Last updated: 21-07-2021
With effect from Wednesday 21 July, we will be easing COVID restrictions for services as follows:
Mask wearing becomes optional in Church - if you feel more comfortable wearing a mask, then please do so;
If you would prefer to keep a social distance, in your pew, then please pick up one of the "Please leave the seat next to me clear" signs which will be available at the back of church.
No maximum number in Church;
No need to pre-book for services, just turn up on the day;
Cease taking names and contact details for Test & Trace as we are no longer legally required to ask people to check in each visit;
Refreshments may be served after services;
Singing is now permitted amongst congregations as well as our choir/music group;
For the summer we will continue only celebrating communion in one kind (bread) and not sharing a common cup.
Hand sanitiser will still be widely available in Church.
As the family of God we are called to be compassionate and understanding to one another. Please bear with those in love who might feel more or less relaxed about restrictions than yourself. Please do not assume that everyone is comfortable to have a close face-to-face conversation to hug or shake your hand during the peace etc, or to remain behind after the service to chat inside.
Further clarification, as appropriate will be given before each service by the service leader, especially during this transition period. We will review these arrangements as and when it become necessary, guided by the House of Bishops Recovery Group.
The church youtube channel will be used to live-stream one monring service each Sunday.
The Services page has a collection of the most recent videos.
Call or Text our Coordinator on 07958 134868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
As a response to the present situation, we have restarted our team to support anyone in our community who may need some friendly assistance. Should you need help with shopping or collection of medicines do let us know. If you would just like someone to talk with on the phone, discuss a worry or to pray with you, we have people who would love to help.
If you have problems where you need some advice or have struggled to get help elsewhere we will try and signpost you to the right assistance. We will be very happy to do this and look forward to hearing from you.
Please pass this information on to any local contacts.
An online version of the weekly notice sheet is available in place of the physical version.
Delivery of the magazine has resumer. The magazine will remain available in digital form on the Parish Magazine page.
Let us join in praying that God would continue to watch over us and keep us safe, especially during these times of great uncertainty.
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.