We are making some adjustments to procedures at our services of Holy Communion at All Saints’ commencing on Sunday 19th September, and these are listed below.
We encourage the continued use of face coverings in our church, aside from when receiving communion or when leading aspects of our worship.
The North & South doors of the church will remain open during the service for ventilation.
Hand sanitiser is available for use on entry to the building, with service books, sheets and hymn books to collect from the table, and where the plate to receive the collection is placed.
There is a space of 1meter between the individual seats in the nave. If families and groups wish to sit together they can join more of these together in sequence. Members of the congregation are invited to come forward to the altar (by the churchwardens or other appointed person) in groups of 4 to receive the consecrated host (wafer of bread) or a blessing. You are asked not to kneel, but to remain standing where indicated by the placement of markers on the altar steps.
Those unable to come forward to the altar will have the host or blessing brought to them at their seat, hopefully having chosen an accessible location in the nave on a seat adjoining the aisles.
Congregational hymns, only to be sung by those wearing face coverings, are restored to the music played during the service, and all are invited to send the Rector suggestions / requests of your favourite hymns in advance for selection.
Refreshments are available for those who wish to remain after the service has concluded. These are served from a table next to the North door with the option of taking it into the churchyard or remaining distanced within the church.
All Saints Church Plumtree Road, Cotgrave Nottingham NG12 3HT