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Parish Communion at the Parish Church of St Nicolas, Witham, in accordance with Covid-19 advice
The Church of England offers detailed advice to enable
Holy Communion to be celebrated in a safe and appropriate way in church
buildings. In addition to general advice
on not attending if you have any symptoms of Covid-19, or should be
self-isolating or in quarantine, and together with our parish risk assessment
Giving contact details for Track and Trace
Following signs, one way markings and other
instructions in the church building
Maintain a social distance of 2m from
others not in your household or support bubble
Wearing a face covering which covers your
nose and mouth. This may be removed for
reading, preaching or leading prayers, and then replaced.
The Peace may not be shared by physical
The priest presiding at the service will
follow the recommended safeguards to maintain hygiene. This means there will be no offertory
procession, and only the host and wine to be consumed by the priest will be
uncovered during the Eucharistic Prayer.
Holy Communion will be distributed in one kind only. The wafers to be distributed will be kept in
a covered ciborium until distribution.
Holy Communion will be received
standing. Please form a socially
distanced queue as directed by our churchwardens and welcomers. The distribution will be in silence.
Holy Communion should only be received into
the hand, with arms extended, avoiding any touch between the priest and the
communicant, and while wearing a face covering.
Please then step aside, lower or unloop your face covering, consume the
consecrated bread, and then replace the face covering before moving back to
your place following directional guidance.
At the end of the service, please do not
remove your laminated service sheet , or hand it to others, but leave in your
place to be sanitised before reuse, then leave quietly via the Lady Chapel
door, maintaining social distance.
Please contact the Parish Office (01376 517117) for any help.
We are collecting still for Foodbank and people in need in our community.
Please see Foodbank page for details or contact the Parish Office.