Church of England Diocese of Bath & Wells Brean

Reopening for Public Worship

12 Aug 2020, 6:36 p.m.
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We have been working hard for some time now to get plans in place ready to reopen St Bridget’s and to resume public worship now that we are able to. Thanks to a wonderful little team who have been working with me in this, and to the PCC for their full support of the plans, I can now let you know what will be happening with effect from Sunday 6th September.

The first thing is to say that at the moment, provision will not resemble what we had been used to before we went into lockdown.  It will be an alternating pattern of Holy Communion and Morning Praise starting at 9:00am, and the website calendar will be updated to show what is happening each Sunday. In order to comply with social distancing guidelines, a limited number of people can safely be seated in the church building, in addition to those who are taking the service. So this means that you will need to contact us to be invited each week so that we can keep track of numbers attending. However, we will be recording the services in St Mary's Berrow and will upload them to the YouTube channel following the service so that you can be a part of the services even if you can’t be there in person.

We will contact you in the week leading up to the Sunday service to ask if you plan to attend. If you can please reply and let us know either way (letting us know who will be attending from your household if there is more than one of you on an email address) that would be really great. Equally, if you get an invitation but do not wish to come to a service, you can ask to be removed from the invitation list and we will leave you in peace and just send you the news as we do now. Or if you read this and are not on our mailing list but would like to have the opportunity to attend worship, please contact us.

A Q&A document is available which I hope you will find helpful and will answer a lot of questions you may have. On our YouTube channel, you will find a video which will show you what to expect if you do attend worship.