Church Reopening for Public Worship
Resuming in-person worship in South West Ipswich at St. Peter’s Stoke Park
We are set to begin the slow return to in-person worship from Sunday 9th August at 9.30 am. Having looked at each church the one most suitable is St Peters and a lot of work is going on to prepare it for use. The maximum number we can safely seat while maintaining physical distancing is 24 and we have now opened the process for applying for a seat(s). This can be done in 2 ways. Firstly by completing the Google Form by using the following link https://forms.gle/g964SsW2JEaMrd7c6 or secondly by leaving a message on the office answer machine 01473 603229 with
◆ Your Name
◆ Your Telephone Number
◆ The date you wish to attend
◆ The number of people in your household who wish to attend.
The deadline is 12 pm on Thursday and we will confirm you place over the following 24 hours. Please do NOT attend without receiving confirmation as we expect demand to be greater than the number of places available, unfortunately anyone turning up without a place pre-booked will not be able to enter. We will also run a second service at 6 pm on Wednesday and then increase our provision to meet demand, please be patient if you are not able to attend on the first week. We want to increase in a safe and manageable way.
In addition to the 24 members of the congregation we are also looking for volunteers to help with stewarding and working the IT (full training will be given), if you are able to help then please let Rob know 01473 901361 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Regrettably the current guidance is that only those below the age of 70 can be used for helping in this way at the moment.
We will continue to live stream the 9.30 am service as well as the 11 am worship via Zoom.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate the complexities of being able to join together in person.
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