Category Archive: Update from David

 

Reopening Our Church Buildings

Message on 25th July Dear Friends, I hope that you are well and coping with lockdown. I know it is a struggle for many of us to keep up to date with all the changing rules. I thank God that we live in such a beautiful place and amongst such kind neighbours. You may know that the government has given us permission to reopen the church buildings for public worship and the PCCs have been working to make that possible. We have not been rushing at it because there are many regulations to follow and many of us are not anxious to meet together just yet. Also, I will be on holiday for a time in August. However, there are also many who long to meet again to worship God, so we are planning our first services back in the church buildings in August. At 10am on Sunday 2nd August we will have our first service in All Saints, Churchill, and at 10am on Sunday 23rd August we will have our first service in St Andrew’s, Kingham. You are very welcome. For the time being, services in church will be limited in various ways to minimise the risk of infection. No doubt these rules will change over time, but to begin with:
  • we all should wear face coverings over our nose and mouth (except those under 11 years and those for whom it presents an additional risk)
  • we must sanitise our hands as we enter and leave the church building
  • we have to sit at least 2 metres (6 feet) away from anyone not in our own household (stewards and signs will help us find our places)
  • we are not permitted to sing together
  • when we have communion services we will share bread but not wine
On 2nd August we will be baptising Wilf Bassett, which is a great way to start back. On 23rd August we will have a simple service together. I do look forward to welcoming you to church very soon. If you would like to talk about any of this, please do call me. Yours faithfully, David Salter. Contact Information Church Office: 01608 652888, kinghamsam46@gmail.com The Vicar: 01608 658852 (home), david.w.salter@btinternet.com