The Church and Coronavirus

Heavitree Church Spring Picture
Spring at Heavitree Church

Following advice from the Church of England and in common with many denominations, please note the following:

for the time being we shall not exchange the Peace by handshakes. Simply saying the words ‘Peace be with you,’ will have to suffice.

at Communion, only the priest will receive the consecrated wine. Otherwise Communion will be ‘in one kind’, that is by receiving only the Body of Christ. People should be reassured they are receiving the Risen Jesus just as much by taking only the Bread as they would by taking both Bread and Cup.

the priest and the servers will all wash their hands before preparing the vessels for the service, and will use the hand gel in the vestry.

Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible, but we trust everyone understands the need for such arrangements.