Coronavirus (COVID 19)

– PUBLIC WORSHIP REINSTATED –

Whilst Government guidance has been revised to allow certain activities to take place in church buildings, it is still vital that the necessary hygiene and social distancing precautions are kept in place in order to protect the NHS and save lives.

Times for Church Services and Church Open for Private Prayer 

Sunday

8.00am              Parish Eucharist

10.00am            Parish Eucharist

6.30pm.             Evening Prayer

Wednesday

9.15am.               Eucharist

 

Everyone who wishes to enter this building for public worship is welcome. You can enter on your own or with members of your immediate household. Numbers will be limited to allow for social distancing and necessary hygiene measures. Please be patient if this means you have to wait.

We confirm we have read and complied with the government’s guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19 in places of worship.

What we have done:

  • We have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment
  • We have cleaning, hand cleansing and hygiene procedures in place, in line with government guidance
  • We have taken all reasonable steps to help everyone maintain a 2m distance between different users of our church

What we expect you to do:

  • Refrain from entering if you are feeling unwell or have experienced any COVID-19 symptoms in the past seven days
  • Take responsibility for your own safety and that of your household and other people by maintaining social distancing and observing all hygiene measures
  • Ensure children are supervised at all times

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Fr. Owain on: (01663) 743225 or email: vicar@newmillschurch.co.uk

 

We have included a page which includes Home Worship Resources for you to use in the comfort of your own home.

Please be assured that Fr. Owain continues to pray for the community of New Mills. If you would like to submit a prayer you can do by filling out the Prayer Request Form here.

Helpful Reminders

 We are being asked to remember so much, and to make so many changes to our normal patterns of life.  Church life is no different, so the following reminders may be helpful if you are joining us for public worship.

Refrain from entering if you are feeling unwell or have experienced any COVID-19 symptoms in the past ten days

Take responsibility for your own safety and that of your household and other people by maintaining social distancing and observing all hygiene measures

Ensure children are supervised at all times

Hand Sanitiser – must be used on entry & exit, and before receiving Communion

Do not touch anything others may touch or have touched

Test & Trace – Please also refer to the Covid-19 Data Privacy Notice on the information desk

  • You are invited to complete a confidential Test and Trace form for each service you attend
  • These will be stored safely and destroyed after 21 days
  • Your personal information will only be disclosed if a case of coronavirus is linked to the church

Social Distancing – wherever possible, keep 2 metres (6 ½ ft) from others

Face Coverings must be worn

One Way System – Please follow the large red directional arrows around church

  • Entry via the West Door
  • Move along centre aisle (access to NW side aisle seats via the Lady Chapel)
  • Distribution – Please return to your seats via the Lady Chapel, NW aisle and back along the centre
  • Exit via South West Door

Seating – Seating is available for 20 downstairs and 20 in the gallery

  • Only sit on or near the yellow X on pews. Each cross is 2+ metres from the next
  • Do not sit on pew ends by aisles – these put those walking along aisles at risk
  • Do not sit in the cordoned off pews
  • Please do not move seats once you’ve sat down
  • Please do not sit with others from outside your household/social bubble

Orders of Service

  • Will be placed in every available seat
  • Household/social bubble – additional sheets will be brought to you
  • Dispose of your order of service at the end

Rota’s – All rotas are currently suspended except for the following:

  • Readings – a paper copy of the reading will be placed on the lectern

Key holders – no one should enter the building at any time outside of public worship except:

  • Clergy – to perform duties and responsibilities for prayer and worship
  • Church Wardens – to perform duties and responsibilities for the maintenance of the building
  • Organists – to practice and maintain the organ and with the choir for practice