Covid – 19 Special Arrangements

Covid – 19

Following the Lockdown information issued 3 January 2021, please keep looking on this page and site for changes to worship patterns during this week and for updates on service patterns of worship at St.Mary’s week by week.

 

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Coronavirus Notice – Church Services

Dear friends,

We are delighted to announce that St.Mary’s is open for public acts of worship each Sunday We  open our doors again for an 8-00am BCP service each Sunday and a 10-30am for a shortened Common Worship Eucharist lasting approximately 45 minutes.  As mentioned below, please email or contact Susie our Church Warden if you wish to attend one of these services as restrictions, for social distancing reasons , are still in place.

Services will look and feel differently as we must comply with all relevant guidelines to ensure we are ‘CoVid-19 Secure’ so that everyone can feel safe when we return. We ask you to read the attached letter carefully which aims to give you some idea of the measures we have taken to mitigate the risk of transmission of the virusand which outlines how the service will be conducted. We would like to assure you that a full risk assessment has been completed. A copy is available on our website.
You are most welcome to join us but, please note that, to satisfy the social distancing measures, there is a limit to the number of people we can accommodate in church at this time. It would be enormously helpful if you could indicate to Susie (church warden) if you intend to come to church by posting an email to her at “susiemapledoram@gmail.com
Blessings to you all and look forward to seeing you
The clergy and the church wardens

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Risk Assessment public

V10 COVID RISK ASSESSMENT – FEBRUARY 2021

Please would you note the following regarding school admissions

Important information regarding attendance registers at public worship for St Mary’s Church.

“During the current lockdown, churches are permitted to remain open. St Mary’s church will therefore continue to offer public worship at 8:00am and 10:30am each Sunday morning. All are welcome to attend subject to booking in with Susie Mapledoram – susiemapledoram@googlemail.com. So far, there has been no change in the guidance regarding recording church attendance for school admission purposes. The existing procedures as stated on both the school and the church websites therefore remain in place. Should these circumstances change, we will advise you as soon as possible”.

The attendance at St Mary’s public worship register will re-open on Sunday 3 January 2021. It is the parent / guardian’s responsibility to ensure that attendance is recorded by St Mary’s Church using the official channels on the day of attendance.

Booking in for all these services will be on a first come, first served basis until our numbers capacity is reached. This is currently up to a maximum of 50 people in total or 27 households / bubbles . You can book in by contacting Susie Mapledoram at susiemapledoram@googlemail.com<mailto:susiemapledoram@googlemail.com>. St Mary’s church will record any oversubscription requests and will prioritise for the next service.

The total number of attendances required for category 3 applications to St Mary’s for September 2021 will be based upon 35% of the total number of weeks that St Mary’s Church was open for public worship (as defined by guidance from The Church of England and Diocese of Manchester) within the calendar year of 2020 (rounded down to the nearest whole number), as per the amended admissions policy published on the school website (September 2020). This will equate to 5 attendances for the 2020 register. Only one attendance per week (Sunday to Saturday) is eligible.

If you have no attendances recorded on the St Mary’s Church records at present (ie prior to the first national lockdown in March 2020), then any attendances during December will not enable you to meet the required number of 5 for category 3 allocation for the 2021 admissions year.

Attendance registers for 2022 admissions open on January 1st 2021.

Diocesan and national advice has been issued about the recording of attendance at Church worship for school admission purposes. Please refer to either the Church or the School websites for further information”

To keep you up-to-date on latest developments, we will be posting information and prayer and worship resources for you to use on our website – http://www.stmarysprestwich.org , and, from time to time, on our Twitter account – @stmaryprestwich .

If you wish to contact us, our details are available on the website.

God bless you all. In love and prayer

The Clergy and the Church Wardens

If you are able please view the video link to YouTube which may help you with your prayers and devotions and will be available on Sunday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqC2JjsWzdI

Please pray for all people at this time and we hope the pdf. Booklet will be helpful.

Covid 19 prayer booklet 1

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