I know that people are interested to know what will be different about Church now Freedom Day has passed.
Our hope - our vision - and our goal - as we ease the final lockdown restrictions, is (as Keith said ) that we will rediscover the joy of being together, worshipping together, singing together and yes, having an after church cup of tea and catch up together.
There is much to consider - and it is our aim to move forward with care and caution - but to move forward. For the present socially distanced seating will remain and people will be encouraged to wear masks although this is no longer a requirement. To begin with, we are now inviting people to stay for drinks and fellowship after church and we will be singing the final hymn at our services. We would like the rota of readers and intercessors and sides people to resume - please let us know if / when you are willing to resume your role.
We envisage that 9and9 will continue online!
When you are booking a place at the service - please let us know if you need / wish to be extra cautious and we will arrange seating for those with that need.
The Church Wardens and I would really like to know your thoughts and feelings as we move forward - so please do speak to us, or email us if you have something to say.
We also envisage moving back as soon as possible to “ Every Sunday in Church” with two services of Holy Communion and two Services of Morning Worship in the Church each month…. Possibly as soon as September - but we will be keeping a close eye on how things are going.
Forthcoming Services in the Church
We will continue to observe Covid safe practices. Please contact me, Roni - well in advance - if you intend to be at Communion services so we can plan seating. You are encouraged still to wear a mask and bring your red service book if you have been given one already. P lease let us know if you wish to sing - or if you need / wish to be extra cautious and we will arrange seating for those with that need.