Church of England Diocese of Manchester St. George, Stalybridge

Face Coverings Mandatory

8 Aug 2020, 1 p.m.

<span style="font-size: 1rem;">As of 8th August 2020 the wearing of face coverings in public spaces, including places of worship is mandatory, (except for those who are exempt).</span>

<span style="font-size: 1rem;">There is a small supply of disposable face masks available on your arrival at church should you need one.</span>

We are mindful of the needs of those who lip read and rely on facial recognition, and therefore the clergy will wear face-coverings in church, except when at the altar platform (i.e. at a distance from every other person) for communication purposes.

Those reading lessons, interceding etc, may wish to wear face-coverings while speaking, or remove them for the duration of their speaking for reasons as above.

(This guidance is in accordance with current Government, and national church and diocesan advice)

Face coverings should be worn throughout the service, on arriving and leaving. They may be removed to receive Holy Communion.