COVID-19

COVID-19 Update

Update 12th September 2020

We are slowly starting to reopen our building and build up the activities that take place. We are taking a cautious approach given the current situation in Luton and we are following guidance from the Government, Luton Borough Council, the Church of England and the Diocese of St Albans.

We have been informed by the Bishop of St Albans that acts of public worship are exempt from the "rule of six" announced by the Government this week. We are waiting for guidance to see how this affects other uses of our building and will update this page as and when we have further guidance.

Our Wednesday Church service is taking place weekly. This is our midweek service on a Wednesday at 10:45am. During September, we will be celebrating Holy Communion each week (in accordance with guidance to do this safely). If you can book in, please do so as it will help us going forward to plan and prepare. You can book by emailing bookings@christchurch-bushmead.org.uk or by calling the office on 01582 454081.

On Sundays, we are holding a service of Holy Communion in the building at 9am. We will be asking you to book in for this as well to assist with seating. Our "regular" 10:30am service will continue as an online only service for now via YouTube. You can also access this at www.christchurch-bushmead.org.uk/sermons.

When attending services in the building, in accordance with Government guidelines, face coverings are mandatory (unless you have a valid medical exemption).

On entry to the building, hand sanitiser stations have been installed and we request these are used on entry and exit from the building. We will be collecting details to assist with NHS Track & Trace as well. Our privacy policy for this is available on request.

Morning Prayer continues on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9am. You can view this either on our facebook channel (facebook.com/christchurchbushmead) or on our website at www.christchurch-bushmead.org.uk/services/morning-prayer

As the situation develops, we will explore what other activities can recommence and we will keep you posted as and when this happens.

If you have any questions or concerns about this, please let me know.

God bless,

The Rev’d Tim Madeley, Vicar

Email: tim@christchurch-bushmead.org.uk

Phone: 07307 191582