Church of England Diocese of Leeds Dacre with Hartwith and Darley with Thornthwaite

Resuming Public Worship

11 Jul 2021, 8 a.m.
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<span style="font-size: 1rem;">We are resuming Public Worship carefully in accordance with Government and Church of England Guidance about social distancing and hygiene. Though legal restrictions have been relaxed we will still endeavour to</span>

- keep 2 metres from others not of our household or ‘social bubble’ – esp. when arriving and leaving
- use the hand gel provided (or your own) on entering and leaving
- be aware, in the short term, we will still keep a register of attenders for ‘track & trace’ purposes. You may be asked for contact details
- face-coverings are no longer mandatory by law, but, as in shops and other public buildings, folk are encouraged to wear them. People can still attend without a face-covering, but please be respectful of people's differing comfort with this situation.
- Do not attend if you have Covid 19 like symptoms, or if you develop these within 7 days please let us know as soon as possible.
- The service will still be shorter than it was pre-pandemic. Congregational singing is now permitted, but we will stick to two hymns for the time being, and vocal responses will be reduced to a very few.
- When receiving communion or a blessing, queue, keeping 2m distance, and receive standing, one at a time, then make your way back to your seat, keeping 2m distance from others as much as possible.
- Refreshments and socializing after the service are encouraged to take place outside.
- We won’t pass a plate but there will be a ‘retiring collection’ i.e. the plate will be left at the back to place your collection on when you enter or leave.