Procedures to stay COVID 19 secure

The second lockdown ordered by the government for November 2020 means we will not be open for worship again until Sunday December 6th. However, throughout November the church will be open for private prayer on Mondays and Thursdays from 1pm to 3pm.

When services resume there will be just one service each Sunday at 10:30am. Depending on the availability of ministers to lead the service it will either be a service of the Word or Holy Communion.

The Church of England has issued strict guidance on procedures to be introduced on reopening of churches for worship. As a result the following systems have been put in place:

- a record of attendees at each service will be taken and retained for 21 days.

- all people entering the church must apply gel to their hands on arrival.

- all people, including ministers, must wear masks over their nose and mouth throughout the service. (Exemptions are only allowed for special medical cases).

- a one way system is now in place in the church.

- social distancing of 2m must be maintained - to enable this some pews have been taped off and in the open pews, seating positions have been marked with red and white tape.

- couples (or more) from the same household or 'social care bubble' can sit together.

- services will be shown on the 'screen' and books or orders of service will not be issued.

- we will not sing any hymns but organ, keyboard or recorded music may be played.

- refreshments will not be served after the service.

- the collection plate will be placed at the entrance to the worship area.

- cleaning of the church in line with COVID-19 standards will be carried out each week.

We hope that you will appreciate the need for these restrictions and will join us for our services. The web site will be used to let you know the type of service for each Sunday. It will also have a copy of the risk assessment carried out for the COVID-19 hazards as well as the orders of service which you can download and follow using your own mobile phone or tablet if you so wish.

Those willing to read lessons during services will need to bring their own bible or copy of the reading.

Thank you for your patience throughout the lockdown and in abiding by the new procedures as we get back together again. Thanks also for those who have continued with financial support through the lockdown.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Order of Service for Trinity
Orders of service for downloading

COVID 19 Risk Assessment
Risk Assessment