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Last updated: 02/07/22
Sunday Services in St Mark's
The following guidance is from 02/07/2022
We are keeping up to date with the government guidance as it changes due to Omicron and variants (which are highly transmissible) and will implement any revised guidance. We take decisions to keep congregation members and ministers as safe as possible. St Mark's is open for services but still with a few COVID restrictions in place such as separated seating and communion is not using the common cup but intinction.
Please do join us online for services and prayer if you cannot make it in person.
If you have experienced symptoms of COVID-19, please do not attend St Mark's until you have islotaed for the appropriate period.
If you would prefer not to attend in person for any reason, you can join the service live online by visiting our YouTube channel, or tapping the link on the homepage.
Social Distancing - Please continue to maintain social distance as currently 1 in 30 people have COVID.
Cleaning - Only high touch surfaces or objects are cleaned thoroughly and regularly (research indicates that it is unlikely to transmit COVID from surfaces). Additionally, we have suspended the use of the air-blown hand dryers in our toilets, replacing these with paper towels.
We provide antiviral hand sanitiser for your use when you arrive.
While Inside - Once you have taken a seat please remain there and do not change seats.
Communion - While we cannot share communion in the normal way, we are using wafers dipped in wine distributed by the minister (intinction), so the congregation do not have to move around the church or share the cup.
Sharing the Peace - The sharing of the peace is generally by non contact methods
Sung Worship - We may play recorded music during services or live music. The PERFORM research suggests that volume is the key to potential COVID spread, so music group will be miked up and no seating will be allowed close by.
Collections - A plate will be available to leave donations in as you leave the church. Alternatively, ask a member of the worship team to donate using contactless card payment, or donate online.
Coffee - We have restarted our refreshments twice monthly.
Not Attending? - If you're unable to attend St Mark's for any reason, we continue to stream our services online so you can join remotely. You can join the stream by visiting our YouTube channel, or clicking the link on the homepage.