Services during COVID

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Services during COVID

Because of the severity of the COVID outbreak, all services will be online only for the moment. As we are now in lockdown, we ask that if you do attend in person you book (see details below) and observe the safety requirements, including wearing a mask, going straight to your seat and not travelling to church in a car with others outside your household/support bubble, or sitting in a pew with those outside your household/support bubble.

Returning to church and attending from home

When we do return to church we will obviously keen to keep everyone as safe as possible and need to follow the Government and Church of England Guidance.  We also recognise that many people will not feel safe entering an enclosed space like St Andrew’s yet.  


 

For the next few months

While we are in lockdown services will only be online.


In the future, if you intend to join us in person, please book in before 7pm on the Saturday before the service giving your name, contact number* and number of people attending from your household or bubble by emailing secretary@nschurch.org.uk, texting 07588594410 or facebook messaging @standrews.northswindon.  (We will only be able to take the first 10 households who register and children will need to sit with their parents at all times. If you have a bubble larger than 4 people we will need to reduce the number of pews available to others.)   Please also print and fill in this contact consent form and bring it with you if you haven't already done so. Please note we need this consent even if you have filled in the standard church consent form. For privacy details, see the COVID-19 privacy notice.

The words will be projected onto a screen but if you would rather read them from paper, please print them off at home and bring them with you.  You’ll find them here.

You are required to wear a face covering at all times when in the church building, except when taking communion. Each communicant should extend their hands to receive Holy Communion, with face covering in place. They should then lower or unloop the face covering, consume the consecrated bread (and wine if used) and replace the face covering before returning to their seat.

Or, if you’d rather stay at home, join us using the normal Zoom link.

 

What it's like in the building

Things are different from usual now we're back in church: this video gives a quick guided to tour to what will have changed when you arrive.

* This is for the Government's Track and trace requirements.  Details will be kept 21 days only and not be used for any other purpose.


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