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:

Face covering - we encourage you wear a face covering while you are in the building if it is crowded, but it is not mandatory.

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 and set aside particular areas for those who need or wish to do this.

Sharing the Peace - we will continue 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,


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