The Re-opening of St Mary’s Church, Enville
I am pleased to report that St Mary’s Church, Enville held its first church service since the COVID-19 lockdown forced the closure of all churches at the beginning of March 2020.
The Communion Service took place on Sunday 12th July at 11.00am. The service was attended by 25 communicants and was conducted by the Revd Debs Walton. Social distancing and all necessary hygiene and safety precautions were put in place following a detailed risk assessment to ensure a safe opening.
The service and the safety precautions put in place were well received by those attending.
I do understand that the re-opening on the 12th may have come too soon for some members to feel able and comfortable to attend. However, St Mary’s on-line services will continue, but not conflict with, future church services enabling everyone to participate in a service of worship in an environment in which they continue to feel safe.
Although St Mary’s Church will remain closed during the week whilst COVID-19 lockdown restrictions remain in place, the 11.00am Communion Service will continue to take place until further notice. All necessary social distancing and safety precautions will also remain in place. We will continue to follow government and CofE guidance regarding closure of the church in the event of a future outbreak of the COVID-19 virus.
I would like to thank everyone who helped and worked so hard in preparing the church for a successful re-opening on the 12th July. My thanks, also, to St Mary’s PCC for its support and agreeing to the re-opening of St Mary’s Church
Richard Barron, Church Warden