Christmas Information This Christmas will be very different in many ways. Restrictions on our way of life mean that we’re not able to do all the things we would normally do, or perhaps we might have to do them in a new way. We’ve been getting used to gathering as a church in news ways for some months now! What won’t change is that this year, whatever happens, we shall still mark the birth of Jesus Christ: God Himself, born of flesh and blood, to live His life among us, to bring us comfort and fill us with joy. Here is some useful information to help you join us in our worship this Christmas. We look forward to having you join with us, whether in our church buildings, or online. Will you have Christmas services this year? We shall definitely have services! So long as government regulations allow, we shall have public services in our church buildings. If restrictions that prohibit worship are in place over Christmas, then we shall hold services that are shared online. What do I need to do to be able to attend a service? You will need a ticket to be able to attend any of our services. The application process will open around 12 noon on Friday 4th December. Why do I need a ticket to come to a service? The requirement for social distancing means that our capacity is massively reduced. Therefore, we (along with most churches) have decided to introduce a free-ticket system. This helps us plan for how to fit groups of different sizes in and maximise our capacity, and means that people will know in advance whether they will be able to attend. What are you doing to make services available to as many people as possible? We are running two Christingle services rather than one, and an extra service on Christmas Day, too How do I book a ticket? Go to the home page of our website, and click on the service for which you would like to apply for tickets. There will be a link to an external website where you can apply for tickets when applications are open. You will receive an email in the following days letting you know whether we have been able to allocate you a ticket. Please be patient in waiting for this email – this process is being undertaken by volunteers. Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. If you do not have access to the internet, you can phone 020 8366 8053. If I come to a service, will I be able to choose where I sit? No; our stewards will need to direct you to particular seats, which will have been allocated to you to help maximise the space in the church. Some of these spaces may have a restricted view due to the architecture of the church. Most importantly, however, you will be present to join in with our worship. What do I need to do if I come to a service? If you do attend one of our services, we ask that, if you are able to wear a mask, you do so. Please sanitize your hands upon entry to the building, adhere to social distancing, and follow all other COVID-related precautions for being in a public space. If you’re able to print off an order of service and bring it with you, that reduces the number of service booklets we need to pass out on the day. Can we sing if we come to a service? Sadly not. At the moment, government regulations mean that we are only allowed to have singing led by a small choir or worship band, and that congregations are not permitted to join in. This is because of the increased risk of transmission of droplets from people’s mouths when singing. What if I can’t come to a service? We hope that you will still join with us, and Christians all over the world, in marking Christmas at home. We shall be sharing worship online, via our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/clayhillparish. You can view services here even if you don’t have a Facebook account, and you won’t need a ticket for this!
St John the Baptist Theobalds Park Road Enfield EN2 9JF St Luke the Evangelist Phipps Hatch Lane Enfield EN2 0HG Our Churches
tel: 0208 363 6055 email: revpetergodden@outlook.com

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Your privacy is important to us

The PCC of our parish of St John and St Luke, Clay Hill values your privacy and wants you to understand the choices and control you have over any information that we may hold about you. To help explain those choices and give you that control, please read our parish Privacy Notice which take into account the new requirements of the GDPR.
Registered Charity Number 1151418
Copyright 2019-2020 PCC of St John w St Luke, Enfield
Christmas Information This Christmas will be very different in many ways. Restrictions on our way of life mean that we’re not able to do all the things we would normally do, or perhaps we might have to do them in a new way. We’ve been getting used to gathering as a church in news ways for some months now! What won’t change is that this year, whatever happens, we shall still mark the birth of Jesus Christ: God Himself, born of flesh and blood, to live His life among us, to bring us comfort and fill us with joy. Here is some useful information to help you join us in our worship this Christmas. We look forward to having you join with us, whether in our church buildings, or online. Will you have Christmas services this year? We shall definitely have services! So long as government regulations allow, we shall have public services in our church buildings. If restrictions that prohibit worship are in place over Christmas, then we shall hold services that are shared online. What do I need to do to be able to attend a service? You will need a ticket to be able to attend any of our services. The application process will open around 12 noon on Friday 4th December. Why do I need a ticket to come to a service? The requirement for social distancing means that our capacity is massively reduced. Therefore, we (along with most churches) have decided to introduce a free-ticket system. This helps us plan for how to fit groups of different sizes in and maximise our capacity, and means that people will know in advance whether they will be able to attend. What are you doing to make services available to as many people as possible? We are running two Christingle services rather than one, and an extra service on Christmas Day, too How do I book a ticket? Go to the home page of our website, and click on the service for which you would like to apply for tickets. There will be a link to an external website where you can apply for tickets when applications are open. You will receive an email in the following days letting you know whether we have been able to allocate you a ticket. Please be patient in waiting for this email – this process is being undertaken by volunteers. Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. If you do not have access to the internet, you can phone 020 8366 8053. If I come to a service, will I be able to choose where I sit? No; our stewards will need to direct you to particular seats, which will have been allocated to you to help maximise the space in the church. Some of these spaces may have a restricted view due to the architecture of the church. Most importantly, however, you will be present to join in with our worship. What do I need to do if I come to a service? If you do attend one of our services, we ask that, if you are able to wear a mask, you do so. Please sanitize your hands upon entry to the building, adhere to social distancing, and follow all other COVID-related precautions for being in a public space. If you’re able to print off an order of service and bring it with you, that reduces the number of service booklets we need to pass out on the day. Can we sing if we come to a service? Sadly not. At the moment, government regulations mean that we are only allowed to have singing led by a small choir or worship band, and that congregations are not permitted to join in. This is because of the increased risk of transmission of droplets from people’s mouths when singing. What if I can’t come to a service? We hope that you will still join with us, and Christians all over the world, in marking Christmas at home. We shall be sharing worship online, via our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/clayhillparish. You can view services here even if you don’t have a Facebook account, and you won’t need a ticket for this!

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Your privacy is important to us

The PCC of our parish of St John and St Luke, Clay Hill values your privacy and wants you to understand the choices and control you have over any information that we may hold about you. To help explain those choices and give you that control, please read our parish Privacy Notice which take into account the new requirements of the GDPR.
St John the Baptist Theobalds Park Road Enfield EN2 9JF St Luke the Evangelist Phipps Hatch Lane Enfield EN2 0HG Our Churches
tel: 0208 363 6055 email: revpetergodden@outlook.com
Registered Charity Number 1151418
2019-2020 PCC of St John w St LukeEnfield
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