A Message from the Vicar

Dear Friends,

We have revised our plans for public worship following the current Church of England guidelines. Our overall aim is for All Hallows to be a welcoming, accessible, and safe environment for all who come, where we are caring and considerate of one another and mindful to support and include those who are more vulnerable to Covid-19. These arrangements will be kept under review over the coming weeks and we welcome your feedback (vicar@ahbtt.org.uk or parish@ahbtt.org.uk).

To continue to offer worship in a safe environment we will do the following:

Track and Trace - although this is no longer required, we will have available and encourage people to use the NHS QR Code on entry to church.

Ventilation - we will ensure the best possible ventilation and air flow in church with doors and windows open where possible.

Face covering - we will ask those attending to wear a face covering, which is now required in places of worship, unless exempt.

Hand sanitiser - we will continue to provide hand sanitiser on entry and before receiving Communion.

Social Distancing - we will encourage people to be mindful that some of those around them may wish to carry on maintaining social distancing while seated. We will make the North and South aisles particular areas for those who need or wish to practice social distancing and use signage to indicate this.

Congregational Singing - we will continue to ask that face coverings are worn while singing.

Sharing the Peace - we will remain in our places to share the peace in a non-physical way, such as with the British Sign Language for ‘peace’.

Communion - will continue to be offered as it is now, with the bread only distributed in front of the main altar steps, requiring hand sanitiser before receiving. 

Crypt - the crypt chapels and museum are open, with a one-way regulated system and a limit on numbers.

Live Streaming - we know that many people enjoy our services online via our livestream. and our orders of service are downloadable HERE.

I do hope that this gives you confidence in coming to church and a way of worshipping that is welcoming for all.

With my prayers and best wishes,

Katherine

Rev’d Katherine Hedderly
Vicar of All Hallows by the Tower