Church of England Diocese of Oxford Bletchingdon

Church services are now happening

9 Jul 2020, 9:30 a.m.
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When you arrive at church you will find that things are somewhat different from what you are used to. We will ask you to observe the two-metre distancing rule where possible (except if you are part of a couple, family group, or ‘bubble’). We will not be shaking hands or passing the Peace. We will not be serving refreshments. We will not be singing hymns, though we hope to have a musical element in each service. The service will be a little shorter than usual. There will be a simple service sheet but no books. Though it may seem a little strange, there will be many familiar elements, and it will be good to see each other again and to gather for worship and prayer.

At services of Holy Communion strict protocols will be observed. Reception will be in one kind (ie bread only), and there will be no kneeling at the altar rail.

You are encouraged to use a face covering. This is not mandatory but we ask you to do so as a courtesy to others. Similarly, you will be asked to write your name and phone number on a list on arrival so that we can contact you if necessary. This is also voluntary.