Covid-19 Update

26 January 2022

You will know that, as of today, the additional restrictions introduced by Government as Plan B have been rescinded. The law states that the incumbent has sole responsibility for the application of guidance in each local situation. The Church of England continues to recommend a degree of caution at a time when, though the incidence of the virus seems to be falling, it remains high in many places. This is certainly true in Cambridge. So please do note the following: 

  • The clergy will continue to take lateral flow tests before services, and we invite you to do the same.

  • Face-coverings are not mandatory, but we invite you to consider wearing one.

  • Please continue to use hand-sanitiser.

  • The building will remain well-ventilated, so you may wish to wear an extra layer or two at the moment.

  • The NHS Track and Trace programme is still available, and recommended.

  • You may sit in the place of your choice in the nave and side aisles, but please be gracious and sensitive to others’ need for space.

  • The Peace should be shared without contact unless you are sure that a physical sign of peace will be welcome.

  • Collections will not be taken, so please give generously via the collection boxes, or by Standing Order/Direct Debit. We shall be introducing a new way of giving, the Parish Giving Scheme, in March.

  • Holy Communion will continue to be administered in one kind at least until Easter.

  • Refreshments will be served in Michaelhouse after the 10am Sunday morning service from February 6th (save for February 13th, the University Sermon) – please do not crowd into the chancel over coffee, but use the space wisely. 

These decisions will continue to remain under review, and changes in national guidance or a rise in local cases may necessitate change in the future.

Thank you for your generosity, understanding, and patience.

Canon Adrian Daffern, Vicar