SAFE CHURCH PRACTICES
DURING THE COVID19 EPIDEMIC
Bishop Murray Harvey has given permission for the resumption
of public worship at Christ Church Cathedral in Grafton and at
All Saints Church, Lawrence.
The current NSW Public Health Order allows us to have
up to 75 people in the congregation at Grafton Cathedral.
Numbers at All Saints Church are limited to 25 persons
in the congregation from 8 December 2020.
The key elements of the NSW public health restrictions which continue to apply to places of worship up until Sunday, 7 December include:
Maximum of 75 persons in the congregation (4m2 for each person in the Nave)
Contact details for each person to be recorded and kept on file for 28 days
Physical distancing rules to be observed
No congregational singing and choir limited to 5 persons
No use of objects involving touch by multiple persons (hymn books, prayer books, offering plate, etc)
Holy Communion will only be offered in the form of the consecrated Bread
People aged 70 years or older are advised not to attend public worship, as are other people with pre-existing health conditions which may make them more susceptible to COVID-19.
The Cathedral will continue to live stream our Sunday worship services and will offer other faith formation events—such as the Dean’s Forum—online rather than in-person. The video will be available on both Facebook and YouTube. You can subscribe to be alerted automatically whenever a new live stream is starting.
Pre-registration no later than Thursday afternoon each week is advised as numbers will be strictly limited and we need to avoid congestion as people wait outside the Cathedral while their contact details are recorded.
Please continue to hold each other in our hearts and prayers at this difficult time.
REGISTRATION UNDER COVID SAFE RULES
Under the restrictions in place through the current NSW Public Health Orders we are limited to 75 people in the congregation at the Cathedral. From Monday, 7 December this rises to 150 persons. Unless directed otherwise, we still need to collect your contact infomation.
Prior registration is recommended to avoid missing out on a place and also to reduce waiting times at the door of the Cathedral.
You can register by calling (02) 6642 2844 or emailing us.