Church of England Diocese of Manchester Astley Bridge

Arrangements for our Church Services from 19th July

18 Jul 2020, 1 a.m.


Hello everyone!

This is a message containing the very happy news that St Paul’s Church will be open for worship on Sunday 19th July!

To get to this point has required a considerable amount of work and effort for which Julian, our vicar, Lou and Catherine our church wardens and the PCC should be praised. If you are planning to come to St Paul’s on Sunday we ask that you take a few moments to read this information so you can play your part in keeping our St Paul’s family safe.

You may already be aware of the need for us to ensure your safety when you enter the church building. We are delighted to tell you that, in accordance with government guidance, this has been achieved by completing a thorough risk assessment which has been agreed and actioned to prepare for the return to worship on Sunday.

Inside our church building looks different and this is to ensure your safety. There is a one way system in operation and there are areas marked with green signs, tape and arrows which you must follow and red signs, tape and crosses which are there to indicate you have no access to these areas. There will be staff available to help you as you arrive and to support as you adjust to the safety procedures we have in place – please accept the guidance you are offered as we endeavour to keep you happy and safe.

As is the procedure for public gatherings, you will be required to wear a mask at all times – there are disposable masks available as you enter the Brindle Room or you can wear your own. You must use hand sanitiser as you enter the building and we will also ask you to complete a sheet with your contact details in order to be able to track and trace our church family should the need arise. Please be reassured that this information will be safely stored. You will be asked to complete the sheet once you have been directed to your seat. Once you are safely seated you must remain in your seat at all times in order to do your bit to support the one way system in place and keep yourself and others safe.

Toilet facilities are available, for use in an emergency, and we politely ask for your help to maintain the cleanliness.

Our worship will begin at 10am on Sunday 19th July and we look forward to welcoming you back! The online service will continue to be an opportunity for our St Paul’s family to unite in prayer.

Thank you for your help and continued support.