A Message from Charles

After tomorrow (19th July), the government will ease the majority of restrictions, including those relating to places of worship. I think that the most important thing for us as we go into this next chapter together is to bear in mind that we will each be feeling differently about the prospect of fewer restrictions. There will be those who will be feeling excited, there will be those feeling anxious and everywhere in between. Our greatest priority as Christian sisters and brothers is to care for one another.
The Church of England is yet to update their guidance and recommendations and I would suggest that the best way forward is changing step-by-step rather than bringing overwhelming change all at once. Therefore, during August we will work together to ease what we can step-by-step and listen carefully to how those changes are received. For next week (25th July), I would encourage everyone to continue wearing their face-coverings, although this will not be mandatory, and we will begin working out how we continue journeying together.

'Public Worship at James will resume on Sunday 26th July 10am, here is a short video explaining how things will work. If you have any questions, please contact Rev Charles.'


Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Tuesday, the resumption of public worship is a potential for July. We are now waiting for the House of Bishops to endorse this and to provide guidance to Churches about opening for services.

Charles and the PCCs of Bulkington and Burton Hastings to assess what is safest and in the best interest of the parishes.

Please check the news sheet, website, Facebook (St James) and Twitter (St Botolph) for further updates.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

After the stillness of Holy Saturday... comes the dawn.

It will be so strange not to gather on Easter Day tomorrow, but we can still celebrate the hope of Easter. Join us at 10am for our service of Holy Communion.

Come back to this page to watch the service

If you'd like to share in an Easter Sunrise service, Bishop Christopher will be live on Coventry Cathedral Facebook from 6am.

Follow our week of prayer during Holy Week. Charles and Emma have produced videos for us to be able to share and take part in the daily prayer. Each one will be published online at 7.30pm each day on this page, so come back and visit us on Monday. We will be using the Holy Week Prayers published earlier.

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