St John the Baptist
Welcome to the Christian Community serving the Parishes of Abbas & Templecombe, Henstridge and Horsington.
Come and join our Services held every Sunday at 10.30.
In response to the movement to level four of the Government’s roadmap out of the Covid Pandemic restrictions, we have opted to open cautiously. We base this largely on the value of our love for our neighbour. Not everyone has been or is able to be vaccinated and so therefore needs our consideration and protection. Our churches need to be safe spaces for everyone. We also want our NHS to be able to focus on treating the many who live in pain and discomfort from delayed treatment due to Covid treatments limiting capacity. We do not want to lose the skills we have learned in putting the needs of others before our own.
With this in mind, and based on our risk assessments, this will mean that:
Social distancing will be a personal choice but is encouraged. Special provision will be made for attendees needing to maintain social distancing.
Hand sanitising/cleansing will continue as before.
Shared resources (e.g., liturgical books) will be quarantined for 48 hours before and after each single use.
Wearing face coverings indoors is optional but recommended when social distancing is compromised, and when moving about the building.
We will continue to encourage attendees to engage with the test and trace system.
Congregational singing will be reinstated, with all doors open to aid ventilation, and being mindful of social distancing.
The peace will continue to be shared using sign language.
Refreshments will be served with caution.
Communion will continue in both kinds by simultaneous administration.
We will continue to encourage electronic giving. Where not possible, a collection plate will be available.
Our buildings will again be open for private prayer as and when we have volunteers to lock, unlock and clean.
We do hope this will aid you in your decision to join us at our services.
And if you would like to support us financially please do so via the 'Give Now' link below
We would love to hear from you, so do leave a message via the website or contact me direct on telephone 01963 363832 or on email [email protected]
Yours in Christ
Rev Kevin Rogers