Arrangements for services and events during Covid-19 pandemic

 Our church buildings are open for services and at set times each week for individual prayer, alongside our online provision and some outdoor activities. We hope soon to be opening both churches daily, and will update details of the start date. You can book in here for services and outdoor events. Below are some details of what to expect if you come to the church buildings to pray or for a service, or to an organised outdoor gathering. If you have any concerns about our precautions, please get in touch. 

  • We have re-arranged seating in St Mary's and have increased capacity, whilst retaining social distancing. Social distancing is still advised between different households, indoors and outdoors.
  • Please wear a face covering if you come into the church building, unless you have a reason to be exempt from wearing one. We will ask you to keep it on when moving around, singing or joining in corporate prayers. 
  • You will be asked to sanitise your hands as you enter and leave the building.
  • If attending with children, indoors or outdoors, please supervise your children.
  • We will be singing one hymn towards the end of the service, with masks on, in line with RSCM advice. We are continuing to sing outside after the service.
  • Please do not visit if you have any symptoms of Covid-19, or if you have been asked to self-isolate.
  • We will be continuing to ask for your contact details for 'Test and Trace’, or to scan the QR code to use the NHS app.

For outdoor Refresh Café and Messy Gatherings

  • Please remember that the churchyard is an ancient burial space. It is not enclosed, and there are some fallen gravestones and areas of nettles, as part of our churchyard conservation project.  

 


Booking for a church service or event
This form requests a place at our services in church and gives information about giving permission for your details to be used for Test and Trace