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Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,

The wardens and I are delighted to announce that we will return to Christ Church for public worship on 6th September. It will be such a joy to worship, receive the sacrament and to be together again after such a long time of online services.

The coronavirus is far from over and, here in Switzerland we are still at risk of a second wave even as we pray that this can be avoided. For this reason we are committed to ensuring the safety of all our members and especially the vulnerable.

We offer you here indications of how we will protect ourselves.

Please respect social distancing at all times and put on your mask before you enter the church building. Children 10 years old and older should also wear a mask while in church. Masks should be used throughout the service. Welcomers will be ensuring that we all know what we are doing! There will be hand sanitiser at the welcome point and extra masks in case someone doesn’t have one. You will be directed as to where to sit. Families may sit together, but otherwise we shall respect the 2 meter distance.

We can safely sing if we sing quite gently through our masks. The peace shall be shared from our places and without physical contact. For Holy Communion the welcomers will direct you. We will come up starting from the front pews, keeping our distance with help from markers on the floor. Communion will be given from the bottom of the chancel steps in one kind only (bread). When it is your turn to receive please unhook your mask by the elastic and hook it back after receiving. Collection baskets will be at the front for you to place your offering as we return to our places using the side aisles.

No refreshments after the service can be shared at this time. We leave the building row by row starting at the back and respecting social distancing. Once outside we can chat with each other but again, distances need to be respected.

All readers, welcomers, Sunday Club teachers and vestry people will receive their own clear guidelines to ensure safety for all. To make things easier we will be guiding you through the service as we go.

To protect the vulnerable and provide services for those not ready to return to public worship you will be able to join us online or by phone on Sunday morning as follows:
  • Your online audio/visual connection will be better if you download the app beforehand with instructions for that found here.  Then connect to our service using
  • Alternatively, you can call in on your fixed or mobile phone by calling Swiss number 081 588 0256 and when it prompts for the meeting ID enter 340 779 695# on the phone.
We look forward to seeing you all soon. In the meantime stay safe and God bless,

Revd Christine Bloomfield                                         Michael Nelson          David Elliott
Chaplain                                                                                      Churchwardens
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