The Parish Church of The Holy Cross
Airedale with Fryston
© Holy Cross Church Airedale with Fryston
So what changes will be necessary as we begin to open again? Below are a number
of changes I have considered and put in place; most are based on the current
instructions from the government and advice from the diocese, some are my own
ideas as to how to respond on a local level. These are likely to be open to ‘tweaks’
as the situation changes.
We will continue to open every day between 11am and 12 noon for private
prayer. This is likely to continue for only a couple more weeks as the church
building becomes available to conduct funerals.
At this stage I will not be opening for baptisms –this will, of course, be
reviewed on a regular basis.
Communion services will be available at the following times:
o Sunday morning –9am
o Sunday morning –10.30am
o Wednesday morning –9.30am
Please consider carefully which service you would prefer to attend. Both
services will be identical and both in the main body of the church to enable
The necessary distance between worshippers.
Although there will be music at both the Sunday services singing is currently
not allowed. This is due to the projective nature of singing that spreads the
virus further than simple speech.
No books or sheets will be in use –again to prevent cross contamination by
touch –the service will be projected on the screens as usual.
Instructions as to cleansing, seating and procedure will be on display in the
church on your arrival.
Please do keep to all the social distancing guidelines and where possible use
the following one way system –IN through the front doors –OUT via the side
There will be no need for servers or sidespeople etc. at this point.
The area of greatest risk of cross contamination is in the toilet so, for these
shorter services, I have decided that the toilet will not be in use until
The last few weeks have been a trial for us all and many are ‘chomping at the bit’ to
begin socialising again; however, we must bear in mind that the virus is still in the
community and that not taking care may result in the government re-
Sunday 5th July
Wednesday 8th July
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday