Update from Alan
25 June 2020
Re-opening our churches for public worship
By now, many of you will have heard that the government has given the go-ahead for churches to begin to open for public worship from 4 July. The Diocese is awaiting further guidance which we will need to consider carefully before we make any decisions. As restrictions begin to lift more widely, we don’t yet know if there will be a second spike in infections. We also await further guidance about those aged 70+ in September.
When we do decide that it’s safe to proceed, it will be a phased return, and we will need to maintain social distancing. Communion will be in one kind (bread), and although current guidelines do not allow for congregational singing, we do anticipate other forms of music.
We will let you know our decision as soon as possible, but it is very unlikely that we will resume public worship before September at the earliest. In the meantime, we will continue to worship together while apart via Zoom.
If you, or any of your family or friends, would like to be added to our mailing list and receive Zoom service details directly, please email the church office: firstname.lastname@example.org.