IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS, COVID-19

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Here at All Saints, we are following regularly updated advice on the Coronavirus, Covid-19.  As the situation develops, we will be posting updates here, along with sharing them in other ways.  We will be meeting to worship together as usual at 8am, 10am and 6pm on Sunday, and the following measures will be in place:

# Do not attend church if you are unwell or have been asked to self isolate.

# Use the hand sanitizer provided as you come into church to clean your hands.  If you sneeze or cough, catch it in a tissue, bin the tissue, and then wash your hands.

# When it is communion – there will be no physical contact during the sharing of the peace.

# The chalice (wine) is suspended.  Communion will be offered in one kind only (bread) and everyone must stand to receive communion, and not touch the rail.

# The collection plate will not be passed around, but there will be an opportunity to give as you leave church with a retiring collection.

# There will still be refreshments after the 10am service – drinks only.

# Please maintain a “safe distance” with no physical contact – elbow bumps are very popular!

# If in doubt – stay at home!

 

There will be further updates in due course.  These measures are following Church of England guidance, and are in place to protect the most vulnerable among us at this challenging time.  It is our shared responsibility to stick to the guidance.

If you are unable to attend church, but would value prayer, please do message us at allesleychurch@gmail.com.  We will be sharing further information at Sunday’s services.  Meanwhile, keep praying with us for this situation as it intensifies: below is a prayer from the Church of England ….

 

Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy.

Sustain and support the anxious, be with those who care for the sick and lift up all who are brought low;

that we may find comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your love

in Christ Jesus our Lord

Amen

 
link to the nhs website here