You are invited to come to church where you will be able to sit in the peace of the quiet building as you pray, at the following times:
Sunday between 2 and 4pm and Thursday between 10am and 12noon at St Stephen, Whelley,
Saturday between 10am and 12noon and Tuesday between 2pm and 4pm at St David, Haigh.
Face Masks Must be worn - Please bring a face mask with you
You will also be asked to give us your contact details, as part of the government’s Track and Trace system. These will be retained for 3 weeks and then destroyed.
WE DO NEED TO REMIND YOU THAT IF YOU ARE IN THE VULNERABLE CATEGORY (OVER 70 OR WITH A HEALTH CONDITION) YOU SHOULD CONSIDER VERY CAREFULLY WHETHER IT IS SAFE FOR YOU TO ATTEND CHURCH. THE VIRUS IS STILL CIRCULATING AND WE CANNOT GUARANTEE YOUR SAFETY, EVEN THOUGH WE ARE TAKING ALL THE PRECAUTIONS THAT WE CAN.
Building preparation: The building has been cleaned and sanitised, and laid out with chairs spaced for social distance, with a one-way system in place, including an entry door and an exit door. We are grateful to the small team of helpers who have worked hard to get the building ready and safe. A full risk assessment has been done, and guidelines developed, so that your visit can be as safe as possible.
Further sessions: St Stephen’s will be open again on Thursday morning, 10am till 12 noon, and then at the same times each week, as volunteer availability allows.
These opening times have been spaced 72+ hours apart, so that deep cleaning is not needed between sessions.
Volunteering: For those who are not in the Vulnerable category, please do let us know if you are able to join our team of volunteers.
Our other buildings: We are also now working on Risk Assessments and cleaning and set up plans for St David’s, which we hope may be ready in a couple of weeks. Following that we will begin work on opening St Elizabeth’s and St John’s.
In the meantime our Zoom online worship continues every Sunday at 10am.
Do encourage those who’ve not joined us yet on Zoom to give it a go.
Contact us via the Get In Touch page to find out how to join us on Zoom.
Or catch-up afterwards on our Facebook page @NEHUBWIGAN - Our worship on Zoom will be recorded and will be available soon afterwards
You might also want to join us for Hub Prayer at 7.15pm
Do invite friends and family to join us – all are welcome – whether churchgoers or not.
Do tell anyone you think might want to join us. You’ll also find an event on our Hub FB page, and each of our 4 church FB pages for you to share on your own timeline.
Rev. Frances Shoesmith
North East Hub Leader & Team Vicar, Church Wigan , Diocese of Liverpool