Our Churches may have reopened and we may be seeing our fellow parishioners again but with sitting apart in the church, waving the Peace from a distance and no coffee after the service, we may feel more apart from our friends than before.
St John the Divine, Richmond recognised this and continued it’s Sunday after-service ‘coffee mornings’ via Zoom when the Churches reopened. They are looking at replacing these with weekday evening congregational get-togethers on Zoom. There will be about 20-25 minutes for conversation, and the session will then conclude with a short act of worship, the office of Compline (Night Prayer).
St Michael and All Angels, Barnes have resumed their Zoom coffee on Sunday mornings with a speaker each week and a chance for parishioners to catch up.