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Anglican Church

COVID-19, Update from Archbishop, 2nd January, 2021

Archbishop of Sydney Letter

3 December 2020

Dear brothers sisters

Greetings in the name Of our risen Saviour

No doubt you have heard the news announced yesterday that restrictions on gathering in NSW have been eased You may also be aware that I. along with Archbishop Anthony Fisher and other Faith Leaders, wrote to the Government last week requesting some relaxation of the COVID-19 rules in the light of twenty days Of zero community transmission Our letter was supported by a report from Dr David Heslop, an eminent professor in Public Health and Community Medicine, and received some media attention over the weekend.

The good news is that the Government heeded Our requests in measure. with yesterday's announcement.

Yet, these changes Will not come into place until next Monday, 7 December, so your current procedures should Still be in place tor this coming Sunday.

I shall write with more detail next Tuesday, once the new Public Health Order is available, however, you should be prepared for the following changes from next week.

  1. The 4m2 rule Will be replaced by the 2m2 rule which effectively doubles the capacity for church attendance.

  2. The cap on numbers has been removed for al church services, including weddings and funerals.

  3. up to 50 people may sing in a choir in church.

  4. Outdoor Carol services will be able to accommodate up to 3,000 people. subject to the 2m2 rule and there no cap on the number of performers singing.

  5. Singing will also be permitted by the congregation/audience, though is still recommended that masks be worn. I shall Offer more advice on this next week,

  6. requirement for social distancing at I.5m, wherever possible, will still be in place, along with recording contact details, promoting hand sanitisation and cleaning of surfaces between services.

It gives me great pleasure to inform you of these changes, as the season of Advent is upon us, so that we can once again sing the songs of Zion (Psalm 137:3).

With every good Wish

Grace and peace

The Most Rev Dr Glenn N Davies Anglican Diocese of Sydney

COVID-19, Update from Minister Richard, 8th Dec, 2020

Here is important information about our Church Services over the next week, from the Minister, Richard Mills.

Today I watched the news conference held by the NSW Premier, Health Minister and Chief Medical Officer.

They were talking about the recent outbreak of Covid 19 cases around the Northern Beaches of Sydney.

The big thing that struck me was that many of us, myself included, have become complacent about the pandemic.

We had a long time of no locally acquired cases,

but now we need to become more vigilant again.

We are still planning to run our church services in the next week

  • Sunday 20th 8am and 10am

  • Thursday, Christmas Eve 24th 6pm and 11pm

  • Friday, Christmas Day 25th 9am

  • Sunday 27th 8am and 10am.

Unless new advice comes from the Diocese or the government, we are still planning to have singing at these services.

However we are strongly advising that for our indoor services, on both Sunday 20th and Sunday 27th and also the 11pm Christmas Eve and 9am Christmas Day services that people wear masks before during and after the whole service including the times we are singing.

(You can of course take the mask off to drink a cup of tea of coffee)

Also can I remind you to please observe the following recommendations:

  • Make sure you have had your name recorded for the service you attend

  • Wear a mask, even during singing, if at all possible

  • Use the provided hand sanitiser, both before and after the service

  • Observe social distancing of 1:5 meters as much as you can

  • Refrain from physical contact such as hugging, handshaking and kissing

I also believe it will be safer to not have communion at the moment, so we will now not be having communion on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Hopefully, we will be able to have communion again in January.

For the Christmas services, it would be really helpful

if people book in with me in advance for them.

You can do this by email rmdcanglican@gmail.com or text 0407 661 429.


This Sunday, 20th I will have a clipboard for each service and

I would ask you to write your name and contact phone number on the appropriate clipboard of the service you wish to attend.

I have attached the Christmas Pamphlet.

On our Christmas Pamphlet, we are not advertising the 11pm as numbers are limited to about 35

and we already have over 20 who have indicated they are planning to come.

Thanks for reading this letter. If you know of someone who attends our church and does not have email, feel welcome to print out this letter and give them a copy.

Grace and peace,

Richard

Richard Mills

COVID-19, Update from Archbishop 3rd December, 2020

Archbishop of Sydney Letter

3 December 2020

Dear brothers sisters

Greetings in the name Of our risen Saviour

No doubt you have heard the news announced yesterday that restrictions on gathering in NSW have been eased You may also be aware that I. along with Archbishop Anthony Fisher and other Faith Leaders, wrote to the Government last week requesting some relaxation of the COVID-19 rules in the light of twenty days Of zero community transmission Our letter was supported by a report from Dr David Heslop, an eminent professor in Public Health and Community Medicine, and received some media attention over the weekend.

The good news is that the Government heeded Our requests in measure. with yesterday's announcement.

Yet, these changes Will not come into place until next Monday, 7 December, so your current procedures should Still be in place tor this coming Sunday.

I shall write with more detail next Tuesday, once the new Public Health Order is available, however, you should be prepared for the following changes from next week.

  1. The 4m2 rule Will be replaced by the 2m2 rule which effectively doubles the capacity for church attendance.

  2. The cap on numbers has been removed for al church services, including weddings and funerals.

  3. up to 50 people may sing in a choir in church.

  4. Outdoor Carol services will be able to accommodate up to 3,000 people. subject to the 2m2 rule and there no cap on the number of performers singing.

  5. Singing will also be permitted by the congregation/audience, though is still recommended that masks be worn. I shall Offer more advice on this next week,

  6. requirement for social distancing at I.5m, wherever possible, will still be in place, along with recording contact details, promoting hand sanitisation and cleaning of surfaces between services.

It gives me great pleasure to inform you of these changes, as the season of Advent is upon us, so that we can once again sing the songs of Zion (Psalm 137:3).

With every good Wish

Grace and peace

The Most Rev Dr Glenn N Davies Anglican Diocese of Sydneyzmx mc

COVID-19, Update from Minister Richard, 3rd Dec, 2020

Some Reflections for Denham Court Anglican Church by Richard Mills (minister)

New capacity numbers for our building from 13th December

(depending on how many household groups there are)

Chapel 35-40

Hall 70-80

General Covid-19 safety

We need to make sure we are observing social distancing and making sure we have good hygiene procedures. Please use the hand sanitiser each week. We also keep a register of all people attending each service.

Also Parish Council has decided to purchase two devices to take people's temperatures. If anyone has a high temperature they will be advised not to enter our gatherings.

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms we encourage you to get tested and self-isolate.

This is a difficult time for all of us, but we give praise to God that we are still able to meet at this stage.

A Christmas 2020 message from Denham Court Anglican Church:

youtu.be/x3BJA-EoeAk

A Christian Church for All People

Who are we? We are a group of Christians who are excited about what God is doing in the Macarthur area of Sydney.

Denham Court Anglican Church

Our meeting times each Sunday are

8am Traditional Service in the Chapel

10am Family Service and SundayKids

Everyone welcome

We are located at

30 Church Road, Denham Court.

To find us, click here.

📞 You can phone us on 9829 2871.

Our Hall and carpark are wheel chair friendly but unfortunately our chapel is not.

Hope to see you soon!

Richard Mills

Minister

If you have questions about the Christian faith, email the minister, Richard, by clicking here.

Jesus Christ and Him crucified ...