... worshipping at Christ Church after Covid 19...  

 

With the easing of restrictions, regular Sunday and weekday worship services resumed from Sunday 7th November 2021 (Hooray!!!), but with some restrictions remaining - see details below. Please also check the "What's on now?" section of the main menu for any additional changes and announcements regarding our worship and church activities at Christ Church.

We are required to follow all Government and Diocesan requirements - so that we and the wider community continue to stay safe.

 

...what are the changes?

The changes below are neccessary to meet the Government and Diocesan health requirements, so that we and our whole community stay as safe and well as possible. Some of the changes may be further relaxed with time, but as at 23rd December 2021 please be aware of the following -

THERE IS NO NEED TO SHOW EVIDENCE OF VACCINATION STATUS AT ANY SERVICES OR PARISH MEETINGS - ALL SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE.

all those attending services or other Parish gatherings MUST sign in using the QR Code system which is available at the entry to the church;

MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL SERVICES or CHURCH MEETINGS;

anyone who has recently visited or been in any of the various locations identfied as INFECTION HOT SPOTS by DHHS - the specific details of which are announced by Government from time to time and are listed on this site https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/covid19-restriction-checker/hotspots-and-case-locations/vic - anyone who has been to any of these sites on the designated dates/times is asked to not attend church services but to isolate until cleared by medical testing - this is for the safety of all;

Hand sanitisers will be available at the church door and MUST be used by all those attending, on arrival and on leaving the church;

social distancing MUST be maintained before, during and after ALL services, including during the actual Eucharist itself; the Greeting of the Peace should not include any physical contact with others at the church - an acknowledgement with clasped hands, a wave or a slight bow is sufficient (and safer!);

there is NO numerical attendance limit for ANY services or parish meetings.

refreshments will ONLY be served after church services if Government directives permit and social distancing can be maintained.

WHEW!

These restrictions might seem onerous, but ALL are necessary and required if we are to stay safe and if our worship in church is to continue.... and, let's be honest, it is worshipping together that is the important thing!

... and as Diocesan and Government directions change, and as some of the restrictions listed above can be lessened or removed, then ourVicar and the Parish Council will announce further changes.

....and .... we will continue to worship together as a faith community!

Updated 23rd December 2021