Christ Church, The Common Chorleywood Rickmansworth
10.30AM OUTDOORS SERVICE AT CHRIST CHURCH
I am pleased to welcome you to a special outdoors service at Christ Church this Sunday. As well as the usual streaming of our 8.30am, 10.30am and 6.30pm services on-line, we will be experimenting with one outdoor service at 10.30am in the church grounds. Appropriate hygiene precautions will be observed, and on account of the pandemic, the following arrangements are in place:
As numbers allowed into the church yard are restricted and subject to social distancing, you will need to pre-register to attend via Church Suite / the church calendar event. This will allow us to manage numbers coming into the Churchyard and also keep record of who attends in line with government guidelines. Please do this by Saturday at 5pm.
Full risk assessment has been carried out and we are satisfied that good arrangements are in place, but anyone in the vulnerable category or living with someone in the vulnerable category, is advised not to attend.
Please bring your own chair or blanket, along with an umbrella or sunshade, as we cannot provide seating.
As we are not permitted congregational singing, the music will be provided by our usual 10.30am band with a singer singing solos, visible, but from behind a screen.
While children are welcome, the talk will be for adults, with a children’s slot near the beginning of the service and an activity pack provided to keep children occupied. Children will remain with their parents throughout the service, but of course, can be taken for a stroll beyond the lych gate should they get restless. We are not able to run children’s activities, as this would disrupt the careful “bubble system” being run by schools during weekdays.
We are advised to minimise our use of clergy to preserve our capability in event of any quarantine being required, so this Sunday, I will be leading and speaking.
In event of any queries, please do hesitate to contact either Sarah Wright, one or the wardens or myself.
We are delighted that it has a last become possible to reinstate some aspects of church worship this Sunday, and we look forward to an improving situation in the months ahead.
“for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control….” (2 Timothy 1 v7)