A message from Jon Harcourt:
Following the guidelines issued by the government and further clarification, churches are being allowed to open for communal worship.
We at St Edmunds will be open as usual this Wednesday 6th January for Celebrate the Epiphany at 12.15pm, with Fr John Oakes presiding.
Sundays as usual 11a.m, with Fr Darren Smith this week.
HOWEVER, to do this we must follow the strict guidelines on social distancing we announced last Sunday:
Masks/face coverings worn at all times; sanitise your hands entering/leaving church;
Into church and straight to your pew – no engagement with others;
For Communion please only leave the pew when there is a space behind the black/yellow distance lines;
Back to your pew safely;
After the service please do not mingle or hang around, but leave the church immediately.
These measures are necessary, and we all must be aware that the care for ourselves and others makes these restrictions necessary, and we will review the situation at all times.
We fully understand if you feel that for the moment you will not be able to travel on buses or join with us for our services: take care – stay safe
God be with you till we meet again.