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Resumption of Public Worship at St John’s Cathedral

05 Apr 2021

Following the government’s amendments to the Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation, the House of Bishops of HKSKH has announced the resumption of public worship. Our services from 1st April 2021 will follow this pattern:

Saturday Service
6.00pm Sung Eucharist (Cantonese)
Sunday Services
8.00am Said Eucharist (English)
9.00am Sung Eucharist (English)
10.30am Sung Eucharist (Mandarin)
11.45am Responsorial Eucharist/Choral Mattins
1.30pm Sung Eucharist (Filipino)
5.00pm Choral Evensong/Evening service in Taizé style (English)

The following measures will take place when attending services. Please follow the directions of the Sidesmen.

  • Only 30% of the seating capacity will be available.
  • The cathedral will be disinfected between services.
  • If you meet one of the following conditions, please stay home to rest and participate worship online:
    • feeling unwell, especially if having fever or respiratory symptoms;
    • having travelled in the past fourteen days;
    • a member of your household having fever or respiratory symptoms; or
    • a member of your household being in quarantine at home.
  • Please enter the cathedral by the West Door, and exit via the side doors.
  • Please fill out and return the Access Record Form to us.
  • Please wear a mask throughout the service.
  • Your body temperature will be measured. Please clean your hands with hand sanitiser upon entry.
  • Social distancing should be maintained. Except for those in the same household, parishioners should be seated at least one metre apart from one another.
  • Holy Communion will be received in one kind only–the Body of Christ. Parishioners are to receive the Body of Christ only in the hand and standing. You should sanitise your hands using handrub before receiving Holy Communion and observe appropriate physical distancing when waiting in line.
  • Peace is to be exchanged by nodding head or by a fist-and-palm salute.
  • Collection will be received at the doors to support the work of the church.
  • No Sunday School and fellowship gatherings will be held and no refreshment will be served at this time.

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