Worship Onsite – COVID Summer 2022

On Site Worship Arrangements

These protocols have been considered and revised in light of the national lifting of COVID restrictions.

Thank you for your understanding of the changing arrangements for worship over the last two years; each season has been different. With the lifting of all public restrictions it still remains true that different people are comfortable with different arrangements. We are committed to respecting differing views and we want everyone to feel comfortable in our churches so that we can all worship in heart and mind. All our buildings are roomy, well ventilated, and allow for distanced seating for those who wish it.

Masks are no longer obligatory but some people choose to wear one. All people distributing communion will wear a mask and many congregation members choose to do so at that point.

Hand sanitiser is available at the entrance doors and we advise that you use it on entry and exit to the building, and before taking communion.

Seating is a choice of distanced or ‘normally’ spaced. In St Mary’s Kidlington all the seats in the central nave will be normally spaced. The seats on the raised wooden platform in the south aisle will be socially distanced; if you want to move a chair so that you are more comfortable please feel completely free to do so. We have re-routed our entry and exit processions so that there will be no singing in procession past the people sitting in the socially distanced seating in this south aisle.

Ventilation is a major protection from infection and we will ensure appropriate ventilation in all our buildings according to weather conditions.

If you ever have any concerns please speak with one of the clergy or a church warden.