COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Arrangements for Church Services

The NSW Government has lifted the lockdown in a number of rural shires including the Bega Valley Shire, with effect from 1pm on Thursday 16 September 2021, click here to read the Deputy Premier’s media release.

For a number of reasons there will be NO church services at any of the Sapphire Coast Anglican Parish centres for the next few weeks (click here to read Reverend Lou Oakes’ email on this).

Watch this news update for further announcements and updates.


When church services are resumed, they will be held across four churches:

  1. every Sunday at
    • Christ Church Pambula commencing at 8.30am;
    • St Clements Merimbula commencing at 9.30am;  &
    • St Johns Eden commencing at 10am; and
  2. on the first Sunday of each month at
    • Holy Trinity Wyndham commencing at 2.30pm.

You will then be able to see the list of church services for the forthcoming fortnight by clicking on the button below.

NSW Government COVID-19 guidelines will be carefully followed.

Total attendance numbers within the premises must not exceed one person per 4 square metres unless total attendance is 25 persons or less.

People within the premises need to be placed at least 1.5 metres apart. This rule does not however apply to people who are living in the same household.

The wearing of face masks is compulsory inside the church, noting that there are some exemptions (click here).

Singing is not allowed.

Given the social distancing rules under the NSW COVID-19 restrictions, it is essential to register your intention to attend a service by 4pm at the latest on the day preceding the service. Click the HOW TO REGISTER button below for your registration options.

We will be keeping an attendance record, so please arrive 5 minutes early and bring your own pen.

We ask you not to attend a service if you:

  • have any symptoms including fever, coughing, sore throat, shortness of breath (difficulty breathing), runny nose, loss of taste, and/or loss of smell;*
  • are going to get tested; or
  • have been asked to self-isolate.

* If you would like to do the Commonwealth Government’s online healthdirect symptom check,
    click here & then click on the orange COVID-19 Symptom Checker button at the top right of the page.

For those who are not attending a service, recordings of worship services from 2020 are available for viewing online, either via the YouTube Services link on the Home page or by clicking here.

For more information, please click here to see the NSW Government policy page on Physical Distancing, here to see its policy on Face masks, and here to see the Commonwealth Government’s COVID-19 health alert page.

And please remember:

COVID-19 Procedures

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