We can look forward to the prospect of gathering this Lord’s Day, a privilege that we cannot take for granted.

As you will understand, we need to be consistent with the present guidelines and our care for one another. And so, we won’t be able to sing for now, and instead we will be doing the closest approximation possible: saying together hymns and responsive psalms. Here’s a brief summary of what else you need to know:

What to bring:

  • Face mask to be worn by everyone aged 11 and above (unless exempt due to breathing difficulties, etc, or leading the service) – spare disposal masks available at door
  • Bible, if possible
  • Copy of the service sheet, if you prefer to bring it yourself (available at the service as well)
  • Extra layers of clothing? (windows and doors will be open)
  • If you have children with you, you might want to bring spare paper and crayons to help them participate
  • Any water and snacks you might need

When you arrive:

  • Sign the form for NHS Track & Trace. (Hand sanitiser will be provided.)
  • Sit in chair(s) suitable for your household to sit together, and do not move the chairs.
  • Maintain at least 1m distancing, and more when possible out of consideration for others.

Of course, do stay at home if you are presenting symptoms (high temperature, new/persistent cough, loss/change to smell or taste), or living with someone presenting symptoms. And let me know, so that I can help if possible and pray.

There is a little more information in the ‘Re-opening plan’, and the full risk assessment is also available below.

Yours warmly in the Lord,


Re-opening Plan for Salford EPC

Salford EPC Covid-19 risk assessment