Church of England Diocese of Sheffield Denaby Main

Baptism

22 Jul 2020, 8 a.m.
Church_news Notices

Baptism in church

We are now in a position to share what is allowed for a baptism/christening in church at All Saints Denaby Main.

We are strictly following the Church of England advice as a result of the virus and after completing a risk assessment for the building.

We can allow in 18 people including children. The parents and child/children will be counted as one. Only one baptism will occur on a Sunday to reduce the risk of any infection spreading. We realise these are very low numbers but we must follow the guidelines.

We need time to wipe down the pews after the morning service. There is a hand sanitiser at the main door. People must only sit where allocated and where it is clean.

The priest cannot hold the baby. A parent or godparent must do that.

The service would take place at noon. You as the people arranging the service will be asked to have the contact details of all those attending in case, at the worst, if someone was found to have the virus, we could contact them. No one with any symptoms should attend. If those attending wish to wear masks they can. At the time of writing this it is not compulsory but a 2 metre distancing remains in place.

To book a baptism contact Dawn Lawrence on 07510711290