Wednesday 12 August 2020

Our Online Service for Sunday 16th August 2020 & Update on Opening our Churches... Please read.

Hi Folks

I do hope that you are keeping safe and well.
The most recent Online Service 'Walking on Water' is now available to view on Facebook, YouTube or via our website

Our Online Service for Sunday 16th August is "Going To The Dogs."

The Zoom Coffee'n'Chat also continues Sundays at 11am.
Meeting ID: 934 8734 1030
Passcode: 224217

Do ask for the Map and Sponsor form for the Big Church Socially Distanced Sponsored walk on Sat 22nd Aug. You do not have to do the whole route and can choose a much shorter distance to suit you, but do consider taking part to make this a united effort.


Having Consulted with the Worship Leaders, Wardens and Organists, and with approval from the Diocese we can now proceed with reopening our churches for public worship.


The first service will be an Open Air All Age Service/Pet Service at CHS - THIS SUNDAY 16th August at 2.30pm!The second will be the first Sunday in September (6th Sept) at CC also at 2.30pm, and this will be a Welsh Heritage Evening Prayer.


We still have to implement a host of safety measures: keeping 2mtrs Social Distance, a one way system, hand sanitizing, not singing or chanting (plus other measures) which reduces the capacity of every church.Holding the first service outside means a capacity of 30 (so do let me know if you intend to be there please).Internal numbers are around 20 at CHS and 30 at Christ Church.People who live together may sit together, but otherwise we shall be spread out and NOT BE ABLE TO SIT IN OUR USUAL PLACES.


The online service has filled a void and attracted lots more views than just the regular attenders, so it has been well worthwhile.It shall continue because currently there is the seeming likelihood of lockdown being repeated so it will give continuity.Also some may be finding that ‘attending’ church online is now how they want to continue for the time being.


This opportunity to come into our buildings has been helpful to many and will continue midweek and at the weekends when there is not a service planned (as we have to keep the building unused for 72hrs in-between events).This process has also highlighted how few people we have who are not considered to be in the ‘High Risk Group’ and therefore able to act as stewards.Christ Church has been especially grateful to Julia Jones and Sheila Lyons from Ffynnongroyw and Trelawnyd respectively who have helped make this possible.


I have not rushed to offer Holy Communion because the regulations are such that it would be just bread and I would be in a visor and gloves - so it will dehumanise what I see as an act of close fellowship.A few have said that they still want this regardless - what’s your view? 

I would really love to hear from you to let me know if you are ready to come back to church and if so:
Does the time make much real difference or will you support regardless?

Do you want Holy Communion as described, or will you wait?
Does the location make a difference or would you attend at either church?


You will by now I am sure have all the help and support you need, and hopefully others from Church will have been keeping in touch with you, but if you would like to have contact with me, or you are going through a difficult time, do let me know.

DVDs & POP Arounds...

For those NOT ABLE to access the online Services, these have been described in recent editions of Pop Around and reproduced on DVDs to be seen at home.If you are in this situation but have not received these and would like to do so, please let me know.

Keep Safe,
Keep Praying &
Keep Close to Jesus!

God bless you,

Revd David Ash.
Vicar of Prestatyn.
01745 776355

Prestatyn Church in Wales: Christ Church & the Church of the Holy Spirit.
Part of the Bryn a Môr Mission Area, within the Diocese of St Asaph.