Face masks are to be worn at all services, especially for singing. When speaking to the congregation from the front of the church or a prayer desk, face masks can be removed. Those with an exemption or difficulties wearing a mask for the entire service should not feel obligated to wear a mask. Communion currently is in one kind only, with the presider wearing a face mask during consecration. We do sing during our services. We will take your contact details when attending services. This list will be kept secure and shredded after one month.
The Bishops of Tikanga Pakeha of the Anglican Church have advised that as a norm church services across New Zealand should only be attended by fully vaccinated people. From 12 December 2021 until further notice attendance at Sunday morning services at St Paul’s Anglican Church Papanui will require a my vaccine pass.
On Sundays 12, 19, and 26 December there will be a short informal service open to all (no inspection of the vaccine pass) at 1 pm in the afternoon. This will mainly be based on singing of less well-known Christmas songs and carols.
The church will continue to be open to all (with no inspection of a my vaccine pass) most weekdays from 12 noon to 2 pm.
In future services will be offered which do not require a vaccine pass.
Sundays 12.15 pm at the Transitional Cathedral.
Sundays 09.30 am at All Saints Anglican Church (a congregation that is part of the Church of Confessing Anglicans).
A list of some churches not requiring my vaccine pass can be found at JamesTwo