Coronavirus and Services

Parochial Church Council (PCC) Guidance

A joint meeting of the PCCs of Bremhill, Derry Hill and Foxham met on Friday 13th August to review the guidance published on 19th July.  We are continuing to take a cautious approach while working towards reintroducing elements of worship in church which so many have missed.

In common with many other churches and retail and hospitality settings we are asking people to continue to observe the “Hands, Face, Space, Ventilation” measures which are currently in place.  There will also be some easing of other requirements.

Booking will no longer be required

Social distancing remains in place.  Please feel free to sit with members of your household or regular social ‘bubble’ in any pew where there are Orders of Service.  To indicate your preference for space, place a kneeler on the pew.

Face coverings may be removed when you are seated (except when singing- see below).  We ask that face coverings are worn whenever you are moving around the building.

Communion (intincted wafers) may be received at the high altar (standing). To reduce queuing this will be conducted row-by-row.

Congregational singing of two hymns will take place in church during services.  Please remain seated and wear a face covering if you wish to join in.

Zoom services will continue 

These measures take effect from 15th August and apply to the regular Sunday services.  They will be reviewed every four weeks.  

An amended set of measures will apply to baptisms, weddings, funerals and other groups meeting in church subject to the requirements of separate risk assessments.

Our Christian calling is to care for all our brothers and sisters, particularly those who are vulnerable; and there are times in our lives when every one of us (and those we have close contact with) is vulnerable. We want everyone to feel welcome, comfortable and cared for.  Thank you for your understanding.

Rev. Linda Carter on behalf of Bremhill, Derry Hill and Foxham PCCs 13th August 2021.

NHS Test and Trace

The QR Codes will remain on display for your use or you may provide contact details (name and telephone number) .

In line with guidance issued by the Department for Health and Social Care, we will keep your details safely and in compliance with GDPR legislation for 21 days before securely disposing of or deleting them. We will only share your details with NHS Test and Trace, if asked, in the event that it is needed to help stop the spread of coronavirus. We will not use your details for any other purposes or pass them on to anyone else.

Church Open for Prayer and Worship – Risk Assessments July 2021

Online services:

Choir – Risk Assessment