The Adapted Roadmap
In light of the government’s announcement on Monday, we clearly need to adjust the roadmap that we had planned. We still need to sort our a number of details, but below gives a rough outline of how I think things will develop – assuming lockdown restrictions are fully lifted on 19th July.
The idea now will be to have a staged approach, with different aspects of ‘normal services’ re-introduced at different stages:
Stage 1: Sunday 27th June
Switch to Livestreaming rather than pre-recorded services. Music group / singers to perform live in church.
Sunday 4th July – Claire Coleman joins us as curate
Stage 2: Sunday 25th July
Re-introduce refreshments and host teams for services.
We are hoping that at this stage, social distancing restrictions are lifted, masks no longer need to be worn and we can sing in church. We will need to see who is willing to be a part of a team to help offer hospitality to our services.
Stage 3: Sunday 5th September
Re-introduce children’s groups. We had been planning for 4 weeks of sessions for Sunday Club from June 27th. We will now run these from 5th September. This also gives us more time to sort out how best to support our children and young people at Secondary School and find leaders for Sparklers. Please keep praying for these issues.
If you would like to chat about your involvement as we prepare for these different stages, then please do be in touch. You can arrange a meeting with me (on the phone / by Zoom, with me visiting or visiting the vicarage) using the button below.