We are very pleased to resume being able to provide a venue for worship that is open to all.
The following information is a guide to participation at our services, especially highlighting elements that are different from the way we have traditionally worshipped together.
The government has made it mandatory to wear a face covering / mask in a range of indoor venues, including places of worship, unless you have a legitimate reason not to do so.
On arrival you will be invited to sanitise your hands and then be directed to a seat. We may ask for your contact details for NHS contact tracing purposes.
Please remain seated throughout the service.
Music, on the organ & recorded, may be played before the service and at other points. Please do not sing along.
The Ministry of the Word
The readings for the day and the sermon will be read in church, or may have been recorded at home and if so will played over our speakers.
Please respond verbally to the words of the Peace, but do not physically pass the Peace with anyone.
Communion will be in one kind only and the wafers will have been kept in a ciborium that has been sealed for 72 hours until the point when Communion is administered.
Although the symbolism of receiving Communion in both kinds is good, and normal practice, the Church has always taught that you receive the fullness of the sacrament if you receive in one kind. For many Christians this has always been normal practice.
Please stay in your places to receive Communion.
The priest will again sanitise his/her hands, and bring Communion to you in your place.
Face coverings need not be worn by worshippers when they consume the consecrated bread.
If you wish to receive the host please cup your open hands as the priest approaches your chair. It will be dropped into your hands from silver service tongs to avoid contact.
If you wish to receive a blessing instead keep your hands by your sides or in your lap.
If you don’t want either, please cross your arms over your chest when the priest approaches you to indicate this.
At the end of the service please remain in your places until invited to move. We will depart in a reverse order to that in which we were seated:
Please take away any newsletter, but leave the service booklet on your seat.
A plate will be placed by the door for a collection on departure.
Please observe all other government advice, including keeping an appropriate distance from one another, as you leave.
All Saints Church Plumtree Road, Cotgrave Nottingham NG12 3HT