Methodist Church – service arrangements from 20 July 2021
As you will know, the Covid restrictions were formally lifted on the 19th July 2021, but the virus is still circulating and notified illness are increasing . In light of this, the Chorley and Leyland Methodist Circuit invited each of its Churches to decide how it wished to continue with its Services in light of the needs of its local congregation.
Our Church is now open and holding weekly Worship services and regular Communion services. The Church Hall is open on Sundays and is being used by our Sunday Club youngsters.
Following discussion, our leadership team has decided that Euxton Methodist Church will be encouraging everyone to continue wearing masks in Church even when singing. Although this is not easy, it will help to keep the volume down, and be better for those who feel they do not want to abandon masks when in Church. Hopefully, this means people will still feel safe, and will be safe when coming to Church.
Seating arrangements will be slightly different. If you wish to maintain social distancing, please sit in the side isles. For those who want to sit with family or friends please use the middle isles.
There will be no need to inform us of your intention to attend in advance, but a track and trace attendance record will be kept. A hand sanitising point will be available at the door, and the Church will be kept well ventilated.
Until everyone is more confident about meeting, we do not propose opening the Hall for Fellowship until September – (it is being used by the Sunday Club each week at present). If people would like to have a chat after the service, they can of course do so outside.
There will still be no use of church bibles/hymn books but if you wish to bring your own that will be fine.
Although none of these suggestions are enforceable it is hoped that people will take care over the next few weeks and if all goes well and the virus numbers decrease, we will be able to return to normal in September.