1 week ago
I hope you've all had a restful summer.
This Sunday sees the return of our Cafe Church service. As before this will be held in The Spring and will start at 11am.
We remain cautious with the current Covid situation and will therefore be doing the following:
- Providing hand sanitiser
- Providing track and trace details
- Encouraging the use of face masks (when not drinking or having a piece of cake)
- Asking if you can take a seat once you've collected your drinks, rather than standing to chat
- Mingling outside after the service (weather permitting, and safely without spilling into the road!)
- Limiting numbers to 60 people. This is a safety measure in 2 ways; both to reduce the spread of covid, but also as it is the maximum seated capacity in the Spring!
I'm aware we all have lots going on, and that continued "restrictions" add to that mental work load, but please feel encouraged that every positive action we take to protect others is a brilliantly simple and effective way of showing God's love to others.
One other thing that will be different is the use of service sheets. There will be some printed versions, but we are hoping most people will be able to scan the QR code and get the service sheet on their phones. Not only is this good for the planet, but also much more Covid safe!!
Our 9:30 am service will be on as usual too, and this will also be streamed (also as usual). Our 11 am service at St. Paul's is also going ahead as normal.
I hope you are able to get along to a service, either in person or virtually.
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Sandal Magna Parish was sharing a COVID-19 update.
1 month ago
I hope you’re enjoying the summer and have been able to take a break and get some rest.
As we continue to transition out of the pandemic to living with Covid I just wanted to make you aware of the latest for how Sandal Magna is operating. As always we have made decisions with the aim to make everyone feel safe, welcome and included, as well as taking on board the latest government advice and guidance.
We have discussed at length with the archdeacon about how we can reintroduce wine to our communion services. Unfortunately there isn’t currently a solution that is safe enough to allow for the sharing of the wine, so we will continue to stick to just bread (wafers) for now. If anything changes we will let you know via Facebook, announcements and the newsletter
From September there will be some form of Sunday school. We don’t want to walk before we can run, and given the uncertainty with numbers this is likely to be one single group to start with. If there is suddenly a lot of families back (which would be awesome), we will look to adjust quickly and have separate groups for different ages.
Cafe church is returning from 2nd Sunday in September! We are really excited to start this up again, so hopefully you are excited to come back to it. Again, so that we are as covid safe as possible there will be an upper limit on numbers (60 people), but please be aware this is simply the total number of seats in the Spring, so it’s just as much a practical restriction as it is a health and safety one. As with all our other services we will be encouraging people to wear face masks.
From September the times of services are changing slightly to accommodate a return to a fuller service structure. From 5th September the service times will be:
- 9:30am, traditional service (St. Helen’s)
- 11:00am, contemporary service (St. Helen’s)
- 11:00am, service at St. Paul’s
Apologies for dumping a lot of information all at once. If you’ve got any questions at all please just ask.
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Thanks for an update. Look forward to returning church soon!
Just asking, are track and trace and masks obligatory?
1 month ago
A really exciting day planned by Sarah Cutts to celebrate a fantastic area in our parish.
If you are able please come along to support the dayWe are so excited about Portobello Centenary Gala Party on Wednesday, 25 August. Put it in your diary and get ready for a great day out. #TNLComFund #EarthFestWfd #WERawson ... See MoreSee Less
Apologies, but due to a technical issue we will not be able to stream the services this morning.
During August, there will just be a 10am in person service at St Helen’s which will not be streamed.
We will be back fully refreshed with 10am and 11am services, both streamed, from the beginning of September. ... See MoreSee Less
You’re welcome to join us safely in the building at 11am this morning for Contemporary Worship or if you can’t be there in person, you can join online ... See MoreSee Less
Please join us in person at 10am this morning for our Traditional Worship service, or online. ... See MoreSee Less