Re-Opening of All Saints

All Saints has resumed public worship for the time being we are asking you to pre-book to ensure we can get those who wish to attend in safely. If you wish to attend the service on Sunday 9th November at 10.30am then please contact the Rector before noon on Thursday 5th November.

The Church is currently in a tier 3 area, please do not come to church if your home is another council area which is in a different tier.

On the 22nd of September the First Minister strongly advised against car sharing. 

Also please remember that while it is nice to see people you haven’t seen for a while it is now a legal requirement that people do not congregate in groups of more than 6 adults from more than 2 households. (The rule is slightly different for children if present.) That law applies to all private gardens including the Church garden.

The vestry have done all they can to ensure the church is as safe as possible, however we would still urge you to consider your own risk factors. There is a helpful risk assessment tool below as an image of a pdf.  Just because the church is open once more, does not mean you need to, or must come to church if you do not yet feel able to do so.  The 10.30am will continue to be live-streamed via zoom and the Tuesday morning Eucharist at 10.30am will continue to be live-streamed also.

Please do not request a space, or indeed come to church if you, or anyone else in your household, or social bubble is:-

  • awaiting a CoVid-19 test or test result
  • has been given a positive test result
  • self isolating because of foreign travel
  • self isolating upon the request of Test and Protect
  • coughing or sneezing, even if you think it is not CoVid-19 related
  • feels unwell

If after you have booked a place one of the above factors comes into play, please do not attend and if there is time let the Rector know so she may reallocate your space should there be others waiting.

Please also note that church will be very different from how it was in early March.  For your safety and for the safety of everyone else, these restrictions will be in place.

  • There will be no toilet facilities available at All Saints.
  • Wearing of a mask is compulsory.
  • The use of hand sanitizer, on arrival, on departure, before and after receiving communion.  Hand sanitizer is provided.
  • Keeping 2 meters distance within the church and church grounds.
  • You will not be able to pick where you sit.
  • The car park at the church will not be available for use.
  • There will be no singing.
  • There will be no coffee/tea after the service.
  • The screen will be used for the liturgy, or you can bring your own copy, it will be available on the web site from Saturday.
  • Your name will be kept for 21 days and passed on to Test and Protect, along with the contact details which are held for you on the congregational roll, on request.
  • You should arrive during your designated 10 minute arrival slot or you may have to wait to be admitted.
  • There will be no admittance to the church once the service has begun.
  • You will be required to stay seated for the whole service and only move when requested to by the stewards.

Please also note:

  • Please do not bring any shopping or similar items to church.
  • The coat hooks and the umbrella stand at the back of the church will not be available for use.
  • If you bring a collection to church it will be placed in the plate at the back of the church on your arrival.
  • The service will be live-streamed via zoom and there is a possibility that you may appear on that live feed.  The live feed is restricted to those who have signed in using a meeting id and password and so it is not viewable by the public at large.   Should this be an issue please let the Rector know when you are booking your space.
  • Children are welcome to come along, however there is no Sunday School or Crèche at present.
  • The halls will be locked and not available. (These are not currently being cleaned and so classed as unsafe.)

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