The churches of St. Luke's Burton and St. Michael and All Angels, Sopley
All services and activities are suspended at the moment due to the Covid 19 outbreak. If you have a wedding or baptism booked please look at the relevant pages. If you would like to be kept in touch please do use the contact page so that you can be added to our email list. Thank you. Church re opening You have probably heard that churches will shortly be able to open for worship again. This we look forward to doing. Guidance as to how we can do this safely has now been published and we are working through this. We do need to be aware that Church will be very different when we do go back. For instance, there will be no singing and no use of books etc. After some discussion with the Wardens and in view of the number of people who are shielding and in a vulnerable category, it seems wise to not rush into reopening. Our priority has to be the safety of us all. There is also going to be a lot or preparation involved. It is hoped to resume some sort of worship from early August. We hope to open for a 9.30 am said Eucharist at Burton on 2nd August, and at Sopley at 11am. The news sheet (see 'News' section of this site gives more details. We will continue with our online worship. St. MIchael & All Angels, Sopley is open for private prayer on Saturdays - 10am -Noon
The two churches of St. Luke's and St.Michael and All Angels are in the beautiful Avon Valley, just north of Christchurch. Burton is in Dorset and Sopley is in Hampshire. We aim to be friendly and welcoming congregations.
At present our Sunday worship is as follows- We are worshipping via YouTube and there is a new service each Sunday at 9.30am and available to view afterwards. We are putting our service videos on our YouTube channel - Benefice of Burton & Sopley and these are available to view after Sunday as well.
Our Easter Sunday service can be found at- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uog0ybKDlBYOur Our Regular Services Our worship is centred around the Eucharist and is open to all. The pattern of services we follow is- 1st Sunday of each month 9.30 Eucharist at Burton 11.00 Matins (Book of Common Prayer) at Sopley 2nd Sunday of each month 9.30 Eucharist at Burton 11.00 Eucharist at Sopley 4pm - 6pm Messy Church at Burton 3rd Sunday of each month 9.30 Eucharist at Burton 11.00 Family Eucharist at Sopley 4th Sunday of each month 9.30 Eucharist at Burton 11.00 Eucharist at Sopley 5th Sundays 9.30 Eucharist at Burton 11.00 Eucharist at Sopley
Wednesdays 9.00 Said Eucharist at Burton, with coffee served afterwards
Other services advertised as necessary. All are welcome to any of our services.
Parish Safeguarding Policy Statement We take safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults very seriously. Here is our policy with details of contacts etc.