ST JOHN'S RESPONSE TO COVID-19 

Statement concerning church opening and closure during Covid-19 pandemic - Jan 2021

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, St John's parish church has sought to consistently review and update how we meet for public worship and private prayer.  At times, this has involved the closure of the church building, with suspension of services, or the opening for private prayer only.  

 

The current situation is being reviewed regularly in line with government requirements.  At present, we have suspended some services and placed others online only.  However, we are still maintaining an in-person service at 11am on Sunday mornings with an optional Eucharist.  

 

These decisions have been made following careful review of risk assessments and procedures for safe entry, exit, track and trace, distancing and hygiene within the church building, and in light of the spiritual life of those who attend.  These assessments will be kept under constant review over the coming weeks and months.

Services:

Sunday 11am - Service of the Word, followed by optional communion, in person, in church. Any overflow will be directed to the Parish Room. Social distancing and hygiene measures should be maintained, including the wearing of a mask unless exempt.

Sunday's Zest services will now be online. On our Sunday Resources page you will find the service video, readings and weekly crafts.

Wednesday Holy Communion is postponed until further notice.

The church building will be open for private prayer on Wednesdays from 10am-4pm, and Sundays after the service, until 4pm. Social distancing and hygiene measures should be maintained, including the wearing of a mask unless exempt.

During this time we will produce an alternative, online version of the weekly Parish Notes.

 

 

For more the latest information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) please visit 
www.nhs.ukcoronavirus-covid-19/ and www.gov.uk/coronavirus

For the latest information from the Church of England, please visit 

www.churchofengland.org/coronavirus

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St John the Divine, Menston Parish Church,
Burley Lane, Ilkley LS29 6EU
Registered Charity Number 11236532

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