Preparing for Services at Church: What to expect

We are delighted to have resumed public services of worship in the church building, and to be able to welcome everyone back to St Paul’s.  As you can imagine, there are a few practical guidelines we must follow.  This note is to help you know what to expect when you arrive at church.

Upon Arrival

  • Entry to the building is via the main entrance on Brackley Road only.

  • Please use the hand-sanitiser located in the porch, upon entry.

During the Service

  • Once inside, please do not gather in the entrance area at the back of church.  Please move to one of the seats in the pews.

  • The service details will appear on the screens only, as we are not handing out hymnbooks, Bibles, or notice sheets at this time.  You may wish to bring your own Bible with you.

  • It will be possible to give via contactless payment or the plate collection.

  • If you must use the toilets, please make sure that the surfaces physically contacted are wiped down.  (Disinfectant wipes are provided.)

Face Coverings

Please note that the Government advice is that face covering is advised in enclosed spaces, including places of worship.  We recognise that some have good reason not to wear a mask and we respect this.


Admittedly, it is hard to communicate a sense of welcome when there is so much to keep in mind. Nonetheless, these measures are for our benefit.  We look forward to better days ahead, and we pray the Holy Spirit will give a sense of unity and fellowship where these precautions may otherwise impair our sense of togetherness. We look forward to worshipping with you. 

These arrangements will be kept under review as Government advice changes.