ST MARY’S PARISH CHURCH
CHANGE IN ARRANGEMENTS DUE TO OUR AREA DESIGNATION CHANGING BACK TO ‘LEVEL 3’.
As you will have heard, our area will, from Friday 11th December 2020 beredesignated as Level 3. This means a change to the maximum number of people who can attend a church service with effect from Sunday 13th December.
The church is still open for worship, although we can now revert to a maximum of 50 people being allowed in the sanctuary at any one time.
This includes those on duty, the minister and the organist. Therefore approximately 15 of the 50 people will be accounted for. This will leave space for 35 people approximately.
Bookings for Sunday services should still be made using the usual ‘booking system’.
Instructions for making bookings for the Christmas Eve Service can be found in the Parishioner or on the church website and Facebook page.
The maximum number of people allowed in the sanctuary for this service will also be limited to a maximum of 50.
When the number of people wishing to ‘book’ places for a Sunday service reaches 50, including the duty elders, minister and organist, we would suggest that because we have reached our legally allowed limit, we would be happy to book a place for them, and where appropriate their partners or household group, for the following Sunday service.
We will now revert to using all three entrances. This will
mean an increase in the number of elders required, but we will still aim to maximise places at services for other members of our congregation.
These arrangements will remain in place until we are informed otherwise!
J C Pears
8th December 2020