Worship in Church
Changes to services arrangements The PCC has agreed that the following changes will be effective from 5th September 2021 (unless otherwise specified). Service Times Commencing on 3rd October 2021, there will be a single Eucharist service in the parish starting at 10am - in St Luke’s Church on first, third and fifth Sundays and in St John’s Church on second and fourth Sundays. The monthly Childrens’ Services on third Sundays in St John’s church will re-start on 17th October 2021 at 9am. Parade Services will re-start on 3rd October 2021 which will also be the Harvest Festival. Masks and Hand Sanitiser Use of masks will remain a personal choice and hand sanitiser will continue to be freely available. Seating and Altars Seating will be restored to pre-pandemic layouts. In St Luke’s church, two rows of socially spaced pews will be sited at the west end facing the altar for people who remain nervous and the nave altar will be moved down to its original site in the nave. In St John’s church, there will be approximately 75 chairs in the nave. Service Books, Hymn Books and Hymn singing Parish service booklets will be used, currently the green versions in the Trinity season together with hymn books. These may be picked up when entering a church and after a service left on either a table at the back of a church or on seats for collection later in the week. Click here to download a copy of the Holy Communion service Both choir and congregation will be able to sing hymns with use of masks a personal choice. Initially, there will be three hymns in each service – during the Offertory, Communion and at the end. The Gloria, Sanctus and Agnus Dei will also be sung. Reading Sheets and Notices The red reading sheets are being ordered for use in both churches and may be collected on entry to a church. Notices will be printed on the back of the reading sheets. Normally only the New Testament Reading and Gospel will be used during a Eucharist service. The Peace Use of nods and/or waves will continue to be an acceptable form of greeting. Offertory Procession Offertory Processions to bring up the elements will not take place. Collections A plate or basket will be taken round all people attending a service for collections including yellow envelopes by a steward wearing a mask. Communion Only the bread will be distributed to members of the congregation. Communicants will be invited to form a socially distanced queue to receive the bread from a priest wearing a mask standing at the front of the nave. Stewards will guide communicants to the queue. Post-service Refreshments Post-service refreshments using washable crockery will be provided, outside in good weather, otherwise inside with a one-way system.
St John the Baptist Strayfield Road Enfield EN2 9JF St Luke the Evangelist 2a Phipps Hatch Lane Enfield EN2 0HL Our Churches
tel: 0208 363 6055 email: englefield@blueyonder.co.uk

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Your privacy is important to us

The PCC of our parish of St John and St Luke, Clay Hill values your privacy and wants you to understand the choices and control you have over any information that we may hold about you. To help explain those choices and give you that control, please read our parish Privacy Notice which take into account the new requirements of the GDPR.
Registered Charity Number 1151418
Copyright 2019-2021 PCC of St John w St Luke, Enfield
Changes to services arrangements The PCC has agreed that the following changes will be effective from 5th September 2021 (unless otherwise specified). Service Times Commencing on 3rd October 2021, there will be a single Eucharist service in the parish starting at 10am - in St Luke’s Church on first, third and fifth Sundays and in St John’s Church on second and fourth Sundays. The monthly Childrens’ Services on third Sundays in St John’s church will re-start on 17th October 2021 at 9am. Parade Services will re-start on 3rd October 2021 which will also be the Harvest Festival. Masks and Hand Sanitiser Use of masks will remain a personal choice and hand sanitiser will continue to be freely available. Seating and Altars Seating will be restored to pre-pandemic layouts. In St Luke’s church, two rows of socially spaced pews will be sited at the west end facing the altar for people who remain nervous and the nave altar will be moved down to its original site in the nave. In St John’s church, there will be approximately 75 chairs in the nave. Service Books, Hymn Books and Hymn singing Parish service booklets will be used, currently the green versions in the Trinity season together with hymn books. These may be picked up when entering a church and after a service left on either a table at the back of a church or on seats for collection later in the week. Click here to download a copy of the Holy Communion service Both choir and congregation will be able to sing hymns with use of masks a personal choice. Initially, there will be three hymns in each service – during the Offertory, Communion and at the end. The Gloria, Sanctus and Agnus Dei will also be sung. Reading Sheets and Notices The red reading sheets are being ordered for use in both churches and may be collected on entry to a church. Notices will be printed on the back of the reading sheets. Normally only the New Testament Reading and Gospel will be used during a Eucharist service. The Peace Use of nods and/or waves will continue to be an acceptable form of greeting. Offertory Procession Offertory Processions to bring up the elements will not take place. Collections A plate or basket will be taken round all people attending a service for collections including yellow envelopes by a steward wearing a mask. Communion Only the bread will be distributed to members of the congregation. Communicants will be invited to form a socially distanced queue to receive the bread from a priest wearing a mask standing at the front of the nave. Stewards will guide communicants to the queue. Post-service Refreshments Post-service refreshments using washable crockery will be provided, outside in good weather, otherwise inside with a one-way system.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Your privacy is important to us

The PCC of our parish of St John and St Luke, Clay Hill values your privacy and wants you to understand the choices and control you have over any information that we may hold about you. To help explain those choices and give you that control, please read our parish Privacy Notice which take into account the new requirements of the GDPR.
St John the Baptist Strayfield Road Enfield EN2 9JF St Luke the Evangelist 2a Phipps Hatch Lane Enfield EN2 0HL Our Churches
tel: 0208 363 6055 email: englefield@blueyonder.co.uk
Registered Charity Number 1151418
2019-2021 PCC of St John w St LukeEnfield
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