Posts Tagged ‘Church services’

Taking responsibility for health is not at odds with worship

Monday, November 1st, 2021
vaccine mandates and church

A great deal has been heard of late about the use of vaccine mandates to control who can and cannot work in various organisations, from hospitals to schools, and who will or will not be allowed to attend concerts and sporting fixtures. In the midst of what can be a confusing scene, the leaders of Read more

Mass can be celebrated again but with conditions

Monday, May 25th, 2020
100 may gather

On Monday the prime minister Jacinda Ardern announced that beginning Friday up to 100 may gather in places of worship. Following the prime minister’s announcement  Mass –  restricted to 100 people –  is able to resume from this Friday at noon. On Monday night Steve Lowe, Bishop of Hamilton and New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ Conference Read more

Seven trends in service worship times

Friday, May 29th, 2015

If your church has one service at 11:00 am on Sunday mornings, it is likely in the minority. In a recent reader survey we conducted with 1,649 responses, slightly over half of the congregations had only one worship service on Sunday morning, and the times of that single service varied. The “sacred hour” of 11:00 Read more

Bishop calls for shorter church services

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Shorter church services on Sunday are an important consideration if churches are going to attract prospective non-regular church-goers according to Church of England Bishop of Lichfield, Johnathan Gledhill. “Clergy should aim to keep the time of worship to no more than 50 minutes,” Gledhill said, opining that worship has become “too complicated, leaving people who are Read more