GUIDANCE FOR THE LIFTING OF RESTRICTIONS IN CHURCH FROM JULY 19th 2021
My dear friends, as we all are aware from Monday 19th July, the government lifted most of the restrictions that we have had to adhere to in recent months. We have now received a letter from Bishop Richard and the Bishops Conference of England & Wales, to say that we can implement Step 4 Guidance. It is most important that we exercise caution in the implementation of this Step 4 Guidance.
These are the recommendations that we should follow:
We will continue to sanitise hands on entering churches and before liturgies, and sign in.
We have been advised to ensure the continued use of face coverings during the course of celebrations due to the rise and risk of infection at this time, for the protection of others.
Ventilating the buildings well, and also continue to maintain a good standard of cleaning
The good news is we have been able to remove the social distancing tapes and leave it to the discretion of parishioners that we continue to be considerate to others attending Mass.
Singing is back! But we will need to continue wearing our face masks.
There will no longer be a need for a one-way system in the Church.
We can have servers, readers, cantors and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. We will continue to receive Holy Communion under one kind. The Sign of Peace remains suspended, with a gesture without touching.
We can also use our church hall again with conditions of use. Groups will be responsible for cleaning and sanitising after use. Please contact the office for bookings. Seaford 01323 892427 Peacehaven 01273 583046
Last, but not least our very grateful thanks for the stewards and helpers in Seaford and Peacehaven who have kept our Church open. Without their total commitment to our safety we would not have been able to do this.
Every blessing, Deacon Colin