COVID-19

MEETING MIGHT FEEL A LITTLE DIFFERENT BUT WE CAN STILL WORSHIP

This is a worrying time for many, and the restrictions are difficult and not how any of us would want to meet. We are taking every reasonable precaution to protect you when gathering for worship and continue to pray for a breakthrough in Covid-19. We are all in this together and we are here if you need us.

We are currently online – all the details can be found here. we plan to hold a Sunday service at 10am at St Paul’s from the 6th December. Bookings will be open soon.

Our services will feel a bit different from normal

  • We won’t be able to have service sheets, and so our liturgy and song-words will appear on the tv screen/projector.
  • Our sermon/reading/prayers/sung worship – may or may not be led by someone in person: some of this service content may be pre-recorded and played on the tv screen or live-streamed from another venue.
  • We are asking you to book in advance if possible, and follow government guidelines by staying in your households or bubbles during the service.
  • We won’t be able to speak loudly when responded to the liturgy and praying together.
  • We won’t be able to join in with the singing. (although you can mouth the words quietly)
  • Further safeguards will be put in place when we are able to share communion together again.
  • But we can still meet with God, with each other and gather once again for worship.

Keeping you Safe

  • We have employed the services of ElectroClean to provide a deep-clean and solution that provides bacterial and viral protection on all surfaces in our building. This is renewed every 28 days.
  • We would ask you not to enter the building if you have any of the symptoms related to Covid-19, cold, flu or other illness.
  • We have a reduced capacity in the building, and will be maintaining contact details for track & trace purposes (booking details will be kept hold of for 21 days for this purpose)
  • We have introduced a one-way system. Everyone must enter in household groups through the side door and exit through the front doors, unless there are mobility issues and you require the use of the ramp. This will mean queuing outside of the building and entering in household groups – 15 mins prior to the service start time, in order to get you seated prior to the start of the service. If you have not booked a ticket, you may not be allowed entry – you will only be allowed entry if there are available spaces or a ticket holder has not been able to arrive on time. All members of the congregation must be seated by 9:55, which is the cut-off time for arrival at a 10am service.
  • All people entering the building will be required to wear face coverings and to sanitise their hands on entrance. A welcomer will meet you at the door, squirt hand sanitiser on your hands, take your name and show you to your seats, where we’ll ask you to remain for the duration of the service. The disabled toilet is available if required, but we would ask that you only use them if absolutely necessary. 
  • At the end of the service, the service leader will ask you to leave, one household at a time, maintaining a 2 metre distance from other households.

If you have any queries about any of this, please do get in touch; Reverend Lee Davies will happily talk it through with you.