From this Thursday our 10am services will resume. They will take a similar format to before including receiving communion (wafer only) for all who wish to participate. However some things will of course be different.
It will be a requirement to sanitize hands at the door, to keep socially distanced throughout the service and it will be strongly advised to wear a facemask in the building mainly to protect others. We will not be able to have refreshments after the service and it is advised we do not stay to have fellowship in the building after the service!
Unfortunately things are not so straightforward with Thursday evenings as I think our post prayer gathering at the Hollybush will still be impossible with social distancing requirements as they are at the moment. However, I am hopeful we can safely pray together at least.
Due to the fact that we have a morning service on Thursdays our Evening Prayer gathering will take place at 7pm on Sunday evenings rather than Thursdays for the time being. This will allow maximum time between services and also for the cleaning on both Monday and Friday mornings in St Chad’s. I hope this will be favorable and will still allow for a regular turn out as far as possible.
It is hugely lamentable that we must take such precautions at the moment, which obviously distort and diminish our experience in church .. however we celebrate being able to return to corporate prayer in the sacred space of our buildings.
I hope to see many of you this Thursday and Sunday if you feel able to do so safely. If it does not feel safe yet then know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Please pass on info to anyone you know who does not have online contact.