Welcome to St Guthlac's Church in Fishtoft.
We are an Anglican Church in the Parish of Fishtoft, in the Deanery of Holland, within the Diocese of Lincoln. We warmly welcome people of all ages and backgrounds who want to discover or serve the living God of the Bible.
To that end we call all people to
Love People, and to
We are very pleased that we are now able to hold church services once again. We are having just one service a week which will be Holy Communion and will alternate between 11.00 am and 6.30 pm – please do come to both if you can. We have been working hard behind the scenes to make the church building safe for worship and there will be special Covid-19 arrangements based on Church of England guidance in place to ensure we can keep you safe too.
We will be opening the doors a little later than normal so please do not arrive too early - not before 10.45 am for the service at 11.00 and 6.15 pm when there is an evening service.
Please wear a face covering.
Please bring your own black Common Worship Sunday service book with you if you have one but there will also be copies available at church to use or borrow for the duration of the pandemic.
Obviously if you have any symptoms of Coronavirus (cough, temperature, loss of taste or smell) please stay at home.
You will be asked to use hand sanitiser when you arrive at church and you will be asked for your contact details for “Track and Trace”.
Seating will be in the nave only and we have put arrangements in place for social distancing with a one-way system and some pews roped off and this will be explained when you are welcomed so please don’t worry.
The toilets will be open but we are asking people to clean after use.
The service will be somewhat different to normal with no singing allowed for example, but it is great that we can now be back together in fellowship and worship.
We also intend to continue with our online services on Facebook and YouTube and midweek Compline on Zoom for those who do not feel ready or are unable to return in person.
Sunday 4th October - 11.00 am
Sunday 11th October - 6.30 pm
Sunday 18th October -11.00 am
Sunday 25th October - 6.30 pm
Sunday 1st November – 11.00 am
SANCTUM: Our church building is once again open for private prayer throughout the week. Please feel welcome to call in. Our usual hours are between 10.00am and dusk Monday to Saturday. (We will be closed on Thursday mornings for a mid-week clean). We hope and pray that it will be a "Sanctum" - a place of peace, prayer and refuge for you and all the community. We have taken lots of steps to make it safe for everyone so please observe the Covid-19 measures we have put in place (notices are on the doors and inside the building). Thank you.
The Sunday service will be available on our YouTube channel and on Facebook from 11.00am on Sunday. Previous services can be found there as well. You do NOT need an account with either of these sites to view the videos.
A prayer for these times:
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.
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At St Guthlac's we are committed to the safeguarding of all. If you have any concerns you can either contact our Safeguarding Officer, Mrs Helen Moore or the Rector, Revd Marc Cooper. For contact details and further information relating to Safeguarding please click on the "Keeping Safe" tab on the left-hand menu.
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