Services at Church over the coming weeks
After a time of reflection and conversation, the Vicar and Church Wardens have concluded that it is right to keep the church open for services over the next couple of weeks, with a regular review as to how the situation is looking. If you are vulnerable or shielding, then please stay at home and use the Spiritual Communion resources at the back of PewNews.
Current Guidelines for Public Worship
We need to continue to work hard to ensure that our parish buildings and gatherings remain COVID-Secure as we move into a stricter lockdown. Please follow the notices on arrival and listen to the ushers’ instructions. Hand sanitiser is to be used at the door and when using the toilet facilities and face coverings are to be always worn (unless you are leading the service, a member of choir or reading a lesson). Please remember to give each other space, not to socialise and leave the church promptly when instructed to do so.
Temporary Shortening of our Sunday Worship
We have taken the decision to shorten our Sunday services and reduce the number of choir members singing and altar servers. For the time being we will only have one reading and the gospel and no intercessions, a choir of six and no deacon and subdeacon. These are only temporary changes due to lockdown restrictions to reduce the service to a hour in duration. We have also taken the decision not to have flowers so that our teams of volunteers do not need to be making unnecessary journeys to the church.
We are supporting the NHS' Test & Trace.
As a result, we ask for you to 'check in' to All Saints by scanning the site QR code with the NHS Test and Trace app. If you are unable to register with the app, you can give your details to our Churchwardens*.
Hand Sanitising Stations
Hand sanitising stations are available at the entrance and throughout the church, please do use them.
We are operating a one-way system of entrance and exit to the building.
Please enter via the West Doors. All other entrances and exits to the building will remain closed. This route will be continually monitored to ensure everyone’s safety.
When visiting, please follow the Government’s guidance, which includes:
- To wear a face mask or covering unless medically exempt;
- To practice social distancing;
- To remember that if you or a member of your household is unwell, to stay at home.
- Toilet facilities are available. Please sanitise your hands both before and after use.
- The Office is currently closed to visitors.
* Data that is collected by All Saints Hove for NHS Test and Trace will only be shared with NHS Test and Trace in the event of a local COVID-19 outbreak and to help minimise the transmission of COVID-19 and support public health and safety. To support NHS Test and Trace, records are held for 21 days. This reflects the incubation period for COVID-19 (which can be up to 14 days) and an additional 7 days to allow time for testing and tracing. After 21 days, this information is securely destroyed. If you have further questions please email: firstname.lastname@example.org