Worship in Church - 5 July 2020
A message from Father Matthew:
The church has now been prepared for worship - we have allocated 13 pews and chairs all 2 metres apart. 1 person or bubble or household can be accommodated per pew.
Please indicate on this doodle poll which services you would like to attend – the “tickets” will then be allocated as fairly as possible. (Nil returns are NOT required!) You will then be emailed about your allocation. Doodle Ticket Request
Please wear some form of mask or scarf when you come to church. There will be antibac gel and wipes provided for you to use when you arrive.
Disposable orders of service will be provided – the service sheets for Sunday 5 July can be found at: Parish Eucharist
Communion will be celebrated – I will thoroughly wash my hands before the consecration and before the distribution and communion will be in one kind only.
There will be no tea/coffee, and the toilet will be locked.
There will be no hymns – it will be a said service and will probably last 35-45 mins.
If you are shielding or over 70 please bear in mind the advice from the church of England:
Certain groups of people may be at increased risk of severe disease from COVID-19, including people who are aged 70 or older, regardless of medical conditions.
Individuals who fall within this group are advised to stay at home as much as possible and, if they do go out, to take particular care to minimise contact with others
outside of their household. You may want to consider whether, based on your local circumstance, you have set times when churches are open solely for those
particularly vulnerable to COVID-19, such as those over 70 or clinically vulnerable.
Those who are considered to be extremely clinically vulnerable to COVID-19 will have been advised to shield and are currently advised not to meet more than
one person from outside of their own household, and therefore not currently advised to attend places of worship. From Monday 6 July, those shielding individuals
may choose to gather in groups of up to 6 people outdoors and form a support bubble with another household, they will therefore still be advised not to attend
places of worship indoors.
Please continue to pray that we will get back to “normal” asap!
With best wishes and prayers