Rivington Parish Church
Our Mission is to be a Caring Christ-centred Church loving and serving the people of Rivington and the surrounding community.
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”
Rivington PCC met on Monday 19th July and discussed the latest changes in Covid regulations. The following decisions were agreed upon:We will no longer be asking people to book in for services although we will still be asking for people to give their contact details to assist with Track and Trace should it be needed. We are asking people to continue to wear face coverings in church and will continue to ask people to use hand sanitizer on entering the building. While there is now no legal limit on numbers in the building, we will 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 start to sing during services (a maximum of 3 hymns/ songs). People who choose not to sing are encouraged to sit at the back of church. In September we will review whether we resume refreshments after services.
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
Rev’d Nicola Butterworth
Team Curate: Horwich & Rivington United Benefice
and Churchwardens Peter Holden & David Hawkins