We have received guidance from the Diocese (via the Church of England and Public Health England) about how worship should be undertaken in the current situation concerning coronavirus and Covid-19.
There is no need to suspend the exchange of the peace, but this should be done without physical contact. We will continue to offer the common cup for the time being, keeping that under review, but emphasising that there is no obligation to receive in both kinds and that indeed it may be better not to if you are anxious about either transmitting or receiving bugs of any sort. Please don’t pass the plate for collection during services but ask people to make their offering by dropping their envelope or cash into the plate as they leave church. If you know of anyone self-isolating, please let Rev Kalantha. It is very important that we offer as much support as we can
Please do contact Rev Kalantha if you wish to discuss any of this.