Our Patterns of Worship

Our usual patterns of worship were disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, but restrictions are gradually easing. We have returned to worshipping in the church building, and are even singing hymns again during our Sunday morning services, but there are still some differences from our more traditional arrangements.

Attending Worship at St Augustine’s Scaynes Hill while Covid-19 Remains

We look forward to welcoming you into church for our worship.

Before you come please take note of the information below which will help to keep you and everyone else safe. We completely understand if you are not ready to come back to church yet, so there will still be an opportunity to join us online as our main Sunday morning worship service will continue to be live streamed.

Please ask if you have any questions.

Rev Beverley, Jenny and David

The government has now relaxed its restrictions on worship in indoor settings, but we have decided to take a graduated approach in line with the Church of England guidance, and have therefore made the following decisions to protect the wellbeing of our congregation and visitors.

  • You do not need to pre-book a place. We can comfortably accommodate people seated at one metre intervals from those not in their own circle of family/friends, so you can just come along.
  • We ask you to consider your own risk of attending an indoor gathering.

It would be helpful if you would continue to:

  • Sanitise your hands on entering the building.
  • Wear a face mask/covering inside the church.
  • Sit and maintain a one metre social distance at all times from those not in your own bubble.

We will do the following to help you feel comfortable:

  • At a Communion service, only bread will be distributed.
    • The priest will wear a mask and sanitize their hands before distribution.
    • Sanitise your hands before receiving Holy Communion.
    • If you do not want to receive communion for any reason — just bow your head for a blessing or stay in your seat.
    • If you wish to have HC in your seat, please let the warden know when you arrive.

We continue to hope for a time when we can dispense with all these precautionary plans… but for now…

Keep safe: keep praying: keep caring for each other.

Beverley 07786 924 942