Dear all,

We have received updates from the Diocese and the Bishops’ Conference regarding COVID 19 and the reopening of our Church.  Due to the amount of paperwork and requirements that have been sent we will not be opening before 28th June (possibly even later if things keep changing).  With this in mind, we now need to implement procedures.  We will require a rotating group of stewards to help us keep our church open for private prayer only.  The requirement is at least two stewards at each session.  The rules are clear that to be a steward, you MUST NOT be shielding yourself or living with someone who is on the shielding list.  Currently, we are looking to open the church twice weekly, probably Wednesday and Sunday for three hours.  I would be grateful if you could email me (chelmsfordbs@dioceseofbrentwood.org) if you wish to be considered for inclusion on the stewards’ rota.

Please bear in mind that the rules are strict, comprehensive and NOT OPTIONAL.