Christ Church

Services

You will be very welcome at any of our services
 - although for the time being they cannot be in Christ ChurchChurch Service

Our Services under Lockdown
While Tony is recovering from his knee operation, Virginia Smith is providing a series of homilies, which you should click here to read.  

Despite the Government's Rule of Six we are able to continue to hold services with a congregation, subject to compliance with Covid-19 requirements.

October
Sunday 4 October: 9.15am Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion with Virginia Smith.
Please let Mary Hustings know if you plan to attend - you can email her by clicking here.
Sunday 11 October: 10.00am All Age Harvest Festival with Tony.
Donations for the Dorking Food Bank.
Because of the Covi-19 social distancing requirements, there will be separate Harvest Festivals in each of Christ Church and St James. 
Please let Sally McCance know if you plan to attend - you can email her by clicking here.
Sunday 18 October: 9.15 Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion with Tony Berry. 
Please let Mary Hustings know if you plan to attend - you can email her by clicking here.
Sunday 25 October: 10.00am Holy Communion with Virginia Smith.
Please let Mary Hustings know if you plan to attend - you can email her by clicking here.

November
Sunday 1 November: 10.00am All Souls Day.
Each year at this time, we hold a special service where we can remember and hold before God those we love but see no longer.  Whether you have been recently bereaved or some time ago, this is an opportunity to gather with others and remember, giving thanks and seeking new hope.

We invite you to be part of this act of remembrance s we hold our loved ones in God’s loving presence.  It will be a service of readings, music and prayers and we will light candles in their memory and read aloud their names. Our service will be led by Virginia Smith.
Please let Mary Hustings know if you plan to attend - you can email her by clicking here.

Sunday 8 November  Remembrance Sunday: Hilary Swift will be taking the Coldharbour service – details will be announced when more information is available from Diocese/Government about Remembrance services.

Sunday 15 November: 9.15am Holy Communion
Please let Mary Hustings know if you plan to attend - you can email her by clicking here.
                                                6.00pm Evening Prayer on Zoom (see note below on using Zoom) 

Sunday 22 November: 10.00am Holy Communion 
Please let Mary Hustings know if you plan to attend - you can email her by clicking here.

Sunday 29 November:10.00am Leith Hill Benefice Holy Communion
Please let Mary Hustings know if you plan to attend - you can email her by clicking here.

Joining a Zoom Service
If you would like to join in a Zoom service, please contact Tony for a Zoom invitation.  The invitation to join contains a link (it will look like this https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88098448185), which you must click on to open Zoom shortly before the service is due to commence (10.30am).
 

(If this is your first time using Zoom, the browser will need to install a browser ‘plugi’n.  This is just to make your browser compatible with Zoom.  It may happen automatically, but it's possible that you may have a block on your computer which stops this happening automatically.  If that's the case, the system will ask you confirm that it's OK to do this - click 'Download and run Zoom' . Then, follow your system's instructions for downloading the software (you may need to agree to a few more things, but there is nothing to worry about here). Having done all this, you should automatically be connected to the service, but if it asks you for the meeting ID, it's 880 9844 8185.)

Zoom will ask you if you want to join with computer audio (so that you can be heard) and with computer video (if your device has a camera, so that you can be seen).  You don't need to do either as you will still be able to see and hear everyone else, but it's nice to be seen, and heard!

When participating in a Zoon service it is important that your microphone  is switched off, otherwise any noises you make or are in your background will be transmitted to everyone else.  Your microphone is switched off when you start Zoom; the microphone icon on your screen has a red line through it. If you want to participate in the social chat before or after the service you should switch it on, by just clicking on it.  But be sure you switch it before the service begins.

Also when you start Zoom you will be in 'gallery mode', which shows a number of participants (depending on the size of your screen) per page; to see more you simply scroll to the left, or right. You are best to stay in gallery mode. 

At the end of the service click on 'leave meeting'.

If you are not familiar with this sort of thing there is a very detailed guide to joining a Zoom meeting on YouTube

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