Church of England Diocese of Leeds St. James, Birstwith

COVID 19 Update

24 Jun 2020, 10:45 p.m.
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We are delighted to say that we re commenced our worship in church from Sunday 2nd August. Our schedule of services are: the first two Sundays of the month are Parish Communion at 09.30, the third Sunday is All Age Worship (AAW) at 11am and the remaining Sundays in the month are also at 11am (Parish Communion). There will be no joint Benefice service for the foreseeable future due to limited numbers we can currently accommodate given 2m social distancing.

Sunday Club is also back! meeting in the hall at the beginning of services (apart from AAW) when the children join the full service.

A risk assessment has been undertaken and is updated regularly as new guidance is received. This is available to see on the internal notice board.

To ensure we all keep safe please be mindful of the following:

If you are in a vulnerable grouping the advice is still to remain home as much as possible, although we very much want to welcome you please do not feel any pressure to attend.

The wearing of a face covering is mandatory, strict social distancing will apply and communion will be offered in one kind only (precautions as described in the risk assessment). If you have any concerns please do ring a churchwarden and we'll be happy to help. (Chris on 01423 771991 and Louise 07733 221611)

To ensure we all keep safe please be mindful of the following:

Please DO NOT enter if you have a recent onset of

• a temperature

• a new cough, sore throat and nasal congestion

• diarrhoea

• suffering from flu-like symptoms

• or you have been identified as a significant contact by the UK Covid NHS Track& Trace system

The church door will remain open for ventilation.

Please use the hand sanitiser upon entry and keep socially distanced between yourself and others AT ALL TIMES.

Please adhere to the designated seating areas.

The entrance for less mobile people is as usual through the Hall.

Wash your hands once home.

If you develop symptoms (as above) within one week of your visit, inform a churchwarden immediately.

That said we are a very welcoming church! A warm welcome awaits....