The change in the weather means that the Sunday service is moving indoors as of this week This is a welcome return to the church building, but there are changes, especially to how we move around the building. There are some differences from the recent outdoor services as well.
Jez's midweek video is an important introduction for how we will be using the church this autumn: https://vimeo.com/461033056
The service will be similar to those held outdoors, a short (ca. 30 mins) Service of the Word, without Communion.
Registering in advance: still required, and more important as the maximum number permitted inside the church is smaller than for outdoor services. Please use the updated form here, also linked via the button below.
Numbers: with the required 2m distancing, the church can seat 41 individuals from a maximum of 17 separate bubbles, including the Rector and his family. The 16 seating positions in the church are for 2-3 people each, but those from different bubbles have to sit in different places.
Room occupancy: BC public health also requires us to post maximum space occupancy numbers in each area to help maintain distancing - obviously, the vestry will hold fewer people safely than the nave. The limit for the narthex is 4, and 2 for the ramp/vestry area.
Direction of travel: Everyone will be entering the church via the door at the rear of the narthex (except step-free access via the fire door on the north side), and exiting via that fire door on the north side, nearest the pulpit.
Moving around a familiar space with unfamiliar new requirements will take some practice. The main things to remember with social distancing are to take time and give space.
if you have comments, questions or concerns, please do contact Jez or Anna.