Covid-19 is having a profound effect on all our lives, but as worshipping community we are doing everything we can to try to keep people safe.
Whilst our church is slowly reopening, our primary concern is the physical as well as the spiritual well-being of all of us. We support the government’s message to ‘stay at home.’ It is ok if you feel you cannot attend church in person – do not feel bad about this. all of our services can be watched on line here.
The church is not a building but the people in it, we therefore come together in spirit to worship together. If you do wish to attend church in person, please follow the simple steps summarised below:
- Put on a mask or face covering prior to entering the church.
- Provide contact details for Track and Trace, or scan the QR code.
- Thoroughly sanitise your hands – Sanitiser is available as you enter.
- Welcomer will guide you to your seat, and once seated, you will remain there until you are invited to go up for communion. Seating is allocated on a ‘first come-fist served’ basis.
- Before the service begins, there priest will remind everyone about social distancing, our ‘one-way’ system and how we give the Peace.
- At the end of the service you will be invited to leave via the side door keeping a safe distance from everyone around you (2m in all directions). Please remember that wearing a mask is mainly to protect others, so please keep both your nose and mouth completely covered until you are outside.
- Once everyone has left, the welcomers will sanitise all seating that has been used own preparation for the next service.
All these measures have been brought in to help keep everyone safe. If we all work together we can continue to worship together for the benefit of all.
The Church of England response can be read here.