Anglican Church of Canada
Why have a trial opening now?
What to Expect at this trial re-opening.
As you arrive you are asked to
Do you have…
If you can answer NO to all of these questions, a greeter will …
Please then go straight to a seat – N.B. if you are part of a ‘bubble’, please use the grouped chairs or marked pew spaces, otherwise, use single seating
In this initial trial re-opening, there will be no music or Eucharist – hopefully they can be added as we move forward
The priest will use the head microphone and there will be one reader/pray-er, (or bubbled couple) speaking from the lectern (at All Saints there will be no microphones used)
The offertory plate will be placed at the back of the church, there will be no passing of the offertory plate
The bathroom will be sanitized prior to the Service and any people using the bathroom will be asked to sanitize all touched surfaces after use (at Holy Trinity, the Men’s Bathroom will be a single use facility, available to all)
At the end of the Service, please don your mask once more and leave with distances of 2 metres. The greeters will direct the exit, beginning with the back of the worship space. Please either take your bulletin home with you or leave in the designated box at the door. There will be a container to receive discards masks outside the door
You are welcome to socialize outside the building with safe space, but please no socializing within the building.
We realize this all sounds like a lot of detail, but, given the age of most of our parishioners, we want to take every precaution to ensure their health remain uncompromised. Within these precautions, the worship leaders will do everything they can to lead liturgy that glorifies God, draws community together and feeds us to be Church in our communities in the coming week.