We still can, under government guidelines, have public worship in our buildings and so we shall. These will be conducted with a keen eye on the advice to consider, 'Hands, face, space'.
However, a great number of us should be shielding. For that reason we are placing an emphasis and importance on our online services meaning more people can follow government guidelines to stay at home without missing out on worship.
From now on, and until circumstances change, across the benefice, there will be two online services each Sunday and only one service in the building - this will at 9am at St. faith's and will be a spoken service with strict adherence to Covid regulations.
We strongly advise that those who are vulnerable, and even those who don't feel vulnerable, to come to our online services at 10.15am and/or 5pm and not attend services in person at this time.
If you are not sure how to join online services do be in touch. It is also possible to dial in to our services from a normal phone if you don't have internet access or a computer
Alternatively, there is 'DailyHope', a free national telephone line, that offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of the phone. 0800 804 8044. Please share this with those you know who may be grateful.
We shall also keep our church buildings closed during the week when they are unmonitored with the exception of Sunday and Wednesday Food Share. We have two online prayer meetings a week, and one online Bible Study.