St Catherine's Church, Horwich
St Catherine's Church welcomes you.
We are part of the Horwich and Rivington Team of Churches.
We are now open again for Public Worship on Sundays and from September 6th the service will be held at 10.30am. Please read notes below.
Each of the PCC’s and Staff team are committed to keeping people safe and enabling individuals to offer prayer. A full risk assessment has been completed. This will be kept under constant review.
Strict social distancing and hygiene measures are in place to ensure that each church is Covid-safe.
Please do not attend if you have any symptoms of Covid-19, and if you begin to experience symptoms during a service, please inform a church warden or other member of staff immediately.
It is now a requirement for those coming to wear face coverings. This is in keeping with the rules for shops, and will help reduce the risk of spreading the virus.
Children are welcome, but unfortunately, we are unable to offer any specific provision for them at the moment. We do ask that they remain seated with their family throughout the service. If you have small children it may be appropriate to bring a quiet toy or book for their personal use.
We will be asking for your name and contact details so that a record of your attendance can be kept. This is solely for the purpose of contact tracing, in the event of someone attending who subsequently tests positive for Covid-19. Your details will be kept for 21 days and then securely disposed of.
We ask for you to use the hand-sanitiser on arrival and to keep social distancing, especially around the entrance and exits.
You will be asked to fill up from the front of the church to the back.
Please leave 3 empty seats on a row between different family groups/bubbles to ensure social distancing.
Attendees should avoid touching surfaces apart from where they are sitting.
The service will be conducted using the video screen to avoid the need to handle service sheets and hymn books.
The current government guidelines prevent us from singing, as singing potentially increases the risk of spreading Covid-19.
If you are tested positive within 7 days of being in the building, please notify us immediately.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)
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.