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The church is open on Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00am – 4.00pm. 

 

Church Services

Booking
It is not necessary to let us know you are coming to a church service although the QR code is available on the notice board for those who wish to use it.  Please be aware that the 8.00 am service on Sunday and 10.00 am service on Wednesday are less busy.  Preachers will continue to offer the same sermon so that we all hear the same message in the week.  Whenever possible we will live stream or provide content for our YouTube channel.

Sanitising and Cleaning
We will continue to ask people to sanitise their hands on the way into church  The church is cleaned twice a week.

Social Distancing
We encourage you to think about social distancing but will no longer limit the number of people attending a church service.  If you are particularly worried about getting too close to people you might consider sitting in the north transept or attending one of the quieter services.

Wearing face masks
Although there is no longer a legal requirement to wear face masks indoors, we are asking you to consider wearing one, though this is now optional.

Sharing the Peace
We shall continue to share the peace in the same way as we have done these last months i.e., with no physical contact but certainly with a recognition of our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ who are in church worshipping with us.

Holy Communion
We intend to provide communion much as we have done over the past months i.e., in one kind with the president suitably masked and gloved. We did consider the other options open to us but, for a while yet, consider our current practice to be the safest available to us.

Singing
You are welcome to join in singing in church.

Giving
We shall not take up an offertory by passing a plate or bag along the pew. However, as ever, we are always grateful to those who give to the work of the church whether by placing their offering in the plate on the way in or out, or electronically, ideally regularly and, where relevant, with Gift Aid applied.

Refreshments 
When possible, we will provide coffee and other refreshments in the church after services.

St Martin’s Online

We livestream most Sundays at 10.30am on YouTub.  In addition, we offer  Compline (Night Prayer) on Thursdays at 9.00 pm.  These are available via Zoom.  Please email rector@easthorsleychurch.org.uk if you would like to receive alerts.

For those who do not have access to the internet:

Clergy Contacts: 

 

Reverend Renos Pittarides: 01483 283713

Reverend Rosemary Durward : 01932 860223

Reverend Sandy Conway: 01483 281497