Message from our churchwarden, Jeremy Sharp 25th July 2020

We received the following guidance from the Diocese yesterday afternoon: 

"We strongly advise that face coverings should be worn by all those attending a place of worship, including ministers, worshippers, staff, volunteers, contractors and visitors, where there may be other people present; remembering that they are mainly intended to protect other people, not the wearer, from coronavirus COVID-19 and that they are not a replacement for physical distancing and regular hand washing.”

Fortunately, we are allowed to remove face coverings when taking Communion.

The new guidelines take effect immediately and so please can you observe them from now on by wearing a mask whenever you enter the Church.

Joe Sharp

24 July 2020

 

Update on Saturday, 25th July

On Friday, I forwarded the latest guidance from the House of Bishops concerning the wearing of face masks in church. To recap, the wearing of them is ‘strongly advised’ from now on for everyone over the age of 11, with the exception of people with certain health conditions. I feel I should emphasise that masks are not compulsory and I very much hope that members of the congregations will feel able to attend services still whether they wear them or not. Existing social distancing, cleaning and hand sanitising arrangements remain in force, which we hope will provide comfort for anyone who is feeling doubtful about returning to church. Masks can be removed when taking Communion and the Celebrant will not wear his or her mask when at the altar.

Joe Sharp

25 July 2020


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