Arrangements for services from 1st May

COVID infection rates are beginning to fall from their all-time high but they continue to be at very high levels in our region. As you will know, many people of our church family, who have avoided catching COVID since the start of the pandemic have caught it in the last few weeks. Therefore, the COVID group have assessed that for May, we need to maintain our current restrictions which are:

If you test positive or have COVID symptoms, which these days include cold-like symptoms, do not attend a service or any other church activity.

It is no longer be necessary to wear a face covering in church although if you wish to continue to wear one, you should feel free to do so. This is permission rather than an instruction! We will continue to use every other pew.

Communion will continue to be wafers served to you in your seat by the minister.

It is no longer necessary to wear a face covering when enjoying refreshments after the service and the hall maximum safe capacity has been increased. However, please sit at a table of no more than six people, when you have received your coffee/tea as this is still safer than standing in groups.

The St Andrew’s Covid Planning Group will review these arrangements again in May. We thank everyone for their continued cooperation and understanding.

St Andrew’s Covid Planning Group

what to expect as you come to church:

  • Sunday services will be open to more people, with alternate pews available for the congregation; a maximum of 6 people or 2 households in one pew.

  • Congregational singing will be possible to music which may be from recorded sources.

  • Communion will continue to be with wafers only served to you in your seat by the minister.

  • Refreshments will be served in the Church Hall after the Sunday morning service.

For those who do not want to or cannot come to a live church service please read on

We have reluctantly decided to stop the live streaming of the Sunday morning service due to the poor quality of our link to the internet from church. We will continue to record the service for streaming shortly afterwards on our YouTube pages.

Here's a link to the YouTube Church video page

Here's a link to the Facebook Church Prayer video page

  • If you’re not yet on Facebook, then why not set up an account, and get involved so you can pick up news and keep in contact especially if you’re feeling isolated.
  • You don't need to subscribe to YouTube to take part.
  • If you need help on how to use Facebook to watch video this website might be helpful.
  • If you have a casting device like Google Chromecast or similar you can cast to your TV for a better viewing experience.