Church of England Diocese of Bath & Wells Norton Fitzwarren

All Saints Church Opened on Sunday 23rd August 2020

<div>AS OF 23 AUGUST 2020 ALL SAINTS' CHURCH RE OPENED FOR WORSHIP ON SUNDAYS
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We are very pleased to advise you that all Risk Assessments and practical arrangements were completed and put in place to enable us to safely open our Church from Sunday 23rd August 2020 and normal twice monthly services resumed from 27th September.  We look forward to welcoming you back to church again to enjoy our Christian fellowship.

Social distancing of up to 2 metres is in place within Church which means our capacity is somewhat restricted.  We can comfortably and safely seat up to 30 people at the moment. 

The government and Church of England require you to wear a face covering whilst you are in Church unless you are unable to do so for medical reasons and this must be in place before you enter the Church Porch.

We will ask you to give us your contact details the first time you attend Church after it opens to help support the Test and Trace government scheme which is in place to help keep us all safe. You will be asked to complete and sign a GDPR disclosure form giving your consent for us to collect and retain your personal data for this purpose for 21days, after which your data will be securely destroyed.  There a copy of the GDPR disclosure form .pdf file at the end of this section so that you can download, print and complete the form ready to hand in on your first visit.   On subsequent visits your name will be on an attendance register and your name will be ticked as having attended.  You can now scan our QR Contact Tracing poster on entry to the church if you have the NHS Covid 19 App on your phone.

On arrival at Church we will greet you in the Church porch and ask you to sanitise your hands using the automatic machine in the porch.  We will also ask you if you are well and several Covid related questions regarding symptoms.   You will then enter the main church building where you will be directed to your seat by a member of the Church team.

On your seat you will find a prayer booklet for you to use during the service.  The booklets have been quarantined for at least a week and are therefore Covid free.  There is also a small bottle of hand sanitiser on the pew for your use during the service e.g for Communion.  We do ask that you leave the booklet on your seat at the end of the service. We would also be very grateful if you would take home any single use printed Intercession prayer sheets that you are given and any used tissues and other items etc. as otherwise these would have to be removed by a volunteer cleaner.

On leaving we ask that you be mindful of others who may leave at the same time and maintain a 2 metre social distance. For example we ask that you do not stand and chat with friends close to the church door when you leave to enable others to leave safely.  You are very welcome to stand and chat to others in the graveyard area.  Sadly we are not able to offer refreshments at this time.

You are able to sanitise your hands on leaving either using the small bottle on your pew or the automatic machine in the porch.   retained on each pew for use on the day. 

AND FINALLY .......... There will be a Collection Plate available for your monetary giving as you leave or enter the church. 

We look forward to seeing you soon.


Pam Wreford

Lay Pastoral Assistant

3 October 2020



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Government Guidance

Current Government advice remains the same and is that individuals should follow good hygiene practices if they venture out.

* carrying tissues and using them to catch coughs and sneezes, and binning the tissue;

* wearing face coverings in indoor public places.

* washing hands with soap and water (for at least 20 seconds) or using sanitiser gel to kill germs on entering and leaving home.  

* Keeping a safe distance between you and the person nearest to you - 2 metres is the minimum.

Anyone who has a fever and/or a dry cough and/or loss or reduction in sense of smell or taste should remain at home and self isolate - and seek a Covid 19 test -phone NHS 111 or 119

PLEASE ALSO SEE OUR PAGE "BENEFICE PRAYER RESOURCES" WHICH IS THE START OF A LIBRARY OF PRAYERS AND METHODS OF PRAYER WE CAN ALL USE AT HOME IN THE ABSENCE OF OUR CHURCH SERVICES


COVID-19_Test_and_Trace_Consent_Form_-_All_Saints, PDF

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