Service Times

Service Times

Each Sunday

8.30 am
:
Holy Communion in Small Hall of Parish Centre.

11.00 am:
1st Sunday Holy Communion
2nd Sunday Morning Prayer
3rd Sunday Holy Communion
4th Sunday Service of The Word - Family Service
5th Sunday Morning Prayer

Key Safety Protocols - 6th Sept 2021 onwards

Friday, 11 December 2020

Noticeboard Sunday 13th December to 3rdJanuary 2021

 Noticeboard Sunday 13th December to 3rdJanuary 2021  

  

Sunday 6th December

 

8.30am - Holy Communion RETURNED to Church with social distancing measures in place.  Will not be on FACEBOOK live

   

11.00am - Morning Prayer RETURNED to Church with social distancing measures in place also on FACEBOOK live, please see note below *      

 

 

 Thursday 10th December

 

 8.00pm - Bible Study of following Sunday readings via Zoom details Wm. 4621044

 

 

Sunday 13th December

    

8.30am - Holy Communion RETURNED with social distancing measures in place.  Service will take place in Small Hall so the church will be sterile for 11am service. Will not be on FACEBOOK live

   

11.00am - Holy Communion RETURNED to Church with social distancing measures in place also on FACEBOOK live, please see note below

 

 

Thursday 17th December

 

8.00pm - Bible Study of following Sunday readings via Zoom details Wm. 4621044

 

 

Sunday 20th December

 

8.30am - Holy Communion RETURNED to Church with social distancing measures in place.  Will not be on FACEBOOK live

 

11.00am - The Nine (short) Lessons of Salvation (no sermon) RETURNED to Church with social distancing measures in place also on FACEBOOK live, please see note below *      

 

 

Christmas Arrangements subject to guidelines – Should we be permitted Congregate

 

Thursday 24th December – Christmas Eve

 

11.30pm - Christmas Eve Midnight Holy Communion in the main hall (for sanitisation to keep Church for Christmas Day).

 

 


Friday 25th December - Christmas Day

 

8.30am - Christmas Morning Holy Communion Service in the Small Hall (to keep church for 11am)

       

11.00am - Family Christmas Holy Communion Service with overflow audio speaker in Church Grounds or watching via FACEBOOK (please note the two Halls are not available due to use on Christmas Eve and at 8.30am).

 

Christmas Arrangements subject to guidelines – Should we be permitted Congregate

 

 

Sunday 27th December

 

11.00am – Morning Prayer on FACEBOOK live – NO Live Congregation

As none of the buildings will have had the required 3 days sanitising time.

 

 

Thursday 31st December

 

11.30pm  New Year’s Eve service in the Main Hall so that church will be sterile for following Sunday Service

 

 

Sunday 3rd January 2021

 

8.30am - Holy Communion RETURNED to Church with social distancing measures in place.  Will not be on FACEBOOK live

   

11.00am - Morning Prayer RETURNED to Church with social distancing measures in place also on FACEBOOK live, please see note below *      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please Note ALL Christmas Plans above are subject to change, and, must follow Public Health Guidelines set at time for the safety of all.

 

In Church Services suspended – Online only till we return to level 2 or lower as per Govt 5 stage roadmap

 

 

 

 

Notes:

 *On return to Church please be assured that while the services will still be posted online, only the Rector and the Ukulele player will feature on camera.

Since the start of the pandemic the clergy have been advised to receive the wine in Holy Communion on behalf of the congregation and I would quite understand if people want to receive the bread spiritually especially as you will be wearing facemasks indoors.

 

 

Please read re: reopening:
Once we return to level 2 or lower, or if Govt guidelines change. Only then will We plan on resuming with our 8.30am Holy Communion service without hymns. At this service we normally had less than fifteen people so we don’t anticipate that social distancing will be a problem, this service is quiet and meditative. As our 11.00am services resume I expect there will be some reluctance for parishioners to congregate.

We plan on having every third pew in use with two meters dividing non household members.

Photographs to give an idea of what social distancing at two meters will look like in church,

If numbers require, we can use our porch and vestry which are wired for sound and we also have the option of using our halls where we can broadcast the service live. We will use sheets instead of hymn books and prayer books. So, plans are in place for keeping everyone safe while still being able to come together as a parish community. As guidelines recommend facemasks should be worn while congregating indoors. Please see photos highlighting social distancing in Church. When people are exiting, we envisage opening both doors at entrance of church and will encourage people to leave the building quickly and have a chat outside in the open air. Regarding Holy Communion, I will wear a mask for the consecration and distribute in the aisle and I will quite understand if people want to receive spiritually.

 

 

All activities suspended till restrictions lifted

Bible Study will continue on zoom for now

 

All Services via Facebook Live till restrictions lifted

Link to service will be available on Parish website later in day of recording.

 

Guidance for religious services

 

From Department of the Taoiseach 

Published on 27 November 2020

Last updated on 27 November 2020

·     1. Duration of service

·     2. Choirs (as part of the service), chanting and congregational singing

·     3. Funerals and weddings

Special concession for Places of Worship to reopen for religious services at Level 3, from 1 December, in light of the upcoming Christmas period, to be reviewed in January.

This will allow for up to 50 worshippers to attend services with the following protective measures:

·     2 metre social distancing guidelines adhered to (members of the same household can sit/stand                  close together)

·     wearing of face coverings

·     where possible separate points of entrance and exit, clearly marked

·     no congregation by people outside the premises before and after any service

·     stewards on site to assist in this regard

Additional measures to be put in place to address overcrowding, to include scheduling additional services, increased stewarding and an advance booking system, where necessary.

Where the size of the premises allows for a capacity of greater than 50 this may be permitted only where:

·     social distancing guidelines are adhered to

·     the premises can be subdivided into distinct sections (cordoned or marked appropriately)                            of not more than 50 persons in each section

·     there is a minimum of 4 metres between sections

·     each section having its own entrance/exit route

·     there are separate arrangements for elements of the service involving close contact,                                    for example the distribution of Holy Communion

·     strictly no movement of people between sections before, during or after the service

·     the premises is well-ventilated

Duration of service

Services should not exceed one hour (this includes entrance and exit times) with at least one hour between services to allow for cleaning and ventilation and to avoid crowding/overlap.

 

Choirs (as part of the service), chanting and congregational singing

Specific guidance on this will be provided.

 

Funerals and weddings

Numbers permitted at these events remains at 25 (as per Level 3) for ceremony and reception.