Just a very brief newsletter for this week. You can blame the football and Wimbledon!
We are still awaiting detailed guidance from the national Church following the Government's announcement at the beginning of the last week. So speculation at this stage is pointless as to how it we are affected. However, what we hope will change will be that we can get back to singing the hymns, led by our excellent choir. Music is at the centre of Christian worship and we know that many of you have found it both difficult not to sing and also struggled with the apparent inconsistency allows singing in large crowds yet not in Church.
We hope also that that there will be some change in the numbers of those who can attend funerals, weddings and baptisms. At present we are allowed to have as many as the Church building can accommodate for funerals and weddings, yet only have 30 for baptisms. It is hard to understand why there are seen to be different levels of risk.
So far as to numbers attending at normal Sunday worship, we have, in the light of experience, increased the number of reserved seats available to 50. This has been done by using more pews and providing more chairs . Those attending will still have to wear masks unless we are advised otherwise.
This Sunday's service is attached.
With God's blessing,