Sunday Morning Service @10.30am
To care for those who remain very concerned and feel vulnerable or are unvaccinated for any reason, we have a section of church designated for those who wish to wear a mask in our main services, this will be the block to the right hand side as you come in. Please only sit here if you are wearing a mask, you can also sit anywhere else if wearing a mask.
Teams serving during services in close proximity to others will be asked to wear their masks, this will include welcomers, those serving refreshments, duty wardens, and the officiant for communion. We also ask you to remember to be mindful of those wishing to remain at a distance.
A big thing we would like to encourage you to do in care of others, is if you have been out and about in busy places during the week, please consider taking a Lateral Flow test before coming to Church, we won’t check you have, but this is the best way to check that you are not unwittingly carrying the virus.
If you are unsure of coming to church yet we are continuing to stream our services online. Details of how to join us online can be found on our Online Services page.
Following each service there is the opportunity for fellowship with coffee, just bring your own mug, as we want to avoid extra handling of used mugs and look after our small refreshment team. We will have a small supply of compostable cups available in church if you forget to bring your own.
We are carrying out a weekly deep clean of the building, and following each service and activity all touch points are cleaned, to maintain our covid safety. You can see how we are managing this by viewing our current Risk Assessment, which is reviewed and updated regularly.
A few other things to bring to your attention:-
Are you symptomatic? Showing symptoms of COVID-19 (a new continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell)? You should not attend Church due to the risk that you pose to others; you should self-isolate at home immediately with other members of your household
Junior Church and young peoples. provision Unfortunately we are unable to start back up with Junior Church yet, but will keep you informed of plans as they become possible. The plan for our young people is currently being considered and we wait eagerly for how we can support them in their walk together as a church family. Until then children are most welcome, we have missed them too, whether you are 1 year old or nearly 18 years old. You will need to keep your children in your household group while in the church building and they remain your responsibility.
Giving We do not have contactless giving capability in Church, if you give regularly the best way to do this is via BACS, however we do have an online giving page set up for one off donations, just be aware when using this giving method that a small portion of your gift is taken in fees for using the site. If you want to give with cash or cheque, please continue to post these through the door of the Old Vicarage in a sealed envelope at any time during the week.
For information on government guidance for vulnerable groups please visit the government information page
s as this advice is updated regularly