St Paul’s & St Mary’s Churches Sunday Worship
I am absolutely delighted to be able to welcome you all home this Sunday to worship at your parish church of St Paul’s, and then at St Mary’s the following Sunday. However, things will be a little different as there are many procedures in place that we all need to follow to make the building Covid-19 secure and to keep everyone as safe as possible. I will of course, be fully explaining these safety measures at the start of each service.
Could I ask you not to attend please, if you have any symptoms of Covid-19. And you will need to wear a face covering while you are in the church.
Your safety is my first priority so I do hope these notes will help you to feel safe, confident and secure at St Paul’s. Hand sanitiser will be available at the entrance to the church. Please do use this when you arrive. It is important to maintain 2 metres social distancing and there are signs to help with this. You will be guided to a pew and asked to provide your contact details for Track & Trace. Sadly, we are not allowed to sing at this point to mitigate any further risks so you will be asked not to make any responses too loudly!
The Holy Eucharist will be administered in one kind only and specific instructions will be announced at the start of the service. Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer any refreshments after the service and the duty stewards will direct you to the exit to avoid any huddles.
Yes, things are going to feel different to what we were used to but it will be so good to be back together as a church family and worshipping the Lord our God as the body of Christ in church. I so look forward to seeing as many as you who can make it on Sunday and if you are fearful or shielding, then I look forward to welcome you home when the time is right for you.
With many blessings,