COVID 19 : Staying safe while worshipping together
Sundays 10am Holy Communion Service
Our church has been open for public worship since April 2021, with Holy Communion (using bread only to represent both emblems) While a lot of restrictions have been lifted, We will continue to promote the wearing of masks while moving around inside buildings. During the service, while in your seat or standing, you are welcome to remove your mask and as congregations are now permitted to sing, we can all join together in sung worship once more.
If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 please do not attend The Annunciation, South Kenton in person and remember to isolate for 10 days. Please remember, if you've been in contact with someone who has tested positive, to take daily tests, which can be provided free at several chemists local to your area, for up to ten days. If you have recently returned from international travel be sure to follow government rules on quarantine currently in place.
(please ensure you have checked the government website information concerning quarantine requirements.https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors).
Sundays 9.30am Holy Communion Service online
Our 9.30am Sunday service will also remain online, accessible via our website at www.soutkentonchurch.org
When You Arrive at Church
When you arrive, our welcome team will check you in by taking your name and phone number (if we don't already have it). You will be requested to use the sanitisers provided as you enter the building. You will need to wear a facemask whilst moving around in the building and encouraged to be aware of social distancing.
All commonly used surfaces will have been cleaned before the service and if we needed to have an additional service, these surfaces will also be cleaned between the services. Toilets will be made available on request. Please close the seat when flushing the toilet and wipe all surfaces down with the anti-bacterial wipes provided and placing them in the waste bine, before washing your hands.
Following any visit to The Annunciation, in the event that you start to experience symptoms of COVID19 please let us know as soon as possible by contacting Revd Trevor Goddard on the above number* so we can confidentially track and trace everyone who was there on that date.
When you arrive, you will sit within your family gathering or separately if you have arrived on your own. Children are welcome but will be required to remain seated with their family at all times to ensure social-distancing guidelines are followed. Please take responsibility for any children in your care. Movement will be restricted for social distancing purposes, and at the end of the service, we ask that you remain seated until the Welcome Team usher you out of the building safely.
Please note that for the foreseeable future, to ensure we are complying with safety measures, the creche area and play equipment will not be in use.
When Junior Church is able to start again children will have their own zip cases with their own mark making/writing and colouring equipment – they will use hand sanitiser on going into the group and on leaving it to re-join their family.
Singing will once again be part of our worship and as mentioned above, communion will be via bread only for the foreseeable future.
Administering Holy Communion
You will be directed by one of our welcome team to take communion. When you are invited to step forward, please continue to wear your mask, stretch your hands out and receive the bread. Do pull down your mask to take the bread and then replace before returning to your seat.
Meeting after Church
We have restarted our beverages after the service in the hall.
We are still mindful of social distancing and so are serving people at the tables. So just come in and take a seat and you will be served.
We look forward to welcoming everyone back to our worship space and hope this will enable you to feel as safe as you are able and free to worship God together.
Revd. Trevor Goddard
On behalf of the PCC.