Guidance for the faithful: On entering the church for participation in the Divine Services
The Covid-19 (Coronavirus) is still with us and for our own protection, and that of our church family, it is essential that we follow current Government and Archdiocesan requirements for the safe use of places of worship.
It is hoped that this document provides clear guidance to the faithful attending our services. Failure to follow these guidelines will present not only a risk to health but may also imperil the insurance of the parish. It should be noted that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has the right and authority to monitor compliance to the guidelines.
Some aspects of the Divine Liturgy will, by necessity, be a little different to our usual practice. However, guidance will be given at the appropriate times
Our Archbishop has advised that Clergy and faithful 70 years of age (or older) should not attend services but rather they should continue to follow streamed services. This advice should also be considered by those who are ‘shielding’ or ‘vulnerable’
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation
Fr David, Fr Julian & Tina (Church Warden)
PRIVATE PRAYER AT CHURCH.
🙏We are able to open Church for Private Prayer with effect from 15th June.
🕰️Church will be open from 1pm to 2pm on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
🌡️Please do not attend if you feel unwell or have coronavirus symptoms.
📏Social distancing must be maintained at all times.
🖐️Use the hand gel provided when you enter the building.
😷Face masks must be worn.
🪑Chairs have been positioned for use near the steps.
➡️Please follow the one way system as indicated.
☎️If you develop symptoms after you have attended, inform us immediately.
🕯️We hope you will find this opportunity a blessing if you choose to use it.
🌿The garden at the side of church is always open if you wish to sit there for personal reflection and prayer.
We have just been informed that this year's children's camp has had to be cancelled. See the attachment for more information.
Father David has sent us a message for Pascha, which can be read on our Blog page here.
In Obedience to the Patriarch and our Archbishop, all divine services are suspended from the 17th March, until further notice. Fr David and Fr Julian will continue to keep you updated as the situation develops. We would also like to assure you that you are all in our prayers and our pastoral support will continue to be available to you all.
Sadly our Deanery has had to cancel both the annual conference and, more recently, the children's summer camp.
Among other information, this link should show the latest situation regarding major events such as this year's conference and children's camp.
Please click on the document below to read this welcoming letter.
Pilgrimage to Walsingham
Tues Nov 19th -Fri 22nd 2019
Accommodation is reserved for us at
The Anglican Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham.
Arrival can be any time after 2.00pm on Tues 19th and we
leave after breakfast on Fri 22nd.
The cost per person is £136.75 which includes full board.
If you are interested, please talk to Frances or to Fr Julian
This year's conference is open for booking. Follow the link here to book your place:
(click on document to download)