Please note that the new restrictions mean that we are now back under tighter restrictions, and there can be no public services in church until these restrictions are lifted, in early December at the soonest.
At least the church remains open for private prayer. The doors will continue to be open most days from about 8.30am to 5pm; you are more than welcome to come in, to sit in a pew with an open door, to say a prayer, and to light a candle.
In the meantime, there will be Zoom services every Sunday, a Morning Service at 11am, and Compline at 6.30pm, preceded by a short reflection on a work of art.
Good to know…
Your first port of call for up-to-date guidance and information on Covid is the Public Health England website
You should self-isolate for 10 days if:
– you run a temperature higher than 37.8 deg C,
– you have a new persistent cough.
You should self-isolate for 14 days if you have been in direct contact with someone confirmed to have the virus (longer, because of the possible incubation period before you develop symptoms).
The PHE website has really helpful guidance on what you do/do not need
to do if you have to self-isolate.
If you do have to self-isolate, feel free to let the clergy or the church office know. Apart from staying in touch, and keeping you in our prayers, we may be able to arrange help with getting groceries or collecting prescriptions.
The NHS is anxious about the pressure on its 111 phone line. They recommend using this website in the first instance: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19
Keep washing your hands properly and regularly. 20 seconds is one sing-through at moderate pace of “Twinkle, twinkle, little star”, or one verse
of “Praise God, from whom all blessings flow” (NEH 244) with a pause at the end of each line. It’s best to wash with soap and lots of hot water. That’s better than alcohol-based hand sanitisers, although they are good if there isn’t soap and water to hand. Anti-bacterial handwashes are good in themselves, but not especially useful against a virus.
The virus lives for max. 72 hours on a hard surface
COMMUNITY SPACE AVAILABLE FOR HIRE
We have two well-equipped rooms within the church hall complex, which are available for hire.
Because of current Covid-safety restrictions, there are temporary limits on the way in which they can be used. The Parish Office can supply further information if you are interested. Please note that the Hall is not hired for private parties, and that we have special rates for local community organisations.
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