On Monday July 19th the government lifted most Covid-19 legal restrictions in England.
The churchwardens and I have consulted with PCC members and others, and have decided that as the number of Covid-19 cases remain very high locally we will make no substantive changes to our services on Sunday or Wednesday for at least a month.
*You will be free to choose any seat in church but please continue to observe physical distancing.
*We request that you continue to wear face masks when inside church unless exempt.
*Hand sanitiser will continue to be provided.
*Our socially distanced choir will sing during our Sunday service but at present the congregation will not be invited to sing during the service. After the service, and weather permitting, the choir will lead us in singing a hymn outside the west door.
*We will continue to share The Peace and administer Holy Communion as we do currently, and will not reintroduce Communion in both kinds at this time.
*We will begin work on reintroducing refreshments after services by recruiting volunteer teams to go on a rota and a co-ordinator to set up and administer the rota.
All the above will be reviewed in late August.
We aim to restart services of Evensong in September.
With my prayers and best wishes,
Revd Dr Angela Birkin
Welcome to St. Michael and All Angels.
Saint Michael and All Angels' Church is a an open and inclusive Church in the Liberal Catholic tradition of Church of England. Here you will find a parish church which, in various forms, has stood at the heart of the community of Headingley since 1620.
Here you will find wonderful Gothic architecture, fine stained glass, beautiful wrought iron work, a fine organ accompanying harmonious singing, all witnessing to the beauty and welcome of God, and the care and faithfulness of generations of Christians.
Above all, it is here you will find a Christian Community worshipping God, praying that we may grow in love and service, and in the beauty of holiness.
We invite all who enter to pause and make space for the God who made us and who meets us in Jesus Christ.
On behalf of the whole worshipping community, may we welcome you to St Michael’s. We pray that God will bless your visit here.
Revd Dr Angela Birkin
Assistant Curate of St Michael and All Angels’ in the Headingley Team.
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