wearing face coverings. A number of face coverings will be available for those that have forgotten to bring them. Please remember, face coverings are mainly intended to protect other people, not the wearer, from coronavirus (COVID-19) and that they are not a replacement for physical distancing and regular hand washing.

Singing is not permitted, but the organ will be played.

No collections – contactless & QR code available (see pew booklet).

Leaving in a socially distanced manner at the close of the service, using the one-way system to exit via the North door and not congregating on the premises.

Toilets will not be open for general use.

While we welcome families to attend church, there is currently no Junior Church and we are unable to provide children’s toys and books under the current government Covid guidance.

When visiting, please follow the Government’s guidance, which includes:

If you or a member of your household is unwell, stay at home
Practice social distancing (at least 2 metres)
Avoid unnecessary contact
Follow specific Government Guidance for the over 70s/the clinically vulnerable.

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If you are having difficulty accessing the on-line booking system, please contact: Kate Cameron, Parish Administrator, administrator@boshamchurch.org.uk
Tel. 01243 210242
or Canon Martin Lane, vicar@boshamchurch.org.uk Tel. 01243 573228

Worship Online with Us

Under normal circumstances, we celebrate services throughout the week and our popular Sunday Services are the focal point of our worship. Whilst we manage the COVID-19 situation, please see below for our current services.

Whether you’re visiting the area or live locally, we’d love for you to join us for worship. 

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Services and Prayer Groups

Sunday 

0800 – Holy Communion (CW Traditional Language)

0930 – Sung Eucharist  (CW Modern Language)

1945 – ZOOM CHURCH – Join us on-line (login details on pew sheet)

Church Address

Holy Trinity Church
High Street
Bosham
Chichester
West Sussex
England
PO18 8LY

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