Latest news… Open Church resumes on Monday 2nd August 2021.
The church will be open for private/individual prayer
from 10.00 am until 4.00 pm daily
during the months of August and September.
A full risk assessment had been carried out.
The Parochial Church Council of St Peter and St Paul has agreed to resume Eucharist services on the first Sunday of each month from 4th April 2021 onwards. This will be reviewed re. additional services as lockdown restrictions ease.
A Eucharist Service to celebrate Harvest
will be held on
Sunday 3rd October 2021 at 9.30 am.
Reverend Howard Pashley will be the officiant
All services will start at 9.30 am. At St Peter and St Paul’s Church in Worth, we are committed to the safety of our congregation and all visitors. A full risk assessment has been carried out and it is reviewed regularly. We will implement all aspects of the Government’s and the Church of England’s guidance as follows:
Entrance for the services will be via the main West Door.
Exit will be via the North Door.
There will be a table in the nave with hand sanitiser, advisory posters and a QR code
Orders of Service in their plastic covers will be available at this table.
All Orders of Service are to be left on the pews at the end of each service.
They will be removed, cleaned and quarantined for at least 72 hours.
Kneelers are not to be used and they will be kept in the cordoned off areas.
It is optional for the congregation to wear face masks
Congregational singing can now resume
The Order of Service will be unchanged.
Readings will be delivered from the area at the front of the chancel, between the pulpit and lectern.
The Peace will be offered from pews with a bow and joined hands rather than a handshake.
Communion will be prepared in the usual way at the altar, and wafers will be offered by the celebrant in the area at the front of the chancel. Wine will not be shared.
Worshippers will socially distance as they walk to receive Communion and follow a one-way system via the Lady Chapel and aisle on the south side of the church to return to their seats.
There will not be a formal collection of monies at any time during the service.
Donations can be made on a collection plate which will be made available as the congregation exit via the North Door at the end of the service.
Please do not enter the church if you have symptoms of coronavirus.
Please be aware that you enter the church entirely at your own risk.
Please use the hand sanitiser when you enter and exit the church.
REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY: 8th November 2020
There will not be a church service this year due to the latest Covid-19 guidance from the Government. However, wreaths will be laid at the War Memorial in Worth, following a 2-minute silence at 11.00 am. Representatives from the Parochial Church Council and the Worth Parish Council will lay the wreaths.