Dear Friends,UPDATE: June 2020 CORONA VIRUS - COVID19
We are delighted that the government has issued permission for public worship in church buildings to be resumed from Saturday 4th July. But this is a government permission to do so, it does not say that we must open from 4th July. Many restrictions will remain in force after 4th July, so that it is not simply a question of throwing open the doors of our churches and picking up where we left off on March 17.
We are advised by Bishop Peter that all churches are unique; the people that form the ‘church’ and in the style of the buildings.
‘Not all our congregations are equally well placed to take the steps necessary to make public worship ‘Covid-safe’ ….. we are very keen to ensure that no congregation feels under pressure to resume public worship until it is confident that it can do so safely’
We will be like many other churches and will not reopen on Sunday 5th July, but promise that we will review the advice from both the government and the diocese, undertake the appropriate risk assessments, to ensure that our return to Sunday worship will be Covid-safe for all.
In the meantime, the church has produced some excellent reflections and services that can be accessed via the church Facebook account.
Please continue to keep safe and continue to pray for all front-line workers and their families.
The Church Wardens
Welcome to Wentworth Church! We hope this site will encourage you to be a real visitor as well as a virtual one.
A church is primarily a group of people who gather together to worship God. The name is naturally transferred to the building used for that purpose; it often being a very fine piece of architecture (as Holy Trinity is) which attracts visitors for that reason too. Wentworth Church is available for all these purposes and others – Sunday worship, private prayer, tourism, and for marriages, to name but four. Please read on to find out more.
The building is normally open daily in daylight hours, there is no charge to enter but donations to support the maintenance and running costs of the church are always welcomed.
Wentworth is a small village with a population of about 1000, but the regular worshipping community (the congregation) is rather larger than might be expected. Quite a lot of people from outside the area come to the church. One reason is that we still use the traditional form of words (the 1662 Prayer Book) for most of our services and some prefer this to more modern prayers. But it is also because the congregation is friendly and welcoming, we have a Sunday School for children and a high standard of music; even the Vicar tries to make what he says interesting!
We are pleased when visitors come in to view the building and its Fitzwilliam connections; do put your names in the visitors book. We welcome many couples, not all of them young, for their wedding. Local families bring their babies to be baptised. Above all, though, we exist to make the love of God real, to help people to know Jesus better, and to help them to pray.
Do put your toe in the water and try coming to church (the main service at 10.45 is by far the best). And if you find it means something to you and you want to know more then there are regular discussion groups designed to facilitate learning. Just have a word with the Vicar.