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Small Sunday service

posted 27 Aug 2020, 12:49 by Anita Campbell   [ updated 12 Sept 2020, 04:38 ]

From Sunday 13th September 2020, Christ Church Dore will begin to hold small Sunday services at 5.30pm.  These will alternate between Communion and Evening Prayer.  To be inclusive, one Evening Prayer a month will be Book of Common Prayer and one in Common Worship.

Due to the social distancing constraints from Covid-19, under the government and Church of England guidance, we are limited to 20 people in our church building at these services (including the priest).  

At communion, the celebrant will prepare, bless and consume both bread and wine themselves, but they will only share bread with the congregation.

There will be no music or singing.

 We are introducing a booking system for these services, and admission will only be allowed on a pre-booked basis.  Your name(s) will be added to a list, which will be given to the service steward.

Bookings will open 2 weeks before each service, via a telephone call to the parish office.  (Telephone number 0114 2363335).  The office is available Monday-Wednesday, 9am-3pm.  (For the first service this will be 1stSeptember due to the bank holiday.)  

Once all spaces for a particular service have been allocated, you may be asked if you want to be put on the list for the following week.

The services are available to members of all our congregations, and to any members of the public who wish to attend.  To give everyone the opportunity, within the limited numbers we have available, it may not be possible that you can attend each week.  

We require you to comply with social distancing guidelines, wear face coverings at all times, and use the sanitiser gel provided. We also request you provide contact details on a consent sheet to enable NHS Test and Trace to perform their work to control the virus from spreading.   Not all pews will be available, to comply with social distancing requirements.  You will be shown to an available seat by the service steward, who will have the list of the attendee for each service.


It is important that we work together to maintain this safe environment for all who wish to spend time in the sacred space of our church building. Therefore it is important that if you develop symptoms of COVID-19 after attending one of our church services you inform the Parish Office 0114 236 3335 and leave a message so that we may contact any others who may have come in contact with you.

Anita Campbell,
30 Aug 2020, 05:45