Sunday Services - in the building


Every Sunday we meet at 9am and 11am for services in the building.

Our 9am service is a more traditional style Church of England service, with communion shared most weeks. At 11am, the feel is more informal and there are groups for children and young people (3-16s) as well as a supervised creche for under-3s.

For those unable to make church in-person due to ill-health or needing to self-isolate, a livestream of the 11am service is available. From September 19th simply email admin@stsimonsouthport.org.uk for a link. Recordings of the sermon will be available on our YouTube channel during the week. See here for more information.
 

Are the services safe?

With the removal of national restrictions we continue to make every effort to keep our services as safe as possible whilst enjoying more of the freedoms now on offer. So from Sunday 25th July we will:
 
…continue to encourage hand-sanitising on the entrance to the building; clean touchable surfaces between services; and leave windows and doors open for ventilation.

enjoy singing together again during the services, keeping the number of songs we sing to three.

…leave mask wearing down to an individual’s choice. However, as those made into one body, we want to do everything possible to love and care well for all. So whilst mask wearing is not mandatory, we need to consider those who feel more vulnerable. So for the sake of those who would like to wear a mask, leaders will continue to do so.

…have more chairs in the building but still leave more space between rows and groups.

no longer operate a booking system; please simply turn up. There is a QR code or paper Test & Trace forms in the entrance hall to register your presence if you wish to do so.

still operate a one-way system and encourage socialising outside in the car park. We’ll begin serving refreshments again in September.

enjoy communion together at certain services. This will happen by coming to the front and receiving bread dipped into the wine by those presiding. There will be no sharing of a common cup.

…no longer have ‘bubbles’ in children’s work, but encourage good hand hygiene and ventilation in the hall and creche room. Children will join the whole church family at the start of the service and leave for their groups mid-way through the service.

We hope that these measures allow all of us to gather together in-person over the coming months.
 

Daniel Hayes, 09/07/2020