The Eucharist will again be celebrated at All Saints from Sunday August 2, following Diocesan approval of measures to guard against Covid-19.
The church doors will open at 10 am, with the service starting at 10.30. Safeguarding means that there will be several differences from the Sunday morning service we’re used to, including:
• Entry by the main porch, exit by the doors beside the Lady Chapel.
• The congregation will be asked to mask, and sanitise their hands.
• There will be no singing, so no hymn books. Lectionaries will also be unavailable.
• At communion, there will be no chalice, with the wafer only being offered.
But these negatives are far outweighed by the joy of being able to worship together again and share in the sacrament of Holy Communion!
We look forward to welcoming congregation members and new friends back to church, but All Saints will continue to provide an online Liturgy of the Word each Sunday for those who are not yet ready to mix in public and for the benefit of our wider audience.
This video, introduced by Bishop Mark Strange, shows some of the new procedures – demonstrated by the Rev Elaine Garman at St John’s, Forfar, and the Rt Rev Andrew Swift, Bishop of Brechin – that congregations and worship leaders are required to use during public worship: