Services for April – June 2022
The two select vestries met jointly and gave careful consideration to all the points made by parishioners, and to various concerns such as those who are no longer able to go to church and who worship via the live-stream at the time that the service is on. It was felt that we should try to have it at time that would work for parishioners of both parishes, and for those who join us via the live-stream from nursing homes and other places of residential care, so we are going to try having the service in St Philip and St James’ Church at 11.00 – please note the time. However, please note that we will have a united service for the Blessing of the Animals at 10.30 in St Philip and St James’ Church on the 4th Sunday of May (22nd May 2022). The services times, etc. will be reviewed by both select vestries to see if it is working. The organist, Charles Pearson, and I will be doing a speedy hop across the Stillorgan Road!!!
- We will continue to administer Holy Communion using the individual cups and little wooden blocks.
- We ask that people would sanitise their hands on entering the churches.
- The seating plans will no longer be in place but we ask that people would use all the space in both churches and respect that some people may need more space than others in order to feel comfortable. The North Transept in St Philip and St James’ Church will be an area where people who wish to socially distance, may sit and be socially distanced from others.
- Whilst mask wearing is no longer mandated, people may feel more comfortable wearing a mask and especially for singing, which we really appreciate being able to do again.