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Dear <<First Name>>,
Happy Friday!


Here is your weekly update...
Message from the Andrews

Since the Government have moved to step 4 of the ‘Roadmap out of Lockdown’ and removed most coronavirus legislation there will be some changes to our meetings going forward.  We are conscious that there is a spectrum of opinion about how cautious we should be, where some of us will be feeling nervous about any changes, and others of us are looking forward to greater freedoms and greater social connection than has been possible until now.  It’s therefore a good opportunity for us all to be learning to bear with one another and to be respectful of and sensitive to each other’s situations.  We understand that not everyone is able to meet back physically yet, and so we will be continuing to live-stream our morning service for those people.

The venue restrictions are stricter at the Royal Naval College than at Eltham College and this will be reflected in how the services will run.  In both services we will return to singing indoors, and to having children in the auditorium from the start of the service, so drop-off time will no longer be before the service, but instead during the break in the service. We will also start offering cold refreshments outside after the service. The children will no longer need to stay at their desks during their groups, and those teaching them will not need to be masked.  We will however continue to discourage attendance for anyone with covid symptoms, and we will offer a track and trace service via a QR code as people arrive, and hand sanitiser at various stations, and we will encourage people to leave gaps between bubbles when we sit down, and to head outside at the end if they want to socialise. At the Royal Naval College we will still need to wear masks inside, but at Eltham College we will be following the Church of England’s guidance in encouraging a zoning system where people who wish to be maskless will fill up from the front and people who wish to be masked will fill up from the back so that there is no risk of maskless people singing in their direction from behind them. Some of us may want to keep a mask in our pockets so that we can pop one on if we're talking to someone who is a mask-wearer. Thanks for your understanding as we navigate these unchartered waters, and we are grateful for the continued grace people have shown over all the many changes we’ve been experiencing.

In Christ,

Andrew and Andrew
SUNDAY SERVICES

Greenwich
We'll be meeting on Sunday at 10:30am at Old Royal Naval College, SE10 9NN here. A Zoom and Facebook stream will also be available for those still unable to attend. Risk assessment here.

Eltham
We'll be meeting on Sunday at 4pm in Eltham College Chapel at Grove Park Road, Mottingham, SE9 4QF. Risk assessment here.

Provisions for Children
Noisy Church will continue at both services for parents with their children aged 0-3 years old.  The audio from the morning service will be provided at Greenwich and Eltham Noisy Church.
Click the previous links for a map of their respective locations.
Sunday School changes are detailed in the above message from the Andrews.

See below for the service sheet.
(Print setting is 'short edge binding').
SUNDAY SERVICE SHEET
WELCOMING
Summer is a key time for visitors to come and check out Grace Church for the first time. As lots of us are away over the Summer, please be extra vigilant to show a friendly welcome to any new people you may see. Maybe you could even invite a visitor around for dinner!
SUMMER FELLOWSHIP 
We're excited to announce that our Summer Fellowship is starting next month! There will be a seminar on a famous 20th century Christian leader on each Wednesday in August at 8pm here.

Come ready to be inspired and changed by hearing the contributions that John Stott, Billy Graham, C.S. Lewis and Francis Schaeffer made to the evangelical world.
CHURCH CALENDAR
All key dates are available for you to view in the church calendar. You can sync the calendar with your phone so that it updates automatically. Click the graphic to view what's coming up.
GIVING
Grace Church is funded by the donations of its members. To support our work and give tax efficiently, please contact treasurer@greenwich.church
(40-52-40/00027789).

Have a great weekend!


In Christ,

James

Grace Church takes seriously the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults. If you have any concerns, please contact our Safeguarding Officer, Kate Squire (safeguarding@greenwich.church). Otherwise, contact the Diocese of Southwark Safeguarding Adviser, Hugh Constant or the assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers, Marie Daly or Louise Vernon (02079399423). See www.greenwich.church/safeguarding
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