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Covid-19 Protocol for Worship at St Michael's

In accordance with Public Health authorities and guidelines from the Diocese, worship services will look a little different for the time being. 

  • In-person congregation will be limited to a reduced capacity to ensure that safe physical distancing can be maintained at all times.

  • All attendees will be required to properly wear a face mask at all times, which covers nose, mouth and chin.

  • Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance and inside the church, and we ask that all attendees please sanitize their hands upon entering the church.

  • All attendees will need to add their contact information to a contact tracing sign-in sheet before worship begins. Please arrive 15-20 mins early to give yourself time to sign in and be seated before the start of worship service

  • Pews will have signs indicating spaces for congregants to be seated

  • Communion will be offered, but in an adapted format to ensure safety

  • Processions will not be a part of worship services in order to ensure safe physical distancing

  • The exchanging of the peace will be done with kind words, and without physical contact

  • There will, for the time being, be no in-person choir or singing of hymns in order to reduce any risk of viral transmission in the church

  • All worship spaces, washrooms, and public areas will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before and after each worship service

  • Collection plates will not be passed person-to-person. Instead, parishioners will be able to place their offering in the offering plate at designated stations, while observing a safe physical distance from others.

  • Sidespersons, clergy, and wardens will be available to provide guidance and direction to any attendees who are unsure of any of these new protocols.

Should you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact us.

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