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:
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:
1] BOOK YOUR PLACE
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.
2] ON ARRIVAL
Please use the church car park.
Please wear a facial covering.
Please follow hygiene and social distancing guidelines.
3] ON ENTERING
Please follow instructions.
Please apply hand gel using the dispenser provided
4] WHAT TO DO INSIDE
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.
5] THE SERVICE
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.
6] AFTER THE SERVICE
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.
Revd Nigel Elliott 01332 766995 [email protected]
Parish Administrator 01332 733093 [email protected]
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