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Holy Communion in church
23rd August 2020 @ 9:00 am
One event on 5th July 2020 at 10:30 am
An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until 6th September 2020
An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Sunday, repeating until 6th September 2020
In keeping with government guidance, we are delighted to announce that St Peter’s is open for public worship, with celebrations of Holy Communion on Sunday at 9 am and at 10.30 am.
There will be music (but no congregational singing), a short sermon, and communion offered in one kind (that is, wafer only). Those who attend will need to use the hand sanitiser provided and to wear masks, and pews will be cleaned between services.
Because of the need to observe social distancing of 2m, we estimate we can accommodate roughly 60 people at each service, including limited use of gallery seating with restricted views. Those from the same household can obviously sit together. To ensure a place, some worshippers who would normally come to the 10.30 am service may therefore want to come earlier to the 9 am service.
Those who are shielding or vulnerable, whether on the basis of age or underlying conditions, will need to think carefully about whether they feel safe to attend. We also cannot as yet offer crèche facilities or Sunday Clubs for children; and children who attend will therefore need to be able to sit with parents throughout, and avoid breaching social distancing guidelines.
Anyone with potential COVID-19 symptoms (a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or loss of or change to sense of smell or taste) should self-isolate at home, and will therefore not be allowed into church.
For the time being, PRE-RECORDED SUNDAY WORSHIP will continue to be available online, and uploaded to YouTube late on Saturday evening as usual.