St John’s The Evangelist Church Palmers Green
Update on Church Openings from The London Diocese.
Date 27th June 2020
We wanted to send you an update with regards to our Church being open for Private Prayer.
We are following the guidelines set by the Church of England and the Government so the Church will look very different from the way it looks for our usual services and there will be certain restrictions to help keep you as safe as possible and to allow us to open. Please only come if you feel it is safe for you to do so.
This means the Parish Centre is closed, there are no toilet facilities and parts of the church are cordoned off.
Everyone is welcome, but please understand that we have the following expectations:
Please wear a mask and keep a safe social distance at all times.
You will need to sign in just in case we need to contact you about a covid incident.
You will need to sanitise your hands as you enter and as you exit.
Children are welcome but they must remain with their adult at all times.
You may have to wait to pray; an area has been marked for you to socially distant queue.
You will need to enter and exit from different doors. If you have mobility issues and need to come in a different entrance this is possible but unfortunately stewards are not able to physically assist you.
Please only touch surfaces in the church that you need to touch.
If you want to light a prayer candle, please ask a steward who will do this for you.
Don’t let the restrictions and distractions stop you praying, remember God delights in meeting you through prayer.
Please understand that this isn’t a time for you to meet Rev Julie, but a time for private prayer. If Rev Julie is in the church she is probably there for other parish purposes.
You might know that the Government has made an announcement for churches to prepare to open. This will take a while to organise and we have been advised not to rush this process. In the meantime St John’s will only be open for private prayer: Sunday 10.30am-12.30pm and Thursday 10am-11am. We will let you know of any changes to this, as we depend on volunteer stewards to keep our church open for private prayer.
We will continue to keep you informed as to when and how we intend to open our church up for services.
Thank you so much for your understanding.
With love and prayers,
The Comms Team
For thr Roles and Responsibilities of Stewards document please check here.
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