This Sunday we will have a trial Sunday Service as we make steps towards worship in person at Holy Nativity.  At 11.30am there will be a said service with additional safety measures in place, in line with Government and Church of England guidelines.  This will be quite different to what we have been used to in Church.

Metamorphosis of the European Swallowtail (Papilio machaon), showing 3 instars: caterpillar, chrysalis and adult.

The service is at 11:30am and should last about half an hour.  Due to social distancing and the size of the church, there is only room for 25 people at church.  This means we will be continuing with our online services at 10am on YouTube.

What you need to know:

  • Seating has been arranged for social distancing.
  • Masks must be worn during the service, except to receive Holy Communion in one kind only.
  • There will be a maximum of twenty-five people.
  • There will be no music.
  • The priest will also be wearing a mask.
  • There will be no chalice.
  • Unfortunately, our toys cannot be used, if young children come they should bring their own from home.
  • Children must sit with their parents.
  • There will be no refreshments after the service – and no socialising.

Whilst this sounds like a lot, we are getting used to these kinds of measures in other places, and these decisions are out of our hands.

Many of you might still feel unable to come to a physical gathering due to the ongoing pandemic, which is okay.  Everyone’s safety is our primary concern.  You may wish to do both and sing your hearts out at home as well.

One thing is for certain, our community has always been exceptional at responding to circumstances as they change and we will continue to walk boldly into the future!