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The PCC has decided that in person worship will restart at St Thomas' from Palm Sunday (28th March).

 

This gathering for worship will necessarily be subject to careful social adherence Covid-19 precautions:

- Social distancing will be essential

- Face masks must be worn in the church building (unless you are exempt from this requirement)

- Hand gel will be available.

- Trace and trace details will be collected

- Gathering together in groups - before or after the service, inside or outside church - must be avoided

 

Those attending in person services will be guided to sit in seats that are suitably distanced from other worshippers. This does place limits on the

size of the congregation (as was the case previously). We hope that this will not be problematic and, at this point, we do not intend to issue tickets for services. There will be two services on every Sunday morning -

one at 8.30am and another at 10am which will hopefully allow sufficient opportunities to worship together.

 

The risk assessment will be followed and any necessary cleaning of the church will be undertaken.

 

The process for receiving communion will be explained at each service.

 

We hope to be able to continue to offer in-person worship but the local infection rate and church/government advice will continue to be taken into

account. The Standing Committee will continue to monitor this decision.

 

Opportunities to worship online or by telephone will be retained, although the zoom service of morning prayer will return to the previous pattern of

being held once a month (on the third Sunday of the month.)

Those wishing to join the Zoom services should send their e-mail address to Shan Alexander, who will arrange for an invitation to be sent before each service.

Those wishing to join a telephone service should dial the number given below and follow phone prompts to enter the Room number followed by the hash key and the Pin number followed by the hash key. You should be then connected. Please give your name when you enter, so that Rev Hannah will know who has joined the service.

Phone number:  0333 0164 757, Room Number: 74223201 #, PIN: 9462 #.

The recorded services on Youtube can be found at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAb353dvyliUtbc9-K-2nLA/videos.

 

 

 

 

 

MAGAZINE DEADLINE - 12 April

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