Welcome

to St Jude's Church, Plymouth

PLEASE GO TO THE FOOT OF THIS PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW ST JUDE’S WILL BE TRYING TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE REGARDING VOLUNTARY COVID PRECATIONS FOLLOWING THE GOVERNMENTS RELEASE OF LEGAL REGULATIONS ON THE 19TH JULY 2021

St Jude’s Church has sat on the crossroads of Tothill Road and Beaumont Road across from Beaumont Park in Plymouth for over a century. It has modernised many times, but its heart for community has never altered.

Our building is on the cusp of being re-ordered, to make it a seven day a week centre instead of a one day a week church.  However, we already have two other Halls onsite and offer Monday morning opportunities for toddlers, a Community Café on Tuesday mornings and weekly walks, evenings and Sunday mornings for young people, etc etc…

If you want to know anything, just get in touch via our Contact Us page, browse the website or just come along – we’re friendly 😊

COVID PRECAUTIONS SUMMER 2021

  • We would like to ask all who come to continue wearing masks (we will have some available if someone forgets one)
  • We will now allow singing – but could you still sing behind a mask
  • As you enter, the left-hand side of the church is being kept as a designated socially-distanced area with every other pew in that area roped off
  • Whenever we have a Communion service (normally fortnightly), we are returning to bread which will have been previously portioned to avoid too much handling and formally consecrated wine from the Communion Table which will now be available via a Common Cup. However, as an option for any who may prefer it, we are also providing other ordinary (and de-alcoholised) non consecrated wine in small individual cups for any who may find it helpful in their own personal meditation and prayer as we share together
  • There will again be a non-staffed creche area at the back of the Church, but for this season there may be fewer toys which will then be left ‘quarantined’ until the following Sunday. Any parents who chose to use it will need to do so at their own discretion.
  • If families come with younger children, can we ask you to not let youngsters run around the left-hand side of the Church to help any of the congregation who want to try and stay more socially distanced – just for now – we normally really don’t mind if the kids move around
  • We will have hand sanitizer available at each entry door
  • We will try to maintain a list of attendees or signing in via the QR code on the NHS app for a while longer
  • We will be enabling all the children’s work (in the Summer these are the breakout groups) but we will be encouraging the helpers and leaders to still wear masks while also encouraging hand washing etc for the children
  • And please don’t come if you have cold-like symptoms or feel unwell – can you instead get a Covid test to stay safe?
  • For the Summer we’re going to hold back on offering our normal refreshments, that lovely freshly brewed fair trade coffee and tea we always used to give out freely, but we hope, along with all of the measures above, we can re-evaluate in a month or two to see if anything can be changed for the Autumn

So, as folk enter, we will be encouraging mask wearing, hand sanitizing and signing in and explain about seating and the creche area and then leave all the choices to all our guests.

Thanks for understanding.