Holy Trinity Parish Church, Horwich
We are a family-friendly church with both traditional and more contemporary services to suit the whole family.
Holy Trinity Church welcomes you. We are part of the Horwich and Rivington Team of Churches.
Bishop Sarah Mullaly, Bishop of London and Chair of the CofE Covid Recovery Group has said this: “Taking personal responsibility means responsibility for our neighbour, not just for ourselves, and taking precautions to protect those more vulnerable than we consider ourselves to be”
Holy Trinity PCC met on 13th September to discuss the latest changes in Covid regulations. The following decisions were agreed upon:
We will still recommend that people wear face coverings in church and will continue to ask people to use hand sanitizer on entering the building. • We will still be maintaining an area at the back of church for those who wish to continue social distancing. • We will continue to administer Communion in one kind only (Communion wafer), nobody is obligated to receive. • We will continue to share the ‘Peace’ in a socially distanced way. • There will be no restrictions on the number of hymns sung during services and once the seating has been rearranged at the front of church the choir will resume singing as well. • We will continue to use the screens, rather than using hymn books, service sheets etc. • We will resume serving some refreshments after services but for the time being we will not be serving food. • We ask that people are still mindful that we will be cleaning between services as well. • K4C and other groups are now able to meet again in church and the parish hall subject to the appropriate risk assessments being completed. Please watch out for the details of these on newsletters and social media. • Lucy’s Room will be available for use during services -but closed at the end of the service.
We hope you feel the decisions we have agreed upon are appropriate and that we have carefully considered them. If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact myself or the wardens.
Blessings and stay safe
Revd Nicola Butterworth
Team Curate: Horwich & Rivington United Benefice
Mid-week Holy Communion<span style="font-size: 1rem;"> on Wednesdays at 9.30am alternates between Holy Trinity Church and St Elizabeth's Church, please see the weekly Team newsletter for details. No booking required but social distancing and wearing of face masks is strongly recommended.</span>
We are committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Manchester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.