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Church services
& COVID-19

To keep everyone who comes to worship with us safe during this time we provide the following information in line with guidance from the government and the Church of England.

WHO CAN ATTEND?

Anyone can attend the service so long as they are not displaying any symptoms of COVID-19 (a new continuous cough, high temperature, or a loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell) due to the risk they might pose to others; they should self-isolate at home immediately with other members of their household according to the government guidance.

Those who have been classified as being of high-risk to COVID-19 should carefully consider whether or not to attend a service of public worship. Please read the guidance below to see what we are putting in place to keep you safe and then decide if you wish to join us. We will continue to provide online resources and services so please do not feel under any pressure or obligation to attend.

DO I NEED TO BOOK?

There is no need to book. 

WILL I NEED A FACE MASK?

Face-masks are no longer required to be worn but many people are being cautious and we do encourage masks to be worn.

ENTERING THE CHURCH

Doors and gateways to the churches and their grounds will be open before the service to reduce the areas where people could contract COVID-19. Please leave them open.

WHAT ABOUT SOCIAL DISTANCING?

Please could you keep at least 1m apart from anyone who is not within your household or your support bubble (if you have one) at all times during the service. The only exception to this will be to receive Holy Communion and you will be given further guidance about that during the service.

WILL WE NEED HAND SANITISER?

Hand sanitiser will be provided as you enter the church building or churchyard and we encourage you to use it. 

WILL THERE BE HYMNS?

Congregational singing is now allowed.  

CAN WE STAY AND CHAT AFTER THE SERVICE?

We are now providing refreshment after many of the services. We encourage people to move outside when the weather is fine or to be aware of distancing from others outside their household.