The Minster Church of St Denys is currently closed for public worship. The Sunday Eucharist will be livestreamed through the Worship in Warminster FaceBook page at 10am
Churches can open for private prayer and quiet reflection
From the Rector – changes due to the Lockdown, November 12th, 2020
This is a short update on last week’s message. Communal worship remains not permitted.
Churches opened for private prayer:
I should have mentioned that the church of St Denys will now be opened twice a week. It will be open Wednesdays, as before, from 10 am to 4 pm and Sundays from around 11 am (after the live-streamed morning Eucharist) to 4 pm.
Also, the Feofees, who are responsible for the Chapel of St Lawrence, are opening the chapel for private prayer. It is open on Mondays and Thursday, from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm.
Livestreaming Sunday Eucharist
As I said last week, we will continue to livestream the Sunday Eucharist at 10 am. For technical reasons we have decided to use Facebook only, the Worship in Warminster account.
The last time around we were only permitted a single celebrant and a technical person to operate the camera and sound. Now we can include anyone “essential” to doing the service and this includes a choir and other people and ministers, so long as everyone is properly socially distance and masks are worn. This is what we are doing this time around.
We continue to livestream Morning Prayer at 9 am from Monday to Thursday on Worship in Warminster. During the lockdown we’ve stopped the compline service and we’ve introduced a short service of prayer for the nation at 6 pm each Wednesday ( it lasts less than 10 minutes long). This service is by zoom invitation and we encourage you to join in. Please contact the office at the Minster or the Revd. Sue Hart for more details and for an invitation, if you’ve not already received one yet. I should add that we are being encouraged by both the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to pray each day at 6 pm for the life of the nation in the midst of the lockdown and pandemic. They’ve provided resources for us to use which hopefully you’ve received the links for. If not, please do contact the office or the Revd. Sue Hart. Again this need not be too onerous time wise; a short prayer and a brief time of silence would be great.
If you have any questions, please do hesitate to contact me by phone, 01985 213456 and email at email@example.com.
I and others in the benefice continue to pray for you and for our community, our nation and the world and urge you to do the same.
Yours in Christ
Welcome to the parish church of St Denys the Minster Warminster.
We are a worshipping community in the Church of England and the world wide Anglian communityin the Diocese of Salisbury. We are a place of prayer where many have prayed and worshipped over the centuries, celebrating their joys and mourning their losses.
We invite you to browse through our website and all other related websites. Do feel free to contact us.
We invite you to visit us anytime and to take part in the various activities that take place in the church, to join us in our worship or just to enjoy the peace and solitude of this beautiful and holy building.
Minster Church is open for private prayer in the Lady Chapel:
Wednesdays 10.00am to 4.00pm.
Sundays after the Sunday Service until 4.00pm
The Chapel of St Lawrence which is under the management of the Feofees is also now open for private prayer. It’s open on Mondays and Thursdays from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm.
The Church is currently closed for public worship. The Eucharist on Sunday will be live-streamed on the Worship in Warminster FaceBook page at 10.00am and later uploaded to YouTube.
We will continue to livestream other weekly services on Facebook as we have been doing throughout lockdown.
Morning Paryer - Monday to Thursday at 9.00am
Compline - Wednesday evenings at 9.00pm
You can find our Facebook page, Worship in Warminster at: