From Sunday 28th March services begin again in St Stephen’s
There is an 11 am service each Sunday lasting for about 40 minutes. Social distancing needs to be maintained and face coverings worn during the service. The pews in the Church are marked to ensure that households can sit 2 metres apart. Our capacity during these restrictions is about 35 but this depends on how many families, couples and individuals attend. We will do all we can to accommodate everyone safely but if capacity is reached we are sorry that it might be necessary to not allow some people in.
If you attend you are asked to:
· Wear a face covering.
· Give your details for track and trace.
· Use the hand sanitiser as you enter.
· Go straight to a place and remain there throughout the service.
· Please do not change places or move around to talk to people
· At the end of the service leave the Church while maintaining social distancing.
· Please do not stay to talk in the Church
We realise that these restrictions are difficult to maintain but the more we stick to them now the sooner we hope restrictions can be lifted.
Please think carefully about whether it is right for you to attend. If you are feeling unwell for any reason please stay at home and seek medical help if you need it. If you have underlying health conditions think carefully about attending before you have had your second vaccination.
We live stream our services to Facebook from 10.50 am each Sunday. You can follow this link to take part from home.
You don’t need a Facebook account to do this but if you do and you ‘follow’ St Stephen’s you can set up alerts to tell you when a live stream is about to begin.
We also record services and post these on our Soundcloud page
and on our recorded phone line 02080501091.
Recordings are posted during the afternoon each Sunday. If you listen on the phone line please be aware that calls are charged at your network providers rate for ringing a 0208 number. Please check any charges to avoid increasing your bill.
Unfortunately, we are not able to run our Sunday School or make crèche provision for younger children. We hope it will not be too long before these can resume.
Our ‘Dreams’ group for year 6 and above continue to meet online and in person. Contact Mat Barber to find out how to join Mathew@urbanhope.co.uk