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Popular dementia friendly church service restarts in Burnham-On-Sea


A popular Burnham-On-Sea dementia-friendly service has returned to St Andrew’s Church.

The church will once again be opening its doors to welcome everybody back to its monthly ‘3rd Thursday’ Dementia Friendly Service.

The popular service, which includes tea and is open to everyone, has been available online since the onset of the pandemic, but is now set to begin again meeting in person in the church.

Held on each 3rd Thursday of the month at 2.30pm, the service includes well-loved hymns and prayers, as well as a short thought for the day, and a tea of sandwiches, cake and drinks.

Reverend Sharon Eldergill says: “The 3rd Thursday team here at St Andrew’s are so excited to be able to welcome people back for our informal Dementia Friendly Service.”

“We have Covid measures in place to keep everyone as safe as possible, so sandwiches and cakes will be all be table service.”

“For safety’s sake, and to help protect vulnerable members of the congregation we ask people to bring a face covering to wear whilst moving around the church or singing, unless medically exempt.  Coverings can be removed when seated and listening or having tea.”

“We have so missed holding this service in person, and are delighted to be able to restart this Thursday, October 21st, at 2.30pm, and on each 3rd Thursday of the month thereafter.”

“All are very welcome to come along for the service and tea, and to meet friends old and new.”



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