PCC will be considering on Monday the issues around opening the church for:

  • Private Prayer
  • Funerals and weddings
  • Services of worship.

Worship services must be conducted without singing and with strict social distancing in place. This would appear to rule out communion services as the 1m rule could not be maintained.

What is wrong with singing? Apparently, when you breathe you expel 50 droplets per minute. When you sing the number of droplets you expel can rise to 5,000 droplets. Droplets allow CV19 to be carried from one person to another —and that is why singing is dangerous.

Next week, we will let you know what decisions were reached and how we plan to go about ensuring that everyone is safe inside the building.