Church of England Diocese of Birmingham St. Bede, Brandwood

Re-opening of St Bedes

17 Jun 2021, 2:15 p.m.
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Dear Members of St Bedes.

You will be pleased to hear that we are planning to open the church for services from 27th June, with a simple Communion service led by the Area Dean, Catherine Grylls.

We then hope to have a simple communion service once a month, giving the bread but not the wine, and Morning Prayer or a Service of the Word on the other Sundays.

Due to continuing Covid restrictions, and the need to keep our congregation safe, the numbers who can attend each Sunday will be limited. Consequently, if you would like to attend then please let the church wardens know before the Sunday to ensure a space is booked for you. You will be asked to supply your contact details when you book.

The church telephone number is 07341 218 245.

Attendance at any service will require you to wear a mask and maintain social distancing at all times. There will not be any singing or socialising before or after the service. Hand sanitiser will be available for use on entry. The toilets will be open but should only be used if absolutely necessary - this is to keep us all safe and comply with the Diocesan recommendations.

Please do not attend church if you feel unwell. The new Delta variant may not necessarily show as a fever, cough or lack of taste and smell - a headache, sore throat and/or cold symptoms may indicate you have Covid.

If you are well and plan to attend, it would be helpful if you could take a lateral flow test on the morning of attendance. This is not obligatory, but it would help to keep our church family safe. The test takes about 15 minutes to do and a further 30 minutes to await the result. Roy has a supply of these tests (which are also free from any pharmacy) so please let him know if you need one. The instructions come with the kit. Obviously if you test positive for Covid, you will have to self-isolate.

If you need any help or advice please give Roy or Sandra a call on the church number.

The wardens and the PCC look forward to welcoming you back into church safely.

With our prayers

Roy and Sandra.