Reopening for worship from Sunday 8th August.
We are planning a return to Sunday services from the 8th of August 2021 – here is what you need to know!
Please aim to arrive between 10:30 and 10:40, the service will start promptly at 10:45. You will be asked to sanitise your hands (or provide your own sanitiser if you have reactions or allergies to any brands), and to provide a name and contact number for tracing purposes.
Whilst the Welsh Government rules on social distancing look like changing from a requirement to advice as of the 7th of August, it will remain church policy to operate a system of social distancing for the foreseeable future (reduced from the current 2-meters to 1.5). Please do not move chairs or change seats once you have been seated.
Out of respect to others attending, masks will be required to be worn unless you are exempt for health reasons.
Numbers will be limited to 15 due to social distancing and the space available therefore to be certain of a seat, it is advisable to book a place in advance by emailing me on firstname.lastname@example.org . It is not a requirement to book in, you can just turn up on the day between 10:30 and 10:40 and if there is space you can join us. However, if we are at capacity, and as much as we would dearly want to have you with us, we may have to turn you away.
As we return, to start with the decision has been made not to serve tea and coffee although this will be under constant review. It is hoped that our hospitality can recommence just as soon as it feels safe to do so. Please feel free to bring your own if you wish, (flask/water etc.) however the kitchen will not be available at any time.
Singing may be permitted gently through masks, but only if the local/county infection rates are low. This decision will be taken on the day.
Whilst children are, and always will be welcome at Llanelwy Community Church, in the short term we are unable to offer creche or children’s church facilities. However, children will be children, and whilst the sound of little voices during a service is always a blessing, we would ask that children are not permitted to wander around due to social distancing considerations.
Toilet facilities will be available, but we ask that sanitation wipes (provided) are used on door handles and any contact points if these are used.
At the end of the service, it is asked that people do not congregate inside the building to socialise. This, just as for our tea and coffee provision, will be under constant review.
Thankfully, the Holy Spirit is exempt from all the above, I pray that He will make His home amongst us!
Paul Asbridge. (Minister, Llanelwy Community Church).