Church of England Diocese of St.Albans Langford

Coronavirus

Arrival

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Please wear a face covering.

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You will be greeted at the door where you will be asked to sanitise your hands and have your name and telephone number placed on a list. This is for track and trace purposes should the need arise and will be destroyed after 21 days.

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You will then be directed to an available space to be seated. If you have not brought an order of service from a previous week, or have forgotten it, please ask for another copy. Please do not return this at the end. Instead please retain it for future weeks.

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Please respect social distancing at 2 metre intervals, unless you are with family or household members; or within a social bubble.

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Communion

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Communion will only be offered in one kind from a covered ciborium.

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Communicants will be directed up the central aisle to receive the bread. Please maintain two metres’ distance with fellow worshippers as they approach, and then return immediately to your seat using the South or north aisle i.e do not return back via the central aisle.

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The advice is that ‘Each communicant should also be encouraged to sanitise their hands before and after removing their face covering to receive the bread, and before and after putting it on again.’ It would be helpful if you could bring your own sanitiser with you for this purpose to prevent delays. Please let one of the welcomers know on arrival if you do not have any as we will have some available.

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Only the president will handle the wafers during the distribution – please cup your hands in order that the priest may gently drop the consecrated wafer onto your palm.

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The words of distribution and response will be said before the administration ('The body and blood of Christ - please respond Amen); Holy Communion is then administered in silence without any words from the President.

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Offertory plates for your donations will be positioned at the back, but there will not be a collection during our worship.

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