Christ Church – COVID-19 Opening Arrangements (Updated)

10:30am Sunday Zoom services will be continuing to allow all to join, regardless of health worries. However, a schedule of Sunday Services in the benefice churches is being developed.

Sunday Services in the Church Buildings will be announced here or via email.

Hybrid Services – In recognition that some of our congregation remain vulnerable to COVID and, understandably, wish to limit close contact with others, from Sunday 12 September, those subscribed (below) will receive a link to join the Christ Church 9:15 am service, beamed from church on Zoom.

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Autumn Services

Sunday 24 October
9.15 am Christ Church, Stone (All Age Service) + Zoom Link
11.00 am St. Johns, Oulton (Morning Prayer)
11.00 am All Saints, Moddershall (Morning Prayer)

Sunday 31 October
9.15 am Christ Church, Stone (Morning Prayer) with Light Party in Sunday School + Zoom Link
11.00 am St. Johns, Oulton (Morning Prayer)
11.00 am All Saints, Moddershall (Morning Prayer)

Sunday 7 November
9.15 am Christ Church, Stone (Holy Communion) + Zoom Link
11.00 am St. Johns, Oulton (Holy Communion)

Sunday 14 November
9.15 am Christ Church, Stone ( Morning Prayer) + Zoom Link
11.00 am St. Johns, Oulton (Morning Prayer)
11.00 am All Saints, Moddershall (Holy Communion)

Sunday 21 November
9.15 am Christ Church, Stone (Holy Communion) + Zoom Link
11.00 am St. Johns, Oulton (Holy Communion)

Sunday 31 October
9.15 am Christ Church, Stone (All Age Service) + Zoom Link
11.00 am St. Johns, Oulton (Morning Prayer)
11.00 am All Saints, Moddershall (Morning Prayer)

Services for United Benefice of Christ Church, Stone and Oulton with ModdershallUpdated 1 September

PCC news – Covid measures:

The PCC meeting on Wednesday 8th September discussed our existing arrangements for the use of our buildings during the pandemic. We have to work according to a Risk Assessment (RA) to mitigate risk of transmission. We are grateful to God that serious problems have not arisen and endeavour to keep it that way.

After a long discussion about services, various meetings and external groups wishing to use our facilities (who also must draw up a satisfactory RA in order to book with us) it decided unanimously that we retain our precautionary measures in view of the rapid transmission of Covid-19 and its variants.

This means that we will continue to request that people use hand sanitiser, wear face masks (especially since singing increases the risk) and seating in every other pew (it is up to you whether you are happy for someone from another household to sit with you or not) and while it is practicable keep our main doors open encourage good ventilation (which will be harder to do as the temperature drops).

We long for the situation to be different, but with the return of various measures in wider society we feel this is best.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation .

The Vicar, wardens and PCC.