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St Andrews

Arrangements for Sunday services

St. Andrew’s, Gorleston-on-Sea

ARRANGEMENTS FOR SUNDAY SERVICES IN THE CHURCH BUILDING

Sunday Services in the church building will resume on Sunday 6th December 2020 with a service at 10am. This will also be live streamed via St Andrew's YouTube channel and on Zoom to enable those preferring not to come to the church building to take part.

Current guidance for those attending services in the church building:

  • Social distancing must be observed and under the current tier 2 restrictions people are not to mix with anyone not in their household or support bubble while inside the building.
  • Whilst there are pre-recorded hymns as part of the service, they are for listening to, not singing along to.
  • After the service please leave the building promptly to allow folk to undertake our cleaning and closing down procedures

Please take time to read the following information:

  • Entering and leaving the church building

Entry into the church building at 9.50am will be through the Main Door on the north side (the car park side). Other open doors are for ventilation. Leaving the church building will be via the main Chapter House Door. This arrangement allows for disabled access and the use of toilet facilities at the end of the service. The Chapter House itself will not be in use but can be entered as a route to access the disabled toilet.

  • Face masks

The wearing of face masks in the church building is now mandatory.

  • Singing

A service may include music, hymns or songs but at present congregational singing is not allowed in church buildings. (Quietly humming or “singing in your heart” is a way to engage with those aspects of the service).

  • Giving

Any form of giving is most welcome. For those wanting to support the church financially a plate will be positioned for the collection of cash and envelops. In order to minimise the handling of cash we are in the process of installing a credit/debit card reader in the church building. Donations to St. Andrew’s can also be made online using the St. Andrew’s church website or the Diocesan website which has a facility that allows you to donate to any church.

  • General

A level of cleaning will be done in preparation for services in the church building and hand sanitizer will be available. Seating will be arranged to allow for social distancing.

  • Track and Trace

In addition to the instructions above, a register will be kept of those attending church for the purposes of ‘Track and Trace’.