Message from Revd Dr Simon Gill
to say our churches are re-opening for Sunday worship soon. Please see below for further details. There are quite a number
of new rules we need to follow to keep each other safe. Online services and recordings sent by post will continue as before
at the moment.
How we conduct our services safely - please
read carefully as we are having to change quite a few of the normal ways we operate. The Covid restrictions in place
mean we still have to socially distance in church, which means 2 metres if possible.
The virus is known to spread much more easily indoors than outside and close social contact is the key cause, so
to keep each other safe we will as much as possible go back to the traditional way of being church for the time being - inside
the building we keep quiet and pray as we gather and leave, all social interaction please to be outside the building (at a
Until the government eases restrictions further,
we are not allowed to serve refreshments or greet each other with physical contact. As the services are short, we are planning
to keep the toilets closed, to minimise contact with surfaces, handles, etc. Where we easily can, we will use digital projection
for our services to minimise the handling of booklets (Longstanton and Willingham).
Otherwise we will place service sheets in the pews at spacing that is safe to use. At the end of the service, please
leave these sheets where they are in the pews - please don't bring them to the back. If you have one, please bring your
own Bible to church and take it home again with you. Ideally an NIV translation. I have several Gideon's Bibles to give
away if you need one. Please don't travel to a neighbouring village to go to church.
Much though I would normally encourage this, it is likely to mean we will have numbers too large to safely distance
if we do this. Services will still be online as normal. Despite all the restrictions - I look forward to being back in church
the moment the church is open each day between 9:30am and 6:00pm for individual private
prayer. We are asked to ensure that when entering and leaving the church building, we use the hand
sanitizers to wash our hands as well as respect the current
social distancing rules.