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Advent and Christmas Services
Sunday 2nd January 2022:
10.00 a.m. Benefice Covenant service at Christ Church, Stone (With Zoom Link)
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.