Services

We are delighted that the cathedral is open again for worship. Everyone is welcome. If you are attending a service please note the current guidelines. All services will continue to be live-streamed.

Outside of services the cathedral is open Monday to Saturday between 11am – 4pm.

august 2020

  • As part of the Covid tracing rules Churchwardens will keep a list of attendees each Sunday, in case someone later presents with symptoms.
  • Everywhere will be cleaned in advance of a service; hand sanitizer will be available for everyone coming in and we would ask you to touch as few surfaces as possible.
  • All non-essential items will have been removed including hymn books, prayer books, kneelers, and seat mats but you may bring your own prayer book or cushion.
  • We regret that we cannot congregate for long periods outside church buildings before or after services and we are unable to provide refreshments.
  • Again, as we have to follow the social distancing guidelines in place at this time, it will mean only one person per pew or stall – apart for families / households who can sit together.
  • We are encouraged to fill the church from the front (some areas will be closed off) – please follow the directions of the wardens and we are sorry if that means in the short term you are unable sit in your traditional seat.
  • Offerings should be deposited into clearly marked receptacles on the way out.
  • Again, to protect social distancing etc we should leave by the rear stalls first.
  • The toilets are closed apart from in an emergency.
  • Initially, it is unlikely that there will be congregational singing but it may be possible to incorporate music in other ways.
  • In services of Holy Communion, under the present directives, we can only offer communion in one kind i.e. bread. Please come forward in a line and receive standing from the clergy – we cannot stand or kneel at the communion rail.
  • Face coverings are not a requirement at present. Individuals who wish should feel comfortable to wear a face covering.
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