All posts by Sheila Wayman

Livestreamed services

St Paul’s is currently closed to in-church worship, until October 11th at the earliest, under Level 3 restrictions of living with Covid-19. However, a service led by the Rev Gary Dowd will continue to be livestreamed from the church each Sunday at 10.30am. Click here and subscribe to our YouTube channel to view the service.

Church re-opens for worship

An emotional falter in the voice of the Rector as he closed yesterday’s service said it all: it was so good to be back together for worship in the St Paul’s church building after 16 weeks.
 What was already a very special occasion was enhanced by the music provided by three sisters. Eva Richards. Athena Richards, and our organist Caroline Barnes. Eva and Caroline had already become familiar to parishioners through their organ-cello duets, together but apart, at the end of our worship videos during lockdown. It was apt, on our re-opening day, that they were playing together in the church for the first time, joined by Athena on her viola.
  We hope everybody who was able to be in St Paul’s yesterday felt better for being there and that the procedures which have to be observed in accordance with government and central church guidelines did not detract unduly from the experience.
 Unfortunately for those of you at home who were expecting to join us remotely for the first service to be live-streamed from St Paul’s, there was the disappointment of the internet link crashing just as the service was about to start. You might have already had a chance to watch the recording here, but it had a few technical problems of its own, which we hope will be sorted by next week. Onwards and upwards …

Three sisters (from left) Athena and Eva Richards and Caroline Barnes, with the Rector, the Revd Gary Dowd, before the re-opening service

Church to re-open on July 5th

St Paul’s will re-open for in-church worship this Sunday, July 5th, with one service at 10.30am. The service will also be livestreamed for the first time, so you can join in at home – or from wherever you are – provided you have access to the internet. More details to come before Sunday.

Building is closed but church is open

Our Rector, the Revd Gary Dowd, continues to conduct a weekly act of worship that is recorded for parishoners to share in their homes on Sunday mornings. An accompanying service sheet is emailled out, as are twice weekly letters from the Rector during this time of togetherness apart. See the latest recording here. If you would like to be included on the mailing list, please contact us at stpaulsdub@gmail.com