St John's News (20 July) including guidance for Sunday services

Dear friends,

Monday has been described as "Freedom Day." Despite this, we have been asked to remain cautious. What does this mean for us in St John's Church?

Firstly, please do come along to church! As the body of Christ, we are called by God to worship together.

Secondly, in order to respect the wellbeing of others, we would be grateful if you could please follow these guidelines.

1. You are free not to wear a mask in church, but you may wish to continue to do so in order to reduce possible transmission of the virus to others.
2. If you decide to not wear a mask, please respect a good social distance to keep others safe.
3. You are free now to sing along - but if you do wish to sing, please do so from behind a mask. You can take it off afterwards.
4. If you decide to wear a mask, please feel free to remove it from time to time if you wish to demist your glasses or to get some air. Also continue to maintain social distance as much as possible.
5. Hand gel will continue to be available.
6. Please refrain from handshaking and physical touch as much as possible.

Masks are available at the church if you wish to wear one and forget your own. We will also leave the track and trace system in place for the time being.

This Sunday we meet to worship together at 10:30am. Hope to see you there. We will stream the service online.

Don't forget we also meet to pray online using Zoom each Saturday at 9:00am (Click or, load Zoom and use Meeting ID: 685 295 1296 and Password: 816262).

Finally, a prayer to remind us where true and perfect freedom and safely lie ...

O God, who art the author of peace and lover of concord,
in knowledge of whom standeth our eternal life,
whose service is perfect freedom:
Defend us, thy humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies;
that we, surely trusting in thy defence,
may not fear the power of any adversaries;
through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

From the Book of Common Prayer

Best wishes,

Tue 20 Jul 2021