Services in the Riverside Parishes all services start at 9.30 am

 September

 Sunday 6th September    North Muskham;     Morning Prayer

 Sunday 13th September  South Muskham;     Communion

 Sunday 20th September   Kelham;     Harvest Morning Prayer

 Sunday 27th September   Averham;     Communion 

  October 

 Sunday 4th October     North Muskham;     Communion

 Sunday 11th October   South Muskham;     Morning Prayer

 Sunday 18th October   Kelham  Communion 

 Sunday 25th October   Averham;     Morning Prayer

          As we re-open our churches for Public worship

 We have been  delighted to be able to re-open our churches for worship

 

 A look at the 'New Normal'

 

In line with current government guidelines and advice from the diocese here are a few of the changes you will notice

when we return to church for our worship. 

 

 Masks or face coverings are mandatory in the church building, unless an exemption is in place for the individual   

 Hand sanitiser to be used on entry and exit from the church building hand sanitiser stations  are provided at the

  entrance and exit of the church building. If possible separate entrance and exits are to be used if not practical then

 care should be taken to ensure social distancing is maintained.

 

 Within the church building seating is arranged to ensure social distancing is in place, same household bubbles may 

 be seated together.

 It may, in the early days, help churchwardens arrange seating if you could advise them if you plan to join the service

 in person. Details of how to access the service online will be published.

 Currently the guidelines permit music to be played but currently congregations are not allowed to sing. 

 At the Peace ; sharing of the peace by physical contact not permitted


 At Communion ; The hosts and chalice are prepared in advance following all hygiene  procedures, the Minister will

 hand sanitise before administering the sacraments; 

The Minister will receive Communion in both kinds i.e. the bread and the wine,  congregation

members will receive the host only sharing of the 'Common Cup' is not to be practised. A one way system will be in

place to guide communicants to receive from the Minister and to return to their places adhering to the social distance

measures.

 Refreshments after the service  ; currently the serving of refreshments is not permitted.

 

 It will be very different and some of you may not feel ready to come back to church just yet, the services are hoped

 to be available on line via Zoom and Georgie will provide a link to the Sunday service and the Thursday prayer

 services .

  Track & Trace ;  

 Contact details of those attending will be collected and kept for a period of 21 days before deleting them

 in accordance with government guidelines. This is  in case of  the need to contact anyone who has been diagnosed 

 with  Covid symptons.

  

 A Very different normal, but we pray our  'Normal Service' can be resumed as soon as possible