Choir plays it safe
The choir of Uppingham Parish Church returned to their choir stalls recently, safe in the knowledge that they were Covid free.
Before every Sunday service all the members take a lateral flow test. Only if they prove negative, do they come to St Peter and St Paul’s church to sing.
“Not being able to singing together as a choir has been one of the hardest restrictions of the past sixteen months,” says John Wardle, Director of Music at the church. “Now it’s again possible we wanted to take every precaution to keep ourselves and other members of the congregation safe,” he said.
Deputy churchwarden Richard Cole agrees. “Some of our congregation have been shielding for a long time. Returning to worship in church is very important. We are continuing to do all we can to ensure that everyone coming to church feels safe to do so,” he says. “The choir’s proactive actions gives everyone confidence.”
Trinity 9 - August 1
Rachel Watts leads our short online service.
Trinity 8 - July 25
The Gospel story of the feeding of the 5,000 takes Canon Rachel Watts to the shore of Eye Brook Reservoir.
Trinity 7 - July 18
Debbie Smith-Wilds leads our service this week, which includes the anthem I will magnify thee.
Trinity 6 - July 11
Rachel Watts leads our service, which includes local performer Hattie Bryan singing "Cornerstone".
Trinity 5 - July 4
Debbie leads our service this week. The choir sing Seek ye first the Kingdom of God.
Debbie celebrates first Communion
Newly priested Debbie Smith-Wilds celebrated her first communion for our Patronal Festival of St Peter and St Paul.
Trinity 4 - June 27
We join Rachel and Debbie in the beautiful Ayston Churchyard for this week's service.
The new safeguarding Policy for the benefice have been published, along with a poster that can be downloaded and displayed by groups within the church. See Services and Groups
Call 999 if a child or adult is in immediate danger of significant or serious harm