Sundays 9.00 Holy Communion Service
Our aim is to restore public worship, reinstate Holy Communion and keep safe our congregation, visitors, staff and volunteers.
We have put measures in place to comply with current government and Church of England guidelines. Nonetheless, the risk of transmission of Covid-19 cannot be entirely eliminated and everyone present at the Sunday Service or School of the Spirit gathering must work together to ensure as safe an environment as possible. We encourage you to make your own assessment of the risk and in deciding whether or not to attend, to make the best decision for your household, ‘social bubble’ and situation.
If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 (or been in contact with someone who has) please do not attend St Pauls Hammersmith in person. Please also stay at home if you have returned from international travel (or been in close proximity to someone who has) in the last 14 days.
Following any visit to St Paul’s Hammersmith, and in the event, you start to experience symptoms of COVID19 please let us know as soon as possible so we can confidentially track and trace.
We will require you to reserve a free ticket online before you come to church. You can book tickets for your family, friends and guests by completing the registration form.
If you have not reserved a seat we will do our best to accommodate you on the day where we will register you on the door. We cannot however guarantee entry.
There is limited parking in the church car park. There is unlimited paid parking under the flyover adjacent to the church. For area parking restriction please refer to LBHF:
WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT CHURCH
When you arrive, our Hosting and Welcome Team will check you in while wearing PPE, and usher you to your seat without you needing to touch any surfaces. Feel free to bring your own Bibles as the church-owned Bibles will not be available. To safeguard yourself and others it is recommended that you wear a facemask whilst in the building.
Please arrive at least 10 minutes in advance of the service to help us get you seated in time.
For exemptions please refer to Church of England Guidance: https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2020-07///COVID%2019%20advice%20on%20face%20coverings%20v1.0.pdf
You will be requested to use the sanitisers provided as you enter the building and when you leave. Please also bring your own hand sanitiser/anti-bacterial wipes. We will have cleaned all commonly used surfaces and these surfaces will also be cleaned after the service.
Toilets will be closed and only made available in the case of an emergency.
When you arrive, you will sit within your family gathering or separately if you have arrived on your own. Children are welcome but will be required to remain seated with their family at all times to ensure social-distancing guidelines are followed. Please take responsibility for any children in your care. Movement will be restricted for social distancing purposes, and at the end of the service, we ask that you remain seated until the Hosting Team usher you out of the building safely.
To prevent transmission, we will not initially be singing out loud when we gather, but rather looking to ‘sing and make music in our hearts’ and to worship through our liturgical responses, prayers, Bible readings, sermon and participation in Holy Communion.
MEETING AFTER CHURCH
For the foreseeable future there will be no post-service refreshments. We encourage you to bring your own bottle of water.
You are free to meet on the green, following current social distancing guidelines. Whether that’s for brunch, a picnic lunch or a drink together in the evening – we think Sunday on the green is a great time for community and being together as a church family whilst respecting government guidelines.