The life of our church has continued in new ways during the current pandemic. Following UK Government and Church of England guidance, we are doing all we can to resume as much as possible of church life as soon as we can do this safely. Please contact the Parish Office or see our weekly update for more details.
Guidance for coming to church: 10am and 4pm Sunday services
We welcome everybody to worship. Please follow this guidance, which is intended to keep everyone who comes into the building as safe as possible, and to minimise (though we cannot eliminate) the risk of transmitting the infection.
- You should not come to church if you have any of the symptoms which are associated with Covid-19, such as: a high temperature; a new, continuous cough; or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste. You should self-isolate and ring NHS on 111 or see nhs.uk/coronavirus if you think you may have symptoms.
- You should not come to church if you have been told to self-isolate by your doctor or by any NHS body such as Test and Trace.
- We will take every step we can to keep church as safe as possible, including risk-assessment and cleaning procedures; but deciding to come must be your responsibility.
- To help with cleaning and hygiene quite a lot of equipment and furniture has been removed, particularly from the rear of church.
- The law in England now requires the wearing of face coverings in places of worship, unless you are under 11 years old or are exempt for a medical reason.
- You will need to enter by the normal way and please sanitise your hands on the way into church; there will be some hand-sanitiser available but if you can bring your own that will help our supplies!
- On arrival to a service, you will be asked to identify yourself to the welcomers so we can record who is present. If we do not have your details on our system you will be asked to give your name and a phone number. This information will be kept securely for 21 days should public health authorities ask for it, and then destroyed.
- A welcomer will show you to a seat; please maintain physical distancing of two metres from anyone who you do not live with or who is not in your support bubble. Seats will be marked so that people can stay two metres apart. Please follow the instructions of the welcomers about where to sit, this is important for helping us to maintain distancing and hygiene.
- Please catch any coughs and sneezes in tissues or the corner of your elbow – ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’!
- On Sundays, the toilets in the Church Hall will be open for those who need them, but please do not go into other parts of the Hall building.
- You will be asked to leave church by the south door and to sanitise your hands as you go.