Update on Gathering for Worship

Update on Gathering for Worship

This plan was proposed by Fr. Chip Larrimore and approved by the Vestry on Wednesday, 17 June 2020.

At this time, Christ Church does not anticipate re-gathering for in-person worship on Sunday mornings until a vaccine has been developed for Covid-19. Instead we will put our resources into enriching and expanding our online worship.

At present, Christ Church offers a 9:30 a.m. Rite III Family Worship service and a 10:45 a.m. Rite II Main Worship service online via Zoom. The 9:30 service is a Zoom “call” while the 10:45 service is a Zoom “webinar.”  In July we will add an 8:00 am Rite I Contemplative Worship service. We are also looking into acquiring better-quality video and audio equipment to make our online worship more accessible.

The exception to this plan is the possibility of outdoor in-person worship mid-week. Plans for this are still under consideration. If we initiate this service, we will adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Service will be Noonday Prayer held in the Campbell Hall Garden
  • No other on-campus activity may be taking place during the service
  • One priest or deacon will be present to lead the service
  • Chairs will be spaced no less than 6 ft. apart
  • All attendees must call or e-mail ahead to reserve a space
  • Masks will be worn by everyone in attendance
  • Attendees will enter the Garden via the stairs on the north side of the garden and exit the via the ramp/gate on the south side of the garden
  • Only printed handout bulletins will be used for worship (no prayer books)
  • Hand sanitizer will be available on tables at the entrance and exit of the garden
  • Chairs will be sanitized before and after worship
  • Restrooms in Campbell Hall will only be available if absolute necessary and will be sanitized after use
  • Update regularly with any new CDC guidelines as changes in the pandemic warrant.