Church of England Diocese of Peterborough Woodford

Churches in Nene Crossings Benefice begin phased reopening to Public Worship

2 Jul 2020, 12:30 a.m.
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<span style="font-size: 1rem;">In </span>the<span style="font-size: 1rem;"> light of the revision of Government Regulations and following our survey of hopes and </span>expectations<span style="font-size: 1rem;"> amongst our Church Members we are delighted to announce a phased or stepped approach to reopening our Churches in a post lock-down </span>environment<span style="font-size: 1rem;">.</span>

Step 1: July we will open Irthlingborough Church for a weekly service at 10:30am each Sunday. All are invited to join us in the church. Webcasting of the service will continue. Social distancing rules will apply including hymns via youtube and communion in one kind.

Step 2 August We keep what we have been doing in Irthlingborough. During the month Woodford Great Addington and Little Addington will open for a single monthly service, each church opening on a different Sunday.

Step 3 September All four churches will be open for weekly services ... exact format TBC. Irthlingborough will have two services on a Sunday 8am and 10:30am.

AT the end of each month/stage we will review the situation, if collectively we feel ready for the next step we will take it, if not we will hold back a little and review again later

We will keep webcasting of services for those unable to attend the church building and midweek services will be from the clergy homes and via zoom will continue, at least until end of September, when we will review the situation

All the services will be as the social distancing regulations advise, as and when the regulations are revised we will review our practices concerning hymns, services books and hospitality and act accordingly.