We are meeting again for Public Worship, as our nation re-emerges from the current period of lockdown. We are also continuing to offer some worship online.
Please note that, because of social distancing regulations, you need to prebook to attend our 9.15am and 10.45am services in Church on Sundays, and our Ascension Day Service. For all other services, just turn up!
Click see below for important information about attending our services in person during the current Public Health Emergency, including how to prebook for a service.
- 8.00am Holy Communion: Traditional language Service
- 9.15am Eucharist: Contemporary language
- 10.45am All-Age Service: Informal service for children and adults – with Communion except on First Sundays
Ascension Day – Thursday 13 May
- 7.30pm Eucharist: The Bishop of Chester will preside and preach
In addition to the services in Church listed below, we offer worship online each week:
- 9.15am each Sunday – Eucharist with Choral Music
- 9.00am, Monday to Friday – Short daily service of readings and prayers
For these online services, visit our Church Facebook Page. You can watch them as they are ‘broadcast’ or catch up later. Everyone is welcome to join in these services from home, and you don’t need to be a member of Facebook to access them.
To keep everyone safe, please note the following information before attending a service in our Parish Church:
- Because of social distancing requirements, you need to be prebook your seat before attending one of our 9.15am and 10.45am Sunday services, and for our Ascension Day service. To do this, please telephone us at 07471 439024 between 1pm on Mon and 1pm on Thurs in the week before the service, and leave a message. We aim to confirm on the next day.
- There’s no need to pre-book for the other services—just turn up!
- To keep everyone safe, there is a cleaning regime in place between our Sunday services, and we have a one-way system in place when you’re moving around the building.
- Loos are available as normal.
- Everyone – except children under the age of 11 or those who are exempt for other reasons – needs to wear a face covering inside our buildings.
- In order to prevent the transmission of infection, Holy Communion is received in one kind only during the pandemic – that is, taking the Consecrated Bread only, placed into the hand. The Church of England teaches that we receive the Sacrament in its fullness when receiving in one kind.
- Having reviewed our arrangements, we have concluded that provision for children can be made at this time most safely in Church rather than in Room 3.
- Social distancing is strictly required as a condition for opening. Please note that mingling before and after services is forbidden.
We keep a temporary record of visitors to our church for 21 days so that we can assist with NHS Test and Trace requests for data which is needed for contact tracing and the investigation of local COVID19 outbreaks. We also display official NHS QR code posters so that those with the app can scan in.
When collecting the names and contact details of people attending our church, we ask for their consent. Giving contact details is optional and is not a condition of attending church.
- It remains a legal requirement that services in Church are concluded in the shortest reasonable time in order to protect everyone.
- If you’d like to know more about the arrangements we have in place to keep everyone safe, please don’t hesitate to contact us – office(at)oxtonstsaviour.co.uk