In our recent parish survey, some people asked specific questions about what it will be like to resume in-person worship during the pandemic. Here are a few questions and answers.
Q: Will windows and doors be kept open during the service to maximize fresh air circulation?
A: The windows in the nave do not open, and the west doors cannot be left open during service because of street noise.
Q: Is there any way we can help clean the church after the service so as to not accrue the expense of a cleaning company having to come in and clean?
A: A cleaning service will be used in order to ensure a professional quality job of cleaning. A very reasonable price has been negotiated.
Q: If a Sunday is oversubscribed, would those who were unable to be accommodated have first dibs the next Sunday?
A: Yes, they would be given priority for the following Sunday.
Q: With no nursery, children can come but stay in the pew with parents?
A: Yes, children may attend and stay in the pew with parents.
Q: What about those who can’t wear masks?
A: Everyone at the service must wear a mask. Anyone who cannot wear a mask should stay home and access online services provided by the Diocese.
Q: Can people stand at the back if they maintain physical distance during the service?
A: No one will be allowed to stand at the back, even if distancing. Everyone will be asked to be seated and to maintain physical distance.
Q: Will the service be live-streamed?
A: That’s our goal, but for now we will record it and make it available on the parish website.