Sunday Worship in church

PUBLIC WORSHIP DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

In all of our services, there will be no congregational singing, but we listen to some music.  The service will be shorter than usual as well.

We must maintain social distancing and we are unable to offer refreshments afterwards.

We need to remind you of some practicalities. We must follow all the Government guidelines, and these are changing often, so look out for updated here and in our newsletters.

GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES

The inside of the church is now laid out in a different way in order to comply with government guidelines for social distancing. There is hand sanitiser at the door which everyone must use.

It is a requirement for face coverings to be worn in places of worship. (There are some valid exemptions). We therefore ask that you wear a face covering when you attend St Andrew’s for worship.

To help keep us all safe and reduce the spread of Covid-19, we need to support the NHS Track and Trace service.  We will therefore be keeping a record of those who come along on a Sunday.  We will keep your details safely and in compliance with GDPR legislation for 21 days before securely disposing of them.

BOOKING

Numbers in the church are limited at any one time. To try to ensure that we do not have to turn anyone away at the door, we are operating a booking system. Please note that you must book before coming.  If the available seats are filled, we will not be able to allow anyone else inside.

Please phone the church mobile number to book a place – 07548 940712.

Bookings can be made from the Monday of each week.

We will do our best to ensure that everybody has an opportunity to attend worship so will arrange for a place on another Sunday if the booking gets filled up. People from the same household will be able to sit together but otherwise people will have to sit on their own block of chairs.

FACEBOOK AND WEBSITE

We shall continue to send out the weekly reflections, prayers and news so that we can all feel connected and very much still part of the church.   Don’t forget to visit our Facebook page.  We’ve been posting videos, reflections and hymns to help you in your worship at home and to keep us all in touch. Search for St. Andrew’s Church, Melbourne Avenue, Chelmsford.