Last Updated 23/07/2021

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Worship in Church

Sunday worship is at 10.30am, when there is a service of Holy Communion

The PCC met this week and agreed with the measures we feel are appropriate at this time. Please read the following carefully;


  • With case numbers still rising, please do not attend Church if you are feeling unwell and please continue to regularly wash hands.
  • Church cleaning ; the church is cleaned each week and we will maintain the current protocols .
  • Sanitiser will be available at the entrance of the building and we ask you to use it as you come in and as you leave
  • Ventilation; doors will be opened before and during worship to allow free-flow of air.


  • Booking is no longer required- so you don’t have to remember to send a text on Friday evenings ! However, you will be asked if we can note who is present in the Church building in case it becomes necessary to notify you of someone who subsequently tests positive for COVID.
  • QR code – will be available.
  • Seating – alternate pews will be left empty and we encourage you to continue to maintain a distance from one another. Please do tell a welcomer if you are anxious about sitting next to someone else.
  • Face masks; although not compulsory, we ask you to continue wearing face masks as you come into Church and as you go out. Please do feel free to wear a face covering during the service if you wish to.
  • Coffee and chat ; tables and chairs , and gazebo when needed , will be available outside.  Please bring your own drinks and enjoy time talking together after worship.


  • Congregational singing; for the moment we will not sing hymns together inside. We will review this over the next few weeks.
  • Holy Communion ; while case numbers continue to be a concern, only the bread will be shared and not the chalice.
  • The Priest will continue to maintain current hygiene measures and will wear a face covering when administering Communion.
  • Because access is limited, Communion will be brought to you in the pews.


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