19th July 2021
. Now that government restrictions have been lifted, it is no longer necessary to pre-book to attend services at St Mary’s.
We want you to continue to feel safe so we are keeping some measures in place for everyone’s benefit.
We will request Track and Trace details when you arrive and we encourage you to wear a face covering whilst in the church building, particularly when singing.
Communion will continue, until further notice, to be in one kind - the consecrated bread - and not the common cup.
Hand sanitiser will be available and we will ensure that anyone wishing to maintain social distancing will be able to do so.
St Mary’s, SW will stop Zooming Sunday services from the beginning of August as there is now very little demand but we will aim to livestream one service each Sunday on YouTube as at present and most sermons will continue to be recorded and available of this website here
Wednesday 9.30am Holy Communion which has been on Zoom will now take place in the South Chapel of St Mary’s Saffron Walden.
From September, Evening Prayer will be in the North chapel SW every first Tuesday of the month and on Zoom for the rest of the month.
We are feeling our way in this and will gradually remove other restrictions in due course as we feel safe to do so.
Please also see our Services in Church and Online page
and our Church at Home page
for ways in which you can worship if you can't get to church.
Other information about Covid-19
See the latest news about Coronavirus on the BBC News page here
See also the NHS page on Coronavirus: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Further advice on the CofE web page: www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-parishes
For latest news in Essex go to https://www.essex.gov.uk/news/coronavirus