The PCC continues to review its current position in line with the latest guidelines and out of care for the safety of those attending St. Anne's Church, and the risks that are associated with people gathering together. Of course, recommendations or rules may change. Any amendments to the below will be posted on the Church website.
Although the majority of legal restrictions have been lifted, it must be recognised that the hazards of the Pandemic still exist. We must also remember that we may well have vulnerable individuals within our congregation and visiting the church, as well as people who may still be nervous with regard to the potential of infection.
To offer a place of peace and spiritual support to everyone during these unsettling times, the church will be open during the daytime, with hand sanitizer available and directional signage to enable ease of social distancing for those who still wish to observe it. A Prayer table and Prayer Book is also available which everyone is invited to use.
Services will take place as scheduled, but with designated areas for those who wish to observe social distancing, on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Everyone attending is asked to wear a face covering in respect for others.
We continue to offer online services on our St. Anne’s Facebook page for those who do not wish to, or cannot, attend in person. Our church choir is able to rehearse, observing social distancing on a Tuesday evening. Although singing as part of the services is now allowed choir members will wear face masks to limit the risk.
Funerals and weddings will take place, in line with current guidance, by arrangement with the Rector.
We hope, and pray, that you are all safe and well and look forward to welcoming you at St. Anne's. The church is here for all. If you would like to get in touch the phone numbers to use are:
• the Rector - Mike Gilbert – 07947 092951
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Friday 26 November
We start with singing in Church with the school children. Afterwards we will assemble in the Church Rooms yard with the Cressbrook Brass Band playing.
There will be mulled wine, coffee, tea and soft drinks. Hopefully we will have the usual BBQ with hot dogs and burgers.
No charge will be made but donations towards the cost of the evening would be gratefully received.
Offers of mince pies would be welcome. Thank you.
June Powell - 583375