Church of England Diocese of Derby St. Stephen, Sinfin

Re-opening St Stephen's for public worship

25 Aug 2020, 9 a.m.

From Sunday 6th September, St Stephen’s will be open once again for public worship at 10.00am on Sunday Mornings.

We will seek to do this in line with current guidelines and as safely as possible.

We will also seek to make our worship available and accessible to as many people as possible.

In opening St Stephen’s Church for public worship, we are taking the following steps.

For all who want to worship God, but don’t think they can attend church ...

We really do understand, and you will still be able to join St Stephen’s in worship

by receiving weekly worship by email

by receiving printed material

We are also looking into the possibility of producing worship on Youtube.

For more details, please contact

Nigel on 01332 766995 or [email protected]

People should not attend IF:

they display any symptoms of Covid-19:

high temperature

new, dry continual cough

changes in your ability to taste

changes in your ability to smell

In these circumstances you must self-isolate for 14 days and contact

NHS Track and Trace website or text or phone 119.

People should also consider not attending IF

you have been screening or if you are considered vulnerable –

e.g. those with health issues and those aged 70 years or over.

However, the final decision rests with the individual.

For all who would like to attend public worship in St Stephen’s church ...

What to do if you would like to attend:


Those attending will include the Minister, a Church Warden and a helper.

Therefore there will be a maximum capacity for an additional 12 PEOPLE ONLY.

To book your place please contact the Parish Administrator

01332 773093 OR [email protected]

by 9.00am Wednesday morning

You will be asked to book your seat by giving the following details for Track

and Trace: Name, Address, Post Code Telephone Number

These details will be kept for 21 days.


Please use the church car park.

Please wear a facial covering.

Please follow hygiene and social distancing guidelines.


Please follow instructions.

Please apply hand gel using the dispenser provided


Please go straight to your seat and kindly remain seated.

Households must be seated together.

Toilet facilities are available.

There will be NO ACCESS to any other part of the building.

Please note there should be no touching or kissing of objects or people.

Kindly note the Minister officiating will be wearing a perspex visor.

Bibles are available.

These will be cleaned and quarantined before use the following week.


The service will last for approximately 45 minutes

Some music may be played but there will be NO SINGING.

Where you are able to join in, please speak using a quiet soft voice.

Should you feel unwell during the service please leave immediately and inform

a Church Warden.

Please note there will be no provision of groups for children.

We encourage people to give money by Standing Order and BACS if possible.

Please contact our Treasurer Ron on 01332 771965 for details.


We are unable to provide refreshments afterwards, therefore all who attend

should leave the premises as soon as possible.

Please use hand gel as you leave and maintain social distancing.

Contact Details:

Revd Nigel Elliott 01332 766995 [email protected]

Parish Administrator 01332 733093 [email protected]

Vince Shore

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