The Holtwood Minister and Stewards’ Team met last night and, because of continuing Coronavirus restrictions, reluctantly decided to cancel our ‘Carols around the Tree’ evening on 20th December. But the good news is that instead at 6.00 there will be a pre-recorded traditional carol service streamed from Verwood on Facebook. And that’s not all! A Nativity Service, with the cast drawn from Holtwood and Verwood Methodist Churches, will be streamed at 10.45 that morning. And that’s still not all! The further good news is that (subject to Covid restrictions and technical issues being OK) we’re hoping to hold ‘live’ services, which will also be streamed, from Holtwood (in the church itself) beginning with our Covenant Service on 10th January at 10.45. More details to follow but we’re aiming to use the Methodist Church ‘Extended Communion’ protocol. Watch this space for more details in the coming weeks!
Well, the best-laid plans and all that! On 25th October and 1st November we were delighted to be able to stream ‘live’ services from our Hall – but along came the reintroduction of Covid restrictions and the 2nd national lockdown. So from Sunday 8th November we’ll revert to pre-recorded services which will be streamed on our Facebook page at 10.45 – you can listen to them in real time or at any time afterwards. But we’ll be back live when we can so do keep an eye on this website and on our Facebook page for more details. And, in the meanwhile, stay safe!