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Sunday Services - Public Worship To Restart

Updated: Jul 6, 2020

We are delighted that we will be able to offer public worship in the parish once again, albeit in a limited form. We are confident that we can do so safely, following the guidelines from the government and the Church of England. We will be conducting a simple Eucharist at St Dunstan’s Church at 9.30am on Sundays 12th July, 19th July, 26th July, 23rd August, and 30th August. We will conducting a Service of the Word at St Oswald's Church at 10.00am on Sundays 2nd, 9th, and 16th August.

Although these services will be open to the public, we will only be able to have a limited amount of people in the church in order to follow social distancing guidelines. This means there will be a maximum of 30 people allowed in the congregation at St Dunstan’s. These places will be allocated on a first come first served basis and a register will be kept so we know who has come along to each service.

If you would like attend one of these services, please let our Parish Administrator, Louise know either by telephoning 07928 833324 or emailing the office on by midday the Friday before each Sunday service. If there are no more places available, you will be offered a place for the following week. Unfortunately, if you do not book a place, you will not be able to attend.

Everyone is welcome to attend these services, from the very young to the very old. Family and household groups will be able to sit together. We do remind you that the over 70s and those with certain medical conditions are at a heightened risk of serious disease. Anyone who is amongst those who are ‘shielded’ should follow the latest government advice. Whilst we will follow the guidelines from the government and the Church of England, there will always be an element of risk. The decision to attend, however, is yours.

Further information can be found in the accompanying document ‘Public Worship from 12th July – What to Expect?’

Please note that we will be livestreaming the services on YouTube for the benefit of those who are unable to attend. For safeguarding and privacy reasons, we will not include members of the congregation in the broadcast. To avoid being included:

· A ‘holding screen’ will be used in the broadcast during the distribution of communion.

· Other than to receive communion, members of the congregation should stay behind the first row of pews to stay out of the camera angle.

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