In line with the latest guidance from the Church of England and following risk assessment, All Saints welcomes you back into the Church building for some services.
Starting Easter Sunday, Sunday Worship in person will restart with the usual 8am Holy Communion service, then a 10.30am Morning Worship. The accompanying Junior church programme may vary so check with the office for the latest details.
Because of physical distancing recommendations the number of seats is limited, so to manage this and avoid disappointment if you arrive and we're already full, we are reserving seats, booked online (free, via Eventbrite). Click here to reserve your places (any service). Each booking is for a single household / support bubble. If you are coming on your own you will need to reserve set of seats and if two or more people from the same household are coming together then they reserve one set of seats between them. When you arrive please select the most appropriate set of seats for the number in your household / bubble or the welcoming team will guide you. If you have issues with online booking you can call 01223 667368 to reserve. NHS Test and Trace require us to log names and email contact addresses, please enter this information when booking tickets. This information will only be used for this and fulfilling your order. We also have a check-in barcode for the NHS app.
Wearing a face covering in church is still mandatory under government advice, so please wear one if you are able.
We will also be LiveStreaming the Sunday services so please join us that way if you prefer. Further information on how to join us can be found here.
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Social distancing and hygiene measures will of course be in place. Chairs have been spaced in sets two metres apart, and places at all services must be booked in advance. This is simply to avoid you turning up for worship and finding no space available. In normal circumstances, a problem we’d love to have! When you book, we need to take some details from you, to comply with the government’s track and trace scheme.Once the service is full, booking will close. Booking for Sunday services will open on Thursdays. When you arrive, you will be asked to use hand sanitser, and you may have to wait briefly to be seated, please pick the set of chairs that best matches the number in your bubble group. Members of the welcome team will be there to assist you. Entry will be by the South door of the church. Wearing a face covering in church is still mandatory under government advice, so please wear one if you are able.
Holy Communion will be distributed to people in their seats to cut down the amount of moving around. The person distributing will wear a mask/visor, and will have washed and sanitised their hands before celebrating Communion, and again before distributing the bread. We will use wafers, and the common cup will remain suspended, for clear hygiene reasons. The words, ‘The body of Christ, keep you in eternal life’ will be said once to the whole congregation. For now, we will use the screen or service books / single use service sheets, which will be quarantined/destroyed after the service.