Government restrictions have been lifted but for the time being, in our churches, we plan to ease ourselves back in gently.
CommunionServices Clergy will wear a mask whilst preparing the elements and distributing the Communion as at present.
Masks Although not obliged to do so, please consider wearing a mask in Church.
Space Please respect other people’s space. Ask before you sit next to someone.
Hand sanitizer is readily available.
Congregational singing Where services have congregational singing, we strongly recommend wearing a mask whilst singing. Please also consider singing more softly than you might usually do, as louder singing increases the risk to other members of the church. The quantity of congregational singing in services may be limited at first.
Register of Attendance in Church We are encouraging people to continue to sign in and check in using the QR code displayed on the posters in church. Venue alerts will be triggered if there are 2 cases at a venue. Alerts will ask individuals to book a test but will not ask individuals to self-isolate. These are not the same as close contact alerts issues by the NHS Covid app.
How are you feeling? We ask you please not to come if you (or anyone in your household) are unwell with Covid symptoms.
Over the last 18 months we have all been keeping our distance and in the case of coming to church many have felt it best to enjoy church from home joining the Zoom church or watching the service online.
As we emerge from the restrictions, we would like to invite people to come back to join us in church. The “Back to Church Season” gives us an opportunity to invite people to come and join us, to “come and see”. There are some seasonal services that lend themselves to this kind of invitation: Harvest, All Souls, Remembrance, Shoe Box Sunday and of course in December the Carol services.
So if you haven’t been before or for a while, why not come along?
Or think of who you would like to invite and ask them: “Would you like to…?” “Would you mind…?” “Why not come…?”
Look out for the invitation cards and the flyers in church.