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The Covid-19 Winter Plan allows places of worship to open for congregation in all tiers. In tier one, the rules say: “Open, but cannot interact with more than six people.” For tiers two and three, the rules are identical: “Open, but cannot interact with anyone outside household or support bubble.” The Winter Plan states: “The Government . . . recognises the significant sacrifices that people of all faiths have made this year; restrictions have been in place over a number of religious celebrations and observances, and it is thanks to these sacrifices that it has been possible to control the virus. Communal worship will be possible for all faiths in all three tiers, and faith leaders continue to play a key role, consulting on how to make religious practice as safe as possible.”
This is a time of real uncertainty for everyone and the Church will continue to be central to the life of our community in bringing light and hope in any way we can.
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE CURRENT NATIONAL LOCKDOWN & COVID STATISTICS, WE FEEL IT IS UNSAFE TO BE ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO LEAVE THEIR HOMES. HENCE, WE HAVE DECIDED THAT ALL THE CIRCUIT CHURCHES WILL BE CLOSED FOR WORSHIP & PRIVATE PRAYER FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE. THIS WILL BE REVIEWED IN A FEW WEEKS TIME. THE CHURCHES WILL BE OPEN FOR FUNERALS SHOULD THEY BE NEEDED.
ONLINE SERVICES WILL CONTINUE TO BE BROUGHT TO YOU FROM STOKESLEY & GREAT AYTON.
PLEASE REFER TO THE CIRCUIT PLAN TO SEE WHEN & WHERE THE SERVICES WILL TAKE PLACE - View
THE CHURCH REMAINS OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER ON FRIDAY MORNINGS, SO THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICAL DISTANCING, HYGIENE AND SAFETY WILL APPLY & GUIDANCE WILL BE GIVEN IN THE WEEKLY NOTICES AS WELL AS ON SIGNAGE AS YOU COME INTO CHURCH.
THE SERVICES ON SUNDAY 17th JANUARY WILL TAKE PLACE IN A FORMAT THAT FOLLOWS THE PROTOCOLS WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED TO USE
(Please go to the Circuit Website for services from Rev Andrew Robinson & our Local Preachers – https://www.stokesleymethodistcircuit.org.uk/news/join-us-at-home.html )
You can also follow us on our Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/stokesleymethodistcircuit/
PLEASE BE MINDFUL OF THOSE IN OUR CONGREGATION WHO ARE HOUSE-BOUND, ELDERLY, VULNERABLE, ISOLATED …
IF YOU CAN GIVE THEM A LIFELINE, A REASSURING PHONE CALL, ANY PASTORAL ASSISTANCE POSSIBLE, WE WILL BE VERY GRATEFUL.
SHOULD YOU NEED ANY ADVICE PLEASE CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE (TEL: 01642 713130)
OR REV ANDREW ROBINSON (TEL: 01642 710358 / MOB: 07718 516236)
OR SEND US A MESSAGE USING OUR WEBSITE ‘CONTACT US’ PAGE
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