Please see below for our most recent Covid-19 updates. This page is constantly updating as guidelines change so do check back regularly for the most current church Covid information.
Whilst in the building, we are asking that people continue to maintain social distancing of at least 1m. To maximize our space we have given people a choice of seating. On one side of the church, we have no socially-distanced chairs. On the other side, we have chairs spaced out at a 1m distance either side, and a 2m distance between each row. If you wish to be seated in the socially distanced side we advise turning up early to secure a seat.
As a church leadership, we will continue to monitor the infection levels and guidance, and we will review our practices. Reviews will take place regularly between the Vicar, Wardens, and at every DCC meeting. If you feel unwell or have any Covid19 related symptoms, please stay at home.
During our services we will be live-singing. However, due to the nature of the risks involved, we will be expecting people to wear masks.
The DCC have recently decided to reduce our
live-streaming. This is because we don't have the technology or people to sustain the live-stream for the long term. From 2022 we will be live-streaming on the 2nd Sunday of the month. If in the event of
another lockdown we will reinstate a weekly live-stream.
Holy Communion takes place every first Sunday of the month. At present, to mitigate infection risk, we are distributing bread and wine by dipping the bread into the wine using tongs. The bread will then be dropped into each hand with the tongs, therefore avoiding hand-to-hand contact. There is no obligation for anyone to receive communion in this way. If you only wish to receive bread and no wine, you are free to do so. If you wish to stay seated during Communion you are also free to do so.
Currently, we are not asking people to book into services.
We will continue to have one entrance and one exit in and out of the building. This is so we can continue to manage the flow of people. Please do continue to enter through the side entrance (this is on the right hand side of the building next to the public footpath) and exit through the main entrance as directed by a steward. We will also be maintaining our current one-way system in the building.
The government has stated that it “expects and recommends” that people wear face coverings in crowded and enclosed settings to protect themselves and others. Therefore, we are requesting that you continue to wear facemasks whilst in the building unless you are exempt. This will be especially true for live-singing.
Upon entering the building, you will still be asked to cleanse your hands with hand sanitiser.