All visitors must
- Wear a face mask
- Sanitise their hands (hand gel available at entrance and exit)
- Keep their distance from others
- Not kiss or touch any icons
Entering and exiting the church
There will be a limit on the number of worshippers admitted into the church at any one time.
Enter the church through the double doors at the front as usual.
Candles are available for purchase by the front door as usual. If possible, please give the correct amount of money to avoid the need for change.
Take note of the one-way system. The first way leads to the area for lighting candles before proceeding into the main body of the church.
There are spaces marked out at safe distances indicating where the congregation may stand. Family members may stand together if they wish, for example, a mother and child. Patience and understanding are requested as it is very unlikely that you will be able to stand or sit in your usual place.
The space in front of the Holy Mother of God Trojerucica icon is where confession will be held.
When exiting the church, use the doors to the right, do not use the doors you entered through.
There are helpers stationed at the main door, the exit door, where the candles are sold and lit, and the main area of the church. Our helpers are here to assist your visit and keep you safe.
Collections and donations
There will be no collection plate going around. Donations can be made by leaving offerings in the plate when exiting the church or you can use Paypal or Facebook to donate online.
Keep time in the church to a minimum
As we are navigating new situations, we kindly request your understanding and patience. It is foreseen that there will be queues outside as safe spaces inside may be completely occupied. We may ask politely that those already in the church kindly leave to make way for others to light their candles.
St Lazar’s Hall
St Lazar’s Hall will remain closed until further notice. The door to the left of the main entrance will be open for those wishing to use our toilets.