The Minster Church of St Denys will open for public worship every Sunday at 9.30am. The service will be livestreamed through the Worship in Warminster FaceBook page for those who are unable to attend.
FROM THE RECTOR - An update on where we stand on – September 10th,2020
Here is an update on worship and access to the churches in our benefice. It is of course subject to changes in legislation and any further guidance issued by the House of Bishops. I strongly suspect that restrictions will continue well into Christmas and more than likely beyond.
Church open for private prayer and quiet reflection
The Minster continues to open on Wednesdays only from 10 am to 4 pm, access restricted to the Lady Chapel. Toilets remained closed and we continue to ask people to social distance and wash their hands.
St Aldhelm, St John and St Mary remain closed.
Morning prayer and compline livestream resumes on September 14th
We will resume morning and evening worship on the “Worship in Warminster“ Facebook account as of Monday September 14th.
Morning prayer will be at 9 am as before but only from Monday to Thursday morning.
Compline will only be once a week, at 9 pm, on Wednesday.
If you would like to say Compline or Morning Prayer on your own or perhaps even a simple form of daily prayer, then contact one of the clergy (Mags, Sue or me) and we can help you and guide you in doing that.
Communal Public Worship
All the churches have resumed worship. We continue with no hymn singing and with worship according to guidelines proposed by the House of Bishops. This includes the wearing of masks.
Six-person rule- Recently the government has passed legislation that limits all social gatherings to six people (effective as of Monday September 14th). What this means for gathering for worship, is that you should not come to church in a group larger than six people. For instance, last week we had a family of 4 (a couple with two children) come to church and this would be within what is permissible with the new legislation. At the present time, it’s unlikely that this legislation with have any impact on our churches in the benefice.
The Minster continues to hold a said Eucharist (Common Worship) at 9.30 am, that is also livestreamed on Facebook and later uploaded to YouTube.
The Sunday 8 am BCP Holy Communion has resumed in the Lady Chapel but please note that access to and exit from this service is through the door to the Lady Chapel. The entrance is at the South East end of the church (going towards Dorothy Lane).
There are no plans at this moment to restart weekday worship in church or the Chapel of St Lawrence.
Bishopstrow (St Aldhelm) and Boreham (St John) has resumed its normal times for services and is now holding weekly services. St John is holding a said Eucharist (Common Worship) each Sunday at 9.30 am as before. St Aldhelm is now holding Morning Prayer (BCP) at 9.30 am each Sunday except for the last Sunday when it’s a 6 pm Evening Prayer as before. The 9.30 service will revert to a Eucharist (Common Worship) on October 11th. This pattern will then continue for the foreseeable future.
The normal pattern of worship for Upton Scudamore has not resumed. At the moment there is a service every second week. Scheduled services to the end of October is a follows:
September 20th at 11.15 am Holy Communion (BCP)
October 4th at 11.15 am Harvest Thanksgiving (type of service to be decided)
October 18th at 11.15 am Holy Communion (BCP)
Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals are permitted in churches, subject to the guidelines of good hygiene and social distancing but with an additional limit of 30 people attending, who are family or very close friends.
If you have any questions about this then please contact me on 01985 213456 or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
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 personal prayer in the Lady Chapel on Wednesdays 10.00am to 4.00pm.
The Church is open for public worship on Sunday at 9.30am. For those unable to attend the service will be live-streamed on the Worship in Warminster FaceBook page and later uploaded to YouTube. This service is no longer available on Zoom.
For the time being, the church will only be open for public worship on Sundays. We will continue to livestream other weekly services on Facebook as we have been doing throughout lockdown.
You can find our Facebook page, Worship in Warminster at: