COVID-19 Coronavirus Information
COVID-19 Parish Information
UPDATE 23rd Dec 2020 – We are looking forward to welcoming people to our Christmas Services in Church and Online.
Following the Government announcement moving us into tier 4 from Boxing day, we are reminding all those who can, to wear a mask or face covering when attending Church Services. This will now include the outdoor Crib Service.
Please use the links below for information on this current situation.
Worship from Home
In light of the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic and limited services at this time, the Church of England has put together some useful resources to enable worship from home
If you are having to self-isolate, then we have a webpage with information on how you can worship from home.
Re-open for Private Prayer
Following the revised Government guidance during this COVID-19 pandemic, we are delighted that the PCC have agreed to open St. Alban’s Church for private prayer.
With the resuming of Sunday Services from the 9th August and to allow us to maintain a COVID safe environment, the Church will now only be open on 1 day each week for private prayer.
Private Prayer – Thursdays between 1pm – 3pm
When attending the Church, please observe the precautions that we have all become accustomed to, including social distancing and the use of hand gel which will be made available, on both entering and exiting the Church. Specific details to enable safe use of the church are given on the entrance doors and inside the building.
Both the main entrance and rear doors will be left open during the above periods, to enable both accessible access for all and a one-way system through the church.
For your safety, we ask that you remain in the nave during your private prayer and that you do not move the chairs from their marked positions on the floor or venture into taped off areas.
Thank you and God bless.
Resuming Sunday Services in Church
We are delighted to let you know that we have resumed Sunday Services at 9.30 am each week.
To comply with the Church of England and Government guidance on public worship the services will be very different from what we are used to and, because of social distancing measures, limited numbers will be able to attend on any given week.
If you would like to attend please book through the parish office by 2pm on each Wednesday.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01293 344 860 on Wednesday only.
Please be sure to wait for confirmation that you been booked in if you email or ring and leave a message. Please give a contact number for confirmation and for track and trace records. If, following the service you find you have symptoms, please let us know.
Due to the limited numbers we are able to fit into the church this will be on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis. If capacity is reached you may be asked to wait until the following week. Online services will continue for those who are unable to attend.
Face coverings by all those attending is now compulsory for places of worship, from the 8th of August, as per government guidlines issued on the 31st July.
There will not be toilet facilities available at the present time, neither will there be a Junior Church or crèche provision.
See the end of this email for more information about how the services will be arranged.
Due to the current to the current situation with Coronavirus COVID-19, there will be no Mother’s Union activities or meetings until further notice. The current programme is suspended for the time being.