Following the announcements made by the Government this week regarding the pathways towards the easing of Lockdown the PCCs of both Parishes have agreed to develop our offering of in person worship. The precise form this will take over the coming weeks, and into Holy Week and Easter, is still coming into focus, but from this Sunday there will be a service of Holy Communion in the Benefice each Sunday beginning this week at 11am at St Cuthbert's Haydon Bridge.
This development must be held within the wider responsibility we have for one another at this time, For this reason we will be maintaining our 9am online Zoom/Facebook service for those who still find that the most appropriate way to worship.
If you would like to come to worship in Church please be aware that the procedures we had in place before Christmas remain in place. This means that we would ask you:
- not come to a service or event if you need to self-isolate. If you have been told to quarantine if you have tested positive, live with someone who has tested positive or had close contact with someone who have tested positive – even if you have no symptoms
- not come to a church service if you are showing even mild symptoms but have not had a COVID19 test result. If you have a high temperature, new continuous cough, or loss of taste or smell do not attend events and seek a test.
- to follow the physical distancing and hygiene advice when you attend a service including mask wearing, hand sanitising, maintaining two-metre distance between household bubbles
With thanks for your support and ongoing prayers,
More information on how our patterns of Public and At-Home worship will develop over the coming weeks will be shared in due course.