Dear Friends,

It is good to be back in Perth, after some annual leave in Adelaide.  I was told you should drive over the Nullarbor at least once, and probably only once! We had cool weather for our trip, it even rained some days, both there and back.

I arrived back during lockdown this week. Although the lockdown has ended, there are still restrictions in place that will affect our worship this Sunday 7 February.

  • All our services will be held as usual.
  • You must register as you enter the building, either through the SafeWA app, or by completing the paper-based contact register provided.
  • Please sanitise your hands.
  • Masks must be worn by anyone attending our services at all times. Children under 12 years of age are exempt from wearing a face mask.
  • There is a limit of 150 people at any one service. However, I would encourage anyone who is vulnerable to the virus to consider staying at home.
  • We will live-stream the 10am service as usual.
  • There will be no hymn singing at the services, we won’t expect you to sing with a mask on. But a few singers will lead the 10am and 5pm service with plainsong.
  • Communion will be in one kind only. Please wear your mask as you come forward to receive. Receive the host in your hand, step to the side, lift your mask and reverently consume the sacrament, before replacing your mask and returning to you seat.
  • There will be no hospitality offered after services.

I realise this is not usual. Fortunately, we hope it will be for just one week, provided no community spread of the virus occurs in the next 7 days.

I do hope I can count on your cooperation as the Cathedral plays its part in keeping the community safe, and complying with government regulations.

Please pass this information on.

Your friend and Dean,