Church of England Diocese of Manchester Birch with Fallowfield

Public worship starting again

4 Jul 2020, 2:45 p.m.

We are pleased to announce that we will be open again for public worship with a celebration of the Eucharist on Sunday, 5th July, at our normal time of 10am.

We begin our re-opening cautiously, with a shorter service than normal, using recorded music and with a set of measures to make our service as safe as possible for all who come. A copy of our detailed plan and risk assessment has been published on our website (below this message).

For those who do not wish to join us in person at the moment, we are preparing our usual podcast recording which will be available to download or stream from the website.

There is a copy of the service leaflet on our website and also a second leaflet with guidance (below) as to what you can do to minimise risk for you and for others who attend. Please take a moment to read the guidance before you come. Both leaflets will be available in church, but if you wish you can download them onto a smartphone or ipad and bring them with you.

We have set a maximum number of people we can accommodate with physical distancing of 60. We don’t expect to hit this in these first few weeks, but if we do then we may have to turn people away. We may increase this limit with experience.

I hope and pray that we will find our way through this uncertain time of re-opening together, adjusting at different times but as one worshipping community.

Revd. Richard Young