Trinity reopens for worship – 6 September

Attendance is by pre-registration only: please read!

After twenty-four weeks of exclusively ‘Worshipping At Home’, we’re very excited to be reopening our doors for congregational worship at 11:00am on Sunday. This will be a Communion service, shortened to 35 minutes.

With ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, special arrangements will be in place to ensure everyone is as safe as possible. In particular the congregation on this occasion must be limited to a maximum of 30 people, so pre-registration is essential!

If you would like to attend on Sunday 6 September, please email – letting us know the number of people from your household (and their names) who wish to come.

Important – please note the following:
  • With a strict attendance limit, we may not be able to accommodate everyone who expresses an interest in attending. After emailing, please await our confirmation that a place is available for you.
  • A ‘personal risk assessment’ form has been printed in September’s Trinity News (see here) and you should use this, before pre-registering, to help you decide whether you are ready to attend in person. It’s a self-assessment, so you do not need to tell us your ‘result’ and we will not ask you for it.

You must not attend if you are displaying any Coronavirus symptoms, nor if you are required to quarantine following overseas travel, nor if you have been instructed by NHS Test & Trace to self-isolate at home. You will be asked at the door to confirm that none of these apply to you.

Junior Church will take place on Sunday in Room 1 for a limited number of children, and families are being contacted separately regarding arrangements. The children will be in Junior Church throughout the service – starting at 11:00 and not participating in Communion on this occasion. We will, of course, ensure that pre-registration by families for both the church service and Junior Church is handled in a co-ordinated way.

Chinese Group
Revd Ernest Yu advises that, on this occasion, the Chinese Group will not meet separately; members of the group who wish to attend the Sunday service should follow the instructions above to pre-register. In future weeks, the Chinese Group will meet separately and those in this group will be contacted with details of the arrangements.

‘Worship At Home’ for those not able to attend in person
Because only limited attendance is possible, and because many of us must still stay at home for some time to come, Trinity will continue to make ‘Worship At Home’ available until at least the end of the year. So far, this has principally been provided as a pre-recorded online video each week. From this Sunday, however, we intend to live-stream the church service at 11:00am via online video (details will be emailed on Sunday morning, and the video will remain available afterwards), and via telephone audio to those who do not have internet access (who are being contacted separately with details). A transcript of the service will also be made available.

We don’t expect the live-stream to be a flawless production; bear with us! Our hope, though, is to bring encouragement to all who are gathering – whether physically, online or via telephone – as we affirm and demonstrate our togetherness in facing the ‘new normal’.

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