Resuming In-Person Worship – Stage 1

Resuming In-Person Worship – Stage 1

As a temporary step towards resuming face-to-face services, during the rest of July and August, we will be offering a simple Holy Eucharist at All Saints’ Cyncoed.

Due to the requirement to maintain 2 metres physical distance, the capacity for this service is limited to 14 households (or extended households). Up to 4 members of the same household may sit together, without the need to physically distance.

If you wish to attend, on your own or with others, you MUST sign up in advance by 12pm on Thursdays for the following Sunday.

You can sign up for upcoming services online, or by calling the Ministry Area office on 029 2075 2138.

Who should or shouldn’t attend?

Please only begin to attend in-person if you feel comfortable. Anyone from across our Ministry Area is welcome to attend these Eucharists during the summer. However, if you have been asked by your GP to continue shielding, or are exhibiting any of the characteristic symptoms of COVID-19 described by the government, then you should not attend.

For those who don’t yet feel able to attend in-person worship, or are prevented for whatever reason, we have committed to continue our online service on Sundays at 11am for the foreseeable future. You can find this on our Facebook page and on our website.

What will the service be like?

There will be several changes from the experience of the Holy Eucharist before lockdown:

  • All present will need to maintain 2 metres physical distance from other outside of their household at all times.
  • There will be quiet music before, after and during the service, however there will be no congregational singing or sung liturgy. Pipe organs are currently still prohibited from use.
  • Single use, disposable orders of service will be used, which you will be asked to take away with you.
  • There will be no physical sharing of the peace.
  • Those who would like to receive communion will be able to receive the consecrated bread only, following the directions of the stewards, and sanitising immediately beforehand.
  • You will be encouraged to leave promptly following the service, and refrain from conversation with other worshippers inside the building. There will be no coffee or refreshments after the service.

Test, trace, protect

In order to support the Test Trace Protect programme, we are taking contact details (name and telephone number) for all visitors, as well as recording the service or other event which they have attended.

We will keep your details safely and in compliance with GDPR legislation for 21 days before securely disposing of them. We will only share your details with Test Trace Protect, if asked, in the event that it is needed to help stop the spread of coronavirus. We will not use your details for any other purposes or pass them on to anyone else.

If multiple members of the same household are attending, one person filling in this form is sufficient.