In order to comply with the guidelines set for attendance at Sunday services, all who wish to attend must register each week.
By registering you are agreeing that you have not had any COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to anyone who has shown symptoms in the last 14 days. If you have, you cannot be admitted to the service.
Only those who have registered may attend services.
Registration will take place online using Eventbrite.
A maximum of 28 registrations will be available for each Sunday.
Each person must register individually. If you are in a family bubble you must register each person separately..
Everyone entering the church for Sunday service must be registered - this includes sides-persons and greeters - there are no exceptions.
Your registration is non-transferable.
Registration will be open at 6:00 PM on Tuesday of each week and run until 10:00 PM on Saturdays.
St Bart's for Sunday Service Reopening
In church Communion services on Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
St Bartholomew’s Church is pleased that we are able to offer in-person services once again, and hope that you will consider joining us. However, we recognize that many parishioners cannot or do not feel comfortable returning to services; you should in no way feel compelled to do so. Our online services will continue each Sunday, allowing all members to worship meaningfully.
The church building will be cleaned and sanitized before each service, according to diocesan regulation.
The clergy, music director and any persons helping with the service will be fully vaccinated.
Spaces are allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.
You must reserve your place in advance by registering on Eventbrite.
Attendance is limited to a maximum of 28 people.
If we are at capacity, you will have to try for the following week.
Note: Please do not come to church if you feel ill.
Remember to bring your mask! However, if you forget, we have extra masks.
Arrive at the hall entrance 10 minutes before the service. Please wait outside, respecting physical distancing until invited to enter. A greeter will check your name on our list of registrants. You will be asked if you have any COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to anyone who has shown symptoms in the last 14 days, or if you have travelled outside Canada in the past 14 days. If you have, you cannot be admitted to the service.
Once admitted, proceed down the link to the church, respecting the 2-metre distance lines. Bring your personal belongings with you. Please use the sanitizer before you enter the church.
If you have an offering envelope, you can place it on the plate, either now or after the service.
Family members will be seated together. Children are welcome to attend the service and must be attended to by family members at all times.
DURING THE SERVICE
Physical distancing must be maintained at all times.
However, greeting people at the time of the Peace can be done with bows and nods!
Please remain in your seat. The celebrant will come to you with the wafers. Clergy will administer the Eucharist, sanitizing their hands before and after the distribution of communion.
Masks may be removed only briefly to take the wafer. Then replace your mask immediately.
FOLLOWING THE SERVICE
The congregation will remain seated following the Blessing.
Please wait until an assistant directs you to the main church door exit. If you have not done so already, you can place your offering envelope in the collection plate as you leave the church.
Once outside the church remember to maintain social distancing
OTHER THINGS TO NOTE
Washrooms near the hall will be available. Please use the provided wipes to sanitize anything you touch, for example, the sink, toilet seat and flusher, light switches and door handles.
The church washrooms near the Vestry are closed.
The Sunday School and Nursery will not be open.
The kitchen is closed.
The procedures which are outlined here are the result of considerable thought and consultation.
They will be amended as regulations change.
If there are any questions or concerns, please address them to the Re-Opening Advisory Committee Co-Chairs
David Esdaile: email@example.com
Gaye Moffett: firstname.lastname@example.org