Public Worship during the Coronavirus Crisis
The church is open for private prayer and for worship gatherings as much as safely possible. Please follow the protocols advertised in the church. Anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19 (a new continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell) should not attend. You should not attend if you are self-isolating due to a possible or confirmed case of COVID-19 in your household, or because you have been requested to do so by NHS Test & Trace. Further details can be found via: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus We also encourage you to heed your GP's advice.
If you come to church, you are requested to leave a card with the relevant day of the week on the place on which you have sat, so that others can avoid any space that has been occupied in the previous 72 hours. The cards are available next to the hand sanitiser closest to the West door entrance (via the glass doors).
If you attend Sunday Morning Prayer at 9am, no card is needed, but the government requests that we keep name and contact details of worshippers. This will be easiest if you indicate your attendance beforehand by filling in a short form:
This information may be passed on to the NHS for track and trace purposes. See here for details. Please note that signing up beforehand does not guarantee that there will be space for you, as this is not a booking system. Numbers will be limited and spaces filled, as households arrive.
For health and safety reasons, we had to remove pew cushions and pew Bibles. Please bring your own cushion and Bible, as required.
Service sheets have to be single use for the time being. Please take service sheets home with you.
The government has now made the wearing of face coverings in public worship mandatory.
The risk assessment undertaken in preparation for opening the church for public worship can be seen here (updated 2 August).