One thousand years of history St Mary the Virgin Denby, Derbyshire  St Mary the Virgin Denby, Derbyshire
Services Coronavirus (Covid 19) Update December 2021 Although all legal restrictions have been removed, the guidance and advice from the Church of England focuses on caution and the retention of safeguards due to the relatively high rates of Covid 19 in the community and the uncertainty surrounding the new Omicron variant. Two services are taking place each month, normally on the first and third Sundays, but there may be some variation in this pattern occassionally. The Risk Assessment has been reviewed and updated. In order to minimise the risk of transmission of Covid 19, a number of safeguards continue to be implemented: 1) The social distancing requirement is now 1 metre. This means that every alternate pew can be used and the capacity of the church is approximately 40 to 45. 2) In line with the Government’s Plan B, face coverings MUST be worn during all services. 3) Singing of hymns is permitted, but face coverings must be worn. 4) Communion services have been re-started using safeguards recommended by the Church of England. All services are at 10.00 am unless otherwise indicated. The current plan for services is as follows: 2nd January 2022 Morning Prayer 16th January 2022 Holy Communion 6th February 2022 Morning Prayer 20th February 2022 Holy Communion