Once again, our puppeteers portray the story for children of all ages.
Then there are some children's activities on Ruth Chapter 2 in the Children's Blog.
'Traffic Light' Protocols
A lot of work is going on at present to draw up good protocols for the Anglican Churches in Auckland Diocese. The Bishop and Diocesan Council have decided that there will be a Diocesan Covid19 Protection Framework for all parishes to follow. They are developing it at present with a thorough process.
They have surveyed all clergy and as well as all vestries across the Diocese seeking our views on parish gatherings, services and vaccination status.. Our Vestry had a special meeting last week to answer the questions in the survey. The results of those surveys have been collated and (together with legal and health advice) are being used by the Diocesan Health and Safety Committee to draw up a proposed policy. That policy will then be reviewed by the Bishop and Archdeacons before being presented to the Diocesan Council meeting later this month for final approval.
I understand that we will receive the policy at the end of the month and then Vestry is to decide how to implement it in our particular parish setting.
Be assured that everyone involved is well aware of the tension between safety (particularly for the immune-compromised) and inclusion.