Services following the lifting of restrictions

All legal restrictions are now lifted on services in churches. We want to take advantage of the easing, but we also want to keep everyone safe, and we know, too, that some are still nervous. This is what we have decided:

  • there is no longer be a booking in process for services nor is there a need any more to ‘sign in’ when you arrive
  • you are no longer requested to wear a mask, though you are welcome to do so if you prefer
  • Bibles, hymn books and service orders will be in the pews rather than handed out by welcomers
  • there will be ‘please leave this seat free’ notices available for you to use to help distance yourself from others
  • there will be an area in each church where chairs will be placed spaced out, so that distancing can be guaranteed
  • we will offer communion to those who wish to receive it at the front, but we will continue to provide individual elements as we’ve been doing and you are welcome to continue to bring your own
  • we will serve coffee and tea after the service, but please continue to be aware of distancing

If you are at all worried about any of this, please speak to John.