Posted: Wednesday 12th August 2020
WE’RE OPEN AGAIN!
Welcome to St Anne’s where our usual pattern of worship on Sundays and weekdays has resumed after the enforced closure of our church due to the pandemic.
Situated on Dean St, just off Shaftesbury Avenue, St Anne’s has step-free access throughout the church and probably the largest hand sanitiser dispenser you’ve ever seen!
In order to resume worship safely a few things are different to how they usually are here (including turning the church round to maximise the space) but we have done our utmost to limit the impact of these on our services and on you.
On Sundays at 11am:
On arrival your temperature will be taken and your name and phone no (for purposes of track and trace- along with your consent under GDPR)
We will require everyone to exercise social distancing, and the Government has now made it mandatory that everyone attending worship should wear a face covering, though there are exemptions.
We are not allowed to sing at present, but our superb organist will enhance the service with some beautiful music. Children will be given their own activity case, rather than share resources at a table, and Holy Communion will be distributed in one kind ( bread only).
So a few changes, but our welcome will be sincere, the atmosphere remains relaxed but reverent, and we look forward to gathering in this small and friendly church with you among us ( at a social distance!).
Every blessing, Fr Simon
Rector of St Anne’s.