Covid-19 update – 1st January 2021
Happy New Year to all! Let us pray it is better in all aspects than 2020.
Services at Saint Dunstan will continue as before:
8.45am – Matins
10.30am – Divine Liturgy
Vespers and other services as announced in The Narthex and after the Divine Liturgy..
Just a reminder that restrictions remain in place. There is a one-way system: please use only the main West door to enter the church, and the South, East and North doors to exit. These last three will have a sign outside stating "Exit only". On entering, please use the disinfectant gel in the dispenser by the door. Continue to follow the guidelines regarding masks and social distancing.
Saint Dunstan of Canterbury Orthodox Church
A Parish of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of the British Isles and Ireland
Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East
Saint Osmund's Road, Parkstone, Poole, BH14 9JG
Parish priest: Fr Chrysostom, tel. 01202 602628;
Assistant priest: Fr Filip, tel. 07988 7622500
Vespers is normally served on Saturdays at 5.00pm and on Wednesdays at 6.00pm. Fr. Chrysostom is available for Confession afterwards or by appointment. Orthros is served before the Divine Liturgy on Sundays at 8.45am.
For other services, etc., you can use the download button below to see our current Newsletter for all services this month
Statement Concerning the COVID-19 Virus
The outbreak of COVID-19, known as Corona Virus, continues to be widely covered in the media, causing feelings of anxiety among certain people. We do not have to take extreme measures at present but it is important that, as a community that worships together, we should be vigilant and observe the rules of hygiene, as we would normally, in order to avoid the spread of any seasonal disease.
The symptoms of the current virus are fever, cough, shortness of breath. Anyone with these symptoms should self-isolate immediately for at least seven days, and NOT attend the Divine Liturgy. You should ONLY seek medical advice if the symptoms grow worse. In that case DO NOT go to your GP but telephone the NHS on 111. To prevent the spread of the virus, again, we should all follow common-sense practices.
These include the thorough and frequent washing of hands and being sure to cover any cough and sneeze. Any tissues that we use should be disposed of quickly and personal items should not be shared. There is nothing difficult in this and, of course, such behaviour is appropriate and necessary at any time.
We shall, as ever, follow common-sense measures at church. All items frequently used, such as icons or the blessing cross will, as ever be thoroughly cleaned.
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