Our response to the COVID-19 situation

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While the nation takes measures to combat the spread of Covid-19, we recognise that God is still God and we are still church, whether we’re able to gather together or not.

 

Our latest COVID-19 safety measures:

    • There is no need to pre-book to attend services
   • Please continue to sign-in at services using the sign-in sheets or QR code
   • Use of hand sanitiser is also recommended
   • Masks are to be worn on entry and exit
   • Masks are no longer obligatory when seated but if there is communal 
singing, you are strongly encouraged to wear your mask (this at least means we can sing again in church – hoorah!)
   • If the church is particularly full, then the presiding minister may request that some of the day’s hymns are said, rather than sung
   • Alternate pews to be used where possible
   • There will be a designated area in each church for clinically vulnerable people, where social distancing and mask wearing will be observed
   • Each church will also have place markers that you can use to keep extra distance between you and the person next to you, if you would prefer that
   • Communion will remain in one kind for the time being and be administered in pews
   • The sign of the peace will continue to be socially distanced
   • Refreshments will not be available just at the moment
These changes apply to Sunday services as well as funerals, weddings etc

Outside of our Sunday services, churches will begin to start to open for private prayer during the week. Please see local notice boards for details.

 

 

Some helpful links:

 

Resources to help you worship at home.

Weddings & Baptisms

  • Guidance on weddings and baptisms during the current period of restrictions on public gatherings to combat coronavirus has been updated by the Church of England. Click here for more information

Funerals

  • There will still be funerals, but the rules on gatherings and social distancing need to be applied here as everywhere. Due regard must also given to protecting the elderly and vulnerable groups. Click here for more information