We are pleased to announce that we are able to meet for worship on a Sunday’s at 9.30am.
We are of course living in an ongoing crisis, so there are some measures we have decided to take to ensure St. Bartholomew’s is as “Covid safe” as possible. This includes:
A ‘booking system’- if you wish to attend the service, please get in touch with Churchwarden Hazel Kennedy on 07809 260 292 or (due to the need for physical distancing in church, there is sadly a limit to the number that can attend).
Hand sanitising stations in church.
You will be directed to a seat by a churchwarden to help maintain the two metre distance. Members of the same household can sit together in the allocated pews.
There are currently no toilet facilities.
Please do not attend if you have symptoms of COVID 19 or are awaiting the results of a test for COVID 19.
We also ask that those who are classed as “Extremely Clinically Vulnerable” and have been ask to shield refrain from attending for the time being.
Our Sunday services are Eucharistic (Holy Communion) and will be administered in one kind (bread only). If you are baptised and confirmed, or usually take communion in another church you are most welcome to receive the sacrament at St. Bartholomew’s. A blessing will be offered instead for those who do not intend to receive communion and Fr. Anthony will offer guidance before the service begins.
It would be helpful to be at church at least ten minutes before the service- please be patient on arrival, to allow the churchwardens to safely guide everyone to their seat.
We are being called to worship God in an imaginative way. The greatest of commandments is to love God, and love our neighbour (Matthew 22.24-40), and this includes keeping one another as safe as possible during the pandemic. Whilst we are to keep our physical distance from one another, we are united in prayer. Most of all, we trust that we are never separated from the love of God who knows us and calls us by name!
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Anthony and all at St. Bartholomew’s