We are now in the third week of the third national lockdown brought about by the Covid pandemic. Unlike the first and second lockdown the government has permitted places of worship to remain open for public worship. Whether the church or other building remains open is to be decided by the local worshipping community.
At St Saviour's we have thought and prayed about the matter and have decided that the church should remain open for public worship on Thursdays and Sundays. The seating arrangements ensure social distancing and there are hand sanitizing stations and bottles outside and inside the church. We have to wear face masks during our time in church. In keeping with the advice given by the Church of England there is no singing of hymns and holy communion is received in one kind only. We are encouraged not to 'mingle' and leave the church soon after the end of the service.</span>
These arrangements have served us well before the current lockdown and continue to do so during the present lockdown. The arrangements promote our own and others safety.
The decision to come and worship is a personal one and circumstances differ from person to person.
On behalf of St Saviour's if you decide to join us you will be most welcome.</span>