During the lockdown period we will return to a mixture of on-
9am St George – Holy communion
10.30 A reflective service to follow at home or join others on ZOOM.
Christ Church 9.30am -
We have been considering the best options for opening our church buildings safely while we are in Covid restrictions.
We recognise that infection rates in Hanham and Kingswood are still high and that many people will not feel it is right to come back to church at this time, particularly for those who are shielding or clinically vulnerable, we want to assure you that we continue to worship together whether we are at home or in the physical building and we will continue to provide resources for worship at home.
We would encourage those who are able to join the ZOOM service to do so, this provides opportunity for worship and fellowship in a way that is not possible in the church building at this time.
So as not to put pressure on those who support our church services e.g. welcomers, servers, wardens etc. to be in church and to put themselves at increased risk, services will be simple and short, following the same liturgy as those who are at home or on zoom are using but including Holy communion.
We ask those who do want to come to the church building for worship to be mindful of the current regulations which mean we must not “socialise with people from outside of your household or support bubble” while we are at church. To enable this, we would ask everyone to take their seats as soon as they arrive in church for a time of quiet reflection before the service starts and to leave promptly at the end of the service.
This has been a difficult decision with a lot of thought and prayer, I hope that everyone can find something that works for them even if it is not ideal. We will keep the situation under review, but this pattern will continue unless the Government Guidance changes.
Any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Yours in Christ
Rev Beverley Charles
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