Arrangements in Response to Covid-19 Advice
Read on for details of:-
– Services in Church
– Services available online
– Guided tours of the church
We are delighted to be able to welcome people back into church for a service of said Holy Communion at 9.30am and 11.00am each Sunday. At each service, the Easter Candle will be lit to remember all those affected by or who have died from Covid-19. In order to manage numbers and observe social distancing it would be helpful if people let us know in advance which service they would like to attend. We look forward very much to welcoming everyone back to Holy Cross but young children should be supervised by their parent or guardian and appropriate hygiene precautions followed. Please also bear in mind current Government advice for those in the clinically vulnerable group and the clinically extremely vulnerable (‘shielding’) group. Please note that it is now compulsory for face coverings to be worn by all those attending a place of worship, unless you have a medical exemption.
We are also now able to celebrate Holy Communion, according to the Book of Common Prayer, each week at 8.00am. Please contact the Rector if you would like to attend so that we can manage numbers.
The opportunity for individual private prayer will now continue on Wednesdays from 2 – 4.00pm until the end of October. On all days, arrangements have been made to comply with the requirements of social distancing with stewards, hand sanitiser and a one-way system in place.
The church toilets will be available on Sundays but not Wednesdays.
We want to mirror the love that God has shown us by serving our community. As part of this, we are reaching out to people at this time. While face-to-face contact is being discouraged, we don’t want people to feel alone, isolated or abandoned. Please do get in touch if you, or someone you know, want someone to call you or email you of if you need help to do something like buy food or collect a prescription. The new email set up for pastoral care is firstname.lastname@example.org or get in touch with Matthew (01363 894038).
A weekly notice sheet is emailed directly to those on our contacts list and can also be found on the Latest News page of the website. You might also like to have a go at the weekly quiz.
Online Weekly Services
We will continue to put the readings for the week on the website, however please note that we will no longer be recording a service for Youtube. We will be live-streaming the 9.30am service via our Facebook page.
We are pleased to announce that we are now able to offer guided tours for visitors to the church. These can be tailored to individual requirements and can include seeing the historic Governors Room. Visits must be pre-booked by contacting Bill Jerman on 01363 772865. We can accommodate a maximum of 4 people from a household or social bubble, face masks/coverings must be worn (unless there is an exemption) and contact details provided for track and trace. Covid-19 Secure arrangements will be in place.
At this time the Parish Church would appreciate donations to support the work of the PCC. If you are able we have a Text Giving account via National Funding Scheme (Charity No. 1149800) operating as DONATE.
To donate £5 Text HOLYX001 to 70970
To donate £10 Text HOLYX001 to 70191
Texts will be charged at your standard network rate. For Terms and Conditions, see www.easydonate.org
The parish of Crediton centres around the Church of the Holy Cross, a church with a history of at least 1100 years that seeks through its members to draw everyone into the love of Jesus Christ.
Our regularly updated, website features much of the work of the Holy Cross. It is also intended to be a resource where you can find information about our Services & Events, the Clergy Team, and catch-up on the latest Rector’s News.
You can also research Courses & Learning, view Photographs from many areas of church life including our ever-popular Flower and Christmas Tree Festivals. You can find out about our choir and musical activities while ringing the changes with the bellringers and see Holy Cross work and life In Images. All this in addition to our comprehensive section on Crediton Parish Church’s building & history and the latest on our Holy Cross Appeals. Holy Cross takes its safeguarding responsibilities very seriously; view our Safeguarding page here.
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