Information for Parishes—revised 21 September 2021
Here in the Christchurch Diocese we are committed to keep ministers, staff, parishioners, worshippers and external users of our church and hall premises as safe as possible.
Delta Level 2 (limit 100) is not the same as the previous Covid-19 Level 2
The information provided by Government under Delta Level 2 (limit 100) offers church ministry a number of challenges, but worship is certainly now possible in person.
Bishop Peter encourages all parishes to resume physical services and ministry outreach from this Sunday 26 September 2021, or, if more time is needed, from 3 October 2021.
There are a number of ministry units providing virtual services and ministry that people can still access. For a list of Virtual Services please look here.
Here are the revised guidelines from Bishop Peter about what can be achieved, given the increased capacity (100 people plus clergy) and the revised social distancing requirements. The Guidelines speak about limits on numbers attending, distancing, contract tracing, masking, singing, communion, refreshments, children’s and youth programmes and more.
- DL2 Guidelines from Bishop Peter (dated 21 September 2021)
- DL2 Chart Delta Level 2 Chart (dated 21 September 2021)