What to expect

Who we are

We are ordinary people living ordinary lives, who share an extraordinary hope for peace, love and restoration of all that is broken in the world and in human lives. We gather in church to worship the God who gives us this hope and to strengthen each other as we seek to make it a reality in our lives.

We are a friendly and sociable bunch, who can't wait to be able to chat, spend time with each other and share tea and coffee again. But there still is a lot of smiling and waving and checking up on each other on the phone. New faces are just as welcome as always and we'll make sure you know how everything works. Under current tier 3 regulations we are not allowed to socialise or mingle after services, but are just as happy as ever to be in touch in other ways if you leave contact details.

What are services like?

Our worship is relatively quiet and meditative. It is an opportunity to leave the business and stress of the everyday behind, become still and listen out for God's guidance. In our regular weekly services, we acknowledge our need for God's grace, pray for and receive God's forgiveness, listen to readings from the Bible and reflections on what those mean for us now, and pray for the needs of the world. In Holy Communion services we share bread (and in non-pandemic times wine) in memorial of Jesus' death and resurrection, as he taught his disciples at his last supper with them. We get sent out into the world with God's blessing. So there is space for listening, space for saying prayers together (don't worry, words are provided), space for quiet reflection, and sometimes listening to music. Most of our services use the Common Worship liturgies, and if you are curious about the details, you can check them out here.

The nuts & bolts (Covid-edition)

Where and when?

As of January 2021, we meet in St Michael's Church in Helston at 9.30am on Thursdays and 8.00am and 9.30am on Sundays. Public worship in Wendron will resume once our volunteers feel safe to return from shielding. Other services for special occassions are advertised on our calendar and events pages.
For directions, have a look here.

Do I need to pre-register?

Luckily, at the moment, even with social distancing measures in place, there is normally enough space for everybody at our regular Thursday and Sunday services. We might be a bit busier on special occassions, in which case we'll post sign-up information on the calendar or events pages for these special services. While social distancing measures are in place, we appreciate a heads-up if you are coming with a big bubble or household group (call Canon David on 01326 572516 or email millerourrectory@googlemail.com), but we understand that sometimes life gets in the way of planning ahead. Don't let that deter you.
Please note that there are government restrictions on numbers for weddings and funerals at the moment, so these services are currently only open to guests invited by the relevant family.

What to bring/what to wear

Just like in many other indoor places, there is a legal requirement for people over the age of ten (unless medically exempt) to wear face coverings inside the building. There is no such thing as a dress code, people mostly wear whatever they normally wear when out and about. It is useful to keep in mind that our churches are listed building, and as such are wonderfully atmospheric but not terribly easy to heat, especially when we have to keep windows or doors open as Covid precaution. So during the winter months, an extra layer might come in handy.
Anything you need to follow the service will be provided on pre-sanitised laminated sheet or pre-quarantined booklets.

Any other questions

Please don't hesitate to get in touch. There's a range of contact details of people who are more than happy to give further info here.

 

Most of all, we are looking forward to meeting you.