St John the Evangelist
St John’s Churchwardens’ response to the new Covid-19 Restrictions.
Following Monday evening’s announcement by the Prime Minister, we met and discussed at length the options of totally moving to on-line worship or whether we can manage the safety of our congregation and visitors within the church building and remain open for public worship during this time.
We have considered the measures we have in place, use of the Track and Trace, the One-Way System, Hand Sanitising, wearing Masks in church and socially distancing and our Good to Go Award. We have also consulted with Fr Brendan and Rev. John Andrews as they are supporting the parish whilst in vacancy.
We are pleased to announce that St John’s will remain open for public worship as long as the Government guidance for the safe use of places of worship is followed, in that those attending a place of worship must not mingle with anyone outside their household or support bubble and stay local.
We will continue to review St John’s remaining open for public worship on a weekly basis. Some may feel that it is currently better not to attend St John’s in person, and for those we will continue with our daily live streamed and recorded services available to view via the Facebook, Whats app and Youtube.
As the Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally, Chair of the Church of England’s Covid Recovery Group has said:
‘At a time like this, the Church is here to offer comfort and spiritual support to everyone. We have a duty to care for each other, but particularly those who are vulnerable or who may be most at risk.'
Please do not hesitate to let us know if you have any concerns about keeping St John’s as safe as possible and any ways we can improve on this by contacting us at [email protected]
Stay Safe and thank you for your continued adherence to the government guidance in these difficult times.
Nicola Coaker & Nick Dixon
St John’s Churchwardens
Our Church is OPEN for all of our services and there is no need to book a place or anything like that. Just come along and we will be very pleased to see you. To see when our services take please, click on the ' Services and Events' tab to the left.
We are painfully aware that many people are not able to attend our services in the Covid affected way of life we find ourselves in at present. As such, all of our services are Livestreamed via our Facebook page which can be found here
Please look us up and send a join request to join us live. Alternatively, all of our services are posted as soon after they occur as possible on our Youtube channel which can be found here
If you are worried about attending a service in person due to Covid, please be assured that we have a robust and dynamic risk assessment procedure in place with track and trace ( including QR codes for the NHS track and trace app ), social distancing measures, sanitising stations, one way systems and PPE equipment available. In recognition of our Covid control measures, we have achieved accreditation under the Government's ' GOOD TO GO' scheme.
OUR SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT
"The parish of St John the Evangelist, Clevedon is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Bath & Wells’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services. Please see our Safeguarding page for further information and details of our Safeguarding officer"
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