What to expect

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What to expect when you come to St Mary’s Apsley End

What to Expect at St Mary’s when you come for a service during Covid

Please bear with us during this time as restrictions change quickly.

At the moment there is no need to book in for a service but on arriving you can help by sanitising your hands and wearing a mask. You can also take a ‘leave a space’ sign with you to put on the pew next to you if you wish. Kneelers are currently not in use.

If you have any symptoms of Covid – a new continuous cough, a high temperature or loss or changes to your sense of taste or smell then we ask that you do not attend.

Sunday Eucharist services are also live streamed via Zoom and can be accessed through a link on the Church calendar.

Welcome to St Mary’s!

During the service you might like to know…

Children

Children sometimes make a noise, and that is fine! If you weren’t given a toy bag, please ask for one. Children are welcome to bring their parents to Sunday School (we’ll let you know when it’s time to go out – just before the Gloria.)

Communion

All Christians are welcome to join us in taking the bread and wine. If you need a gluten free wafer or alcohol-free wine, please tell one of our Welcomers. If you prefer to receive a blessing, or to stay in your pew that’s also fine.

Safeguarding

If you have a concern, details for our safeguarding team can be found in the weekly bulletin (pew sheet) and on our ‘Safer Church’ posters.

If you feel unwell

If you feel unwell or need anything during the service, anyone sitting near you will be happy to help.

Toilets

We have two including a disabled toiler with a baby-changing table: go through the doors at the back of the church and then take the door to the left.

A collection

A collection (cash or card) during the service helps to pay for the costs of running the church. If you are a tax payer, please use a Gift Aid envelope to add an extra 25p per £1 given.

Refreshments

Please join us for coffee and a chat after the service in the refectory at the back of the church.