Reopening our churches

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'Many peoples shall come and say,
‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
    to the house of the God of Jacob;
that he may teach us his ways
    and that we may walk in his paths.’
For out of Zion shall go forth instruction,
    and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem'

Isaiah 2: 3










As you know the pandemic restrictions are easing and we are trying to re-establish a clear pattern of services across our churches. Below is a list of the Holy Communion services we plan to hold for June and we intend to maintain the same pattern over the summer months if the underlying issues remain as they are currently. Pandemic restrictions currently still in force mean a congregation cannot sing inside and masks, social distancing etc. are still required.

Week 1:               June 6th 2021      St Luke Frampton Mansell           11:00am Holy Communion

                                                                St Peter Rodmarton                        11:00am Holy Communion


Week 2:               June 13th 2021    All Saints Kemble                             10:00am Holy Communion

                                                                All Saints Somerford Keynes       11:00am Holy Communion


Week 3:               June 20th 2021    St Matthew Coates                         11:00am Holy Communion

                                                                St Michael’s Poole Keynes           11:00am Holy Communion

Week 4:               June 27th 2021    St Osmund Tarlton                          08:00am Holy Communion

                                                                Benefice Service*                           


Week 5:                                               St Kenelm Sapperton                     11:00am Holy Communion

In addition to the Holy Communion services there will be a number of Morning Prayer or special services some of which will be led by our ministry team and some by local lay leaders. We will post details of these on our website and advertise them locally in our villages as soon as we can.

*We cannot currently hold our normal benefice service on the fourth Sunday of each month and this is replaced by a Morning Prayer service at All Saints Kemble at 10:00am. All services from All Saints Kemble can also be joined online via:

The Sunday Service:

Everyone is welcome and warmly invited and encouraged to join us online for our service from All Saints Kemble at 10:00am every Sunday. You will find a service sheet on our website and of course you can sing as well in your home: and/or in person on the 2nd and 4th Sunday.

We also have some other regular online services:

9:30am ZOOM every Sunday family worship (20minutes so you can also join at 10:00am as well) This is a family activity and is a controlled activity to safeguard our young people so please request a zoom link from and we will complete a simple safeguarding check with you in advance of your first service.

6:00pm – 6:40pm on the FOURTH Sunday each month – 27th June ZOOM informal worship

ZOOM is interactive via your PC so everyone can join in together with these services.

Do check our website for details of other church services and activities.

Because we still have pandemic restrictions in our buildings it is really helpful if you can let your local Church Warden know if you wish to be present in advance as we still have a maximum number we are permitted to have in each building.

Every blessing

Rev Trevor Kemp



If you would like to see the Risk Assessments that each church has undertaken click on the links below

St. Matthew Coates Risk Assessment

St Luke Frampton Mansell Risk Assessment

All Saint's Kemble Risk Assessment

St Michael & All Angels Poole Keynes Risk Assessment

St Peter Rodmarton Risk Assessment

All Saint's Somerford Keynes Risk Assessment

St. Osmund Tarlton Risk Assessment

In addition to these churches we have two buildings looked after by the Churches Conservation Trust and not managed by the Thameshead Benefice:

St Kenelm, Sapperton and All Saints Shorncote

Information on these churches is available from the CCT website 



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