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Saturday June 12th


More 11.00am services in St Edwards

New ‘at home’ provision

A special service confirmed for June 27th



Dear Friends,


More 11.00am services in St Edwards

Despite the current lack of clarity over the proposed ending of restrictions on June 21st, we will continue our planned move towards a ‘new normal’.

Whilst there is no Zoom service this week, Sunday 13th, the 11.00am Holy Communion service in St Edwards will be streamed on-line. The sound quality is something we will continue to work on and it is our intention to offer some form of 11.00am service each week that those who have internet access can share with us at home, or wherever they are.

The on-line link for each individual Sunday can now be found under the tab ON-LINE LINKS to Services and Meetings on the Benefice Website. That link will take you to the right place whether we are on Zoom or in church.


New ‘at home’ provision


For those without internet access, we will continue home deliveries. On Zoom Sundays this will be the familiar Sunday Prayers sheet. When we are in church this will be a copy of the new ‘Service Essentials’ sheet which we will be using in church.  This is will also be available one line under the ‘Things to Download’ tab.


A special service confirmed for June 27th

We will now commit to having a 10.00am Benefice Service on June 27th at St Edwards as advertised. If it can’t be the Service of Reflection and Thanksgiving we still hope for, it will all least be a chance to gather together and, if the weather is kind, we can be outside and sing!


The next update will be in the week leading up to Sunday June 27th.


With my best wishes and prayers,





Get connected to St Edward’s


We have been experimenting with live-streaming some of the Stow services to Youtube. The Stow, Condicote and The Swells benefice now has a public Youtube channel at


It only has two videos at the moment, but more will appear.


Please help us today by clicking on the link above and subscribing to the channel. Please also invite your family and friends to to so too. We need a fan base to develop the service!


As well as this public access, we now have experimental live-streaming of Stow services. This is only available to those who have the link, which for the time being will change from week to week.


The link for this Sunday’s service on 13th June is


If you can’t be there in person, please ‘tune in’ via the link – and click on ‘Subscribe’ while you are there!


If we can get 100 subscribers, we will have more control of the channel and this should include having one permanent link for all of our streamed services.


Other News:


Summer Confirmation

Looking ahead to the Summer, St Edward’s is hosting a Deanery Confirmation Service with Bishop Robert on Sunday 18th July at 3.00pm. If you have never made your baptism vows for yourself as an adult, this is a great opportunity to do so. Please let me know if you are interested.


With so much still happening on-line we have made our website easier to navigate:


There are three places that you will find most helpful.


1    The latest news will be at ‘Latest Update’


2    All links to services and meetings are now listed in one place under ‘ON -LINE LINKS to Services and Meetings’.  There will be a link for each Sunday which will take you to the Zoom service or to the live-stream from Church.


3    Everything you might wish to download can now be found under ‘Things to Download’. This is where you will find the relevant Sunday Service material and the Thursday ‘Listening to God’ sheet.


You can also find the latest national information and other resources under the Covid-19 tab on the website and use these any time.

Click here for the latest national information