St. Alban the Martyr

Live Sunday Service

18 Mar 2021 • General news

St Alban's Church is currently open for socially distanced public worship at 10:00 A.M. on Sundays.

Despite the falling rate of infection and the progress in vaccination of the groups most at risk from Covid-19, the level of infection in the West Midlands remains high, and we have added further precautions to our risk assessment:

  1. You must book before you come to church either by e-mailing or by phoning Fr Gerry on 0121 440 0404 to ensure that there will be room for you within the reduced number that the church can accommodate safely.
  2. You must wear a face covering over your nose and mouth at all times except when receiving communion and you may also remove your face covering to read the lessons or intercessions.
  3. Please sanitize your hands on entering the church.
  4. Go straight to your seat, the seats are marked up green for places you can sit and red for those that are less than 2 m away from other seats or standing places and are not to be used.
  5. Please bring a pen with you and fill in the track and trace form.
  6. Only the cantor(s), who will be located well away from the congregation, are allowed to sing.
  7. When moving around church please follow the one-way system and if you have to queue stand on the yellow arrows marked out on the floor to ensure you are separated from members of other households.
  8. Please sanitize your hands before and after receiving communion.
  9. When leaving the church please don’t stand around in groups with less that 2m between bubbles. We all want to catch up with each other but please remember that it is dangerous and unlawful to mingle with other households.

By following all these rules we will minimise the risk of cross infection with Covid-19 while in the church.

Streaming the Sunday Mass on Zoom and posting it on YouTube will continue as usual.

For the present the Thursday and Saturday morning will remain suspended.

Chris Smith
25 February 2021