Church Reopening for Public Worship

*Re-opening for Public Worship*

Guidance for churches to re-open for worship came out on 30th June and it will take some time to process it. There are restrictions on singing, music, communion and after-service fellowship, along with social distancing and other precautions. In practice this probably means
that a safe maximum number at each church will be around 12-15 people and we will have to make services shorter and simpler.

We are not proposing to re-start public worship immediately. The PCC will be looking at this at a special meeting on Saturday morning. There will be a survey sent out by email and paper next week to gauge how many people actually want to worship in our church buildings at present,
which will enable us to plan things. Some services may be streamed from the church buildings over the coming weeks, but we are going to take our time to come up with a sensible plan for resuming public worship. In any case, St Peters will be out of action for the whole of July so please do not turn up at either building this Sunday morning!

UPDATE: Plans are afoot to reopen St Peter’s for services in September….watch this space!