Church of England Diocese of Truro North Petherwin

Church reopens for services

9 Jul 2020, 11 a.m.

Dear Friends,

We are delighted to tell you that we will be able to meet again in Church on Sunday at 10am for our shortened service of Morning Praise and we warmly welcome all who feel they can safely attend.

This is our first service under the Covid-19 guidance and for those who have not been in the church since lockdown, you will notice a few changes to keep everyone safe.

We will ask you to sanitise hands before entering and leaving, and show you to your seats because part of the building has been cordoned off to help with cleaning.

Yours sincerely,

Geoffrey, Helen & Ray.

This is in addition to the opening for individual private prayer each day between
10 am and 5 pm.

We hope that this prayer will help you as you sit in quiet and talk with God:

Loving God, bless my family, my friends and all in my heart today.

May they be safe and well and kept close to your peace and love.

Help me to know that you are with me as I show love and care to others.

Amen.

“Guidance for individual prayer within a place of worship

Permitted use

Individual prayer within a place of worship is defined as a person or household entering the venue to pray on their own and not as part of a group, led prayer or communal act. They should be socially distanced from other individuals or households. Collective or communal prayer and regular scheduled services are not permitted at this time as set out in Regulations. This includes a Minister of Religion or lay person leading devotions or prayer of any sort.

Those in charge of running a place of worship should engage and communicate with worshippers and the wider community to explain what activity is permitted and what is still prohibited.”

This is included in the advice given on the Government Coronavirus website and can be read in full via the following link. Simply copy and paste the entire link onto your web browser.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-places-of-worship-during-the-pandemic/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-places-of-worship-during-the-pandemic