Information about worship from July 26th
The service will be shorter than usual (guidance is 30 – 45 minutes). Unfortunately congregational singing is not allowed, and we are asked to make responses quietly. There will be no books in the pews (although you may bring your own) but material will be projected onto the screen and there will be some music.
We would ask you to read carefully the following instructions and information which will apply unless there is a change in government guidance:
On arrival (ideally between 10:15 and 10:30) please enter by either door, aiming to keep 2 metres from the people in front of you.
The church will be well-ventilated with doors open, so if you feel the cold, please come prepared.
please sanitise your hands. If you don’t
have any sanitiser with you, there will be some available.
In the light of the new regulations concerning the wearing of face coverings, we are requiring all who can to wear a face covering whilst inside the church building. A face covering is something which safely covers the nose and mouth and can be reusable or single-use face coverings. A scarf, bandana, or hand-made cloth covering can also be used but these must securely fit round the side of the face. This requirement does not apply to children under 11 and anyone whose health might be adversely affected by covering their face.
Your presence will be recorded for Track and Trace purposes only. If you do not consent to this, please make it known as you enter. The lists will be destroyed after three weeks.
To allow for appropriate physical distancing, every third pew will be in use and seating positions will be marked (allowing for individuals, couples and households/bubbles). It is therefore unlikely that you will be able to sit in your ‘usual’ seat!
A steward will be present to offer socially distanced help in finding a seat as you arrive. Please note that, once seated, further movement will be limited.
We are unable to have our usual time of fellowship at the back of the church so please do not remain in the church to chat.
Leave the building as soon as possible, observing social distancing and, once outside, please do observe the government guidelines for meeting people.
There will be no crèche area or Junior Church during July and August (as usual). Children are very welcome to attend worship and stay with their family group in the pew throughout the service.
Offerings may be placed in the box near your point of entry/exit. To avoid unnecessary movement this will not be presented during the service.
A toilet will be available.
The above arrangements may change depending on current advice and issues.
The following devotional resources are available, if you are still unable to join us for worship in our church during the Covid-19 crisis.
Here are some useful downloadable ecumenical prayer resources…