As the government move the country into Step 4 of the roadmap out of lockdown we, as a church, will proceed with caution. We have made some decisions in line with government and Church of England guidance to help us do this.
The Church of England guidance states
‘Within the Church we believe that everyone is known and loved individually by God and that as many members within one body we are called to be responsible to and for one another, respecting the more vulnerable whose suffering is our suffering (1 Cor 12:12-27). The move to step 4 means we are being asked to take even more personal responsibility around coronavirus than when we were compelled to adhere to Government restrictions.’
What will be different?
We can now sing during worship services. We ask that you still consider wearing a face covering for this, thus reducing the particles spreading in the air.
There will no longer be a requirement to sign in with the welcomers or prebook seats, though we do still promote the use of NHS Test & Trace.
Our children's group "Cuddy Crew" will return in September. More details to follow.
Refreshments will be served once more in the church hall after the service.
What will stay the same?
We will continue to provide hand sanitiser and encourage you to use it on entering the building.
Our seats will be set out to still enable social distancing. Please do be aware that some people will still prefer to practice full social distance.
We will encourage the wearing of face coverings whilst in the church building.
We will continue to share Communion for the time being "In one kind", (bread only). This will be reviewed in the autumn.
If you have any questions or concerns, please approach the Vicar or church wardens