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St Mary-the-Virgin Episcopal Church is a Scottish Charity - Charity Number: SC001441
St Mary’s Episcopal Church, Stromness
Registered charity no. SC001441
Welcome to St Mary’s Website!
From Sunday 2nd August 2020, and until further notice, our services will be:
Sundays: Eucharist 11:00
Thursday Meditation: 10:00
For your safety and that of all visitors, we have implemented a CV-19 Plan and some simple steps with which all will now be familiar. Please read the whole of this notice before entering the church.
Masks: please put on before entering the porch. Once seated in the church, you may remove your mask, if you wish.
Hands: on entering the porch, please use the alcohol sanitiser provided.
Seating: this is now very limited and we therefore ask all who wish to attend services to let the Vestry Secretary know in advance on each occasion:
Vestry.StMarysStromness@gmail.com 01856 404872
Contact tracing and declaration: we are asking all attending services to complete a contact tracing and declaration form preferably in advance. The form is available from the Vestry Secretary (details above).
If you have not been able to let us know in advance of your attendance at a service, if there are vacant seats, you can complete the declaration form on the porch desk – before entering the church and hand this to the Steward on duty.
Completion of the form allows us comply with health guidance and to enable notification in case of infection. The form will be retained for a limited period and contact details will only be used in the event that a person who has attended a service contracts CV-19.
Directions: the Steward or Priest on duty will explain the protocols to be followed during the service and how to exit the church.
One way route: please leave the building by the rear door.
Seating: these are set two metres apart; please do not move chairs – even if you are members of the same household.
STROMNESS WRITING GROUP
In line with advice regarding the Covid 19 crisis the Stromness Writing Group will not be meeting for the foreseeable future and until such time the local health authority confirm groups can meet again.
However, the Group is meeting on Zoom so anyone wishing to join them can make contact via their Facebook page.
Canon Tom Miller
We are very grateful to Canon Tom Miller for his ministry over the past four years. Tom has retired and returned to his native New York, though we expect that he will be visiting Orkney before too long!
We are in the process of recruiting Tom’s successor
A BLESSING IN CREATION
Deep peace of the running wave to you
Deep peace of the flowing air to you
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you
Deep peace of the shining stars to you
Deep peace of the gentle night to you
Moon and stars pour their healing light on you
Deep peace of Christ the light of the world to you
Deep peace of Christ to you
Tel: 01856 851537