What’s happening to Sunday services after the 19 July?
On 19 July the government is set to unlock the last stage of the ‘road map’ out of lock down. The next Sunday following this will be the 25 July.
We are keen to make everyone feel comfortable and safe, whilst allowing the unlocking to take place. We will not be going back to a ‘normal’ service immediately, and the return of ‘normal’ services will happen very gradually, to ensure that everyone feels safe
Here are some key points:
- Congregational singing will be permitted for those that would like to
- If you choose to, you may sit with others, however socially distant seating will remain in place
- Children and youth will go out to their groups after the first song of worship, as they used to before the pandemic
- Hand sanitiser will still be available at various points around the church building.
- In line with current Government and Church of England guidance, we strongly recommend and ask you to wear a face mask while you are inside the church building.
- The doors on each side of the church will remain open during worship to allow air flow to pass through the space
- Holy Communion will continue to be in one kind until further notice, with hand sanitiser continuing to be used when distributing the bread
We ask that as a church family, we are sensitive to those who may be nervous about the removal of restrictions. If you are choosing to sit directly next to somebody, please respectfully ask their permission before doing so, especially whilst COVID-19 cases are rising.