October 2022 – These are our current procedures for regular worship. Any larger events with high numbers will be individually risk assessed with infection control as a key consideration. We continue to keep a vigilant eye on local figures and take advice from Kirklees Public Health team.
Current Covid Procedures
Refreshments Coffee/tea are served after church and our regular monthly Coffee Morning event has returned to the first Saturday of each month.
Masks Mask wearing is optional in church. We will continue to keep a supply of masks in church for anyone who would like to use one. If you arrive at an event and it is busier than you expected and you would like to mask, please just ask.
Hand Sanitiser We will continue to offer hand sanitiser at the entrance to church.
Communion On Sunday October 2nd 2022 we re-introduced the receiving of communion wine from the common cup. Gluten free bread is also available. Please note individuals cannot dip their own bread into the chalice as this is the highest risk method for the spread of infection. It is the choice of each individual as to whether they wish to receive both the bread and the wine or just the bread. In the teaching of the Anglican Church it is understood that receiving in one kind (bread only) is still full communion. Even before the pandemic of 2020 it was standard practice to encourage communicants to abstain from the common cup if they were aware of carrying an infection or being particularly clinically vulnerable, to avoid the spreading of illness through community. We ask all who wish to receive to be mindful of their own vulnerabilities and those of others when deciding if to receive from the common cup.
Sharing the Peace You may wish to return to sharing the peace with a handshake, but please be sensitive to one another. A sign of peace is always welcome, but a handshake or hug may not be.
If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.
Full details of weekly services can be found here
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