St Thomas' Toowong is open for public worship. We can have 57 people attend each service. To provide opportunities for everyone to attend worship there will be three Eucharistic services each week:
Sunday at 8.30 am and 10.30 am, and Wednesday at 12.00 pm. There is also Evening Prayer on a Monday, Friday and Sunday at 7.30 pm.
From 9 July EVERYONE will need to check in on arrival at church using the 'Check In Qld' app.
Restrictions for churches in the Brisbane and Moreton Bay Regions
(applies from 6 pm on 3 July 2021 to 6 pm on 16 July 2021)
Indoor spaces over 200 square metres — one person per 4 square metres (or 100% capacity with ticketed and allocated seating).
Indoor spaces of 200 square metres or less — one person per 2 square metres (up to 50 people).
Outdoor spaces — one person per 2 square metres (or 100% capacity with ticketed and allocated seating).
Funerals and weddings — the above occupant density restrictions apply, and total occupancy is capped at 100 people.
Face masks must be worn in indoor and outdoor spaces, including at places of worship. Workers and educators may remove their face mask in situations where clear enunciation or visibility of the mouth is essential (this includes those preaching, leading services and leading singing).
Singing is permitted. Face masks must be worn (those leading singing can temporarily remove their face masks).
People must be seated to eat and drink. People may temporarily remove their face masks to eat and drink.
Physical distancing between non-household members should be maintained to the extent possible.
Outdoor gatherings in homes and public places — up to 30 people including residents, visitors and children.
The COVID Safe Checklist for Restricted Businesses — Impacted Areas applies to churches in areas where the lockdown has been lifted (except where Checklist requirements have been superseded by more current advice).
St Thomas' Toowong is following the above protocols until 16 July.
Following the Industry plan
St Thomas' has signed up to the Industry Plan for Places of Worship. As part of this commitment we are following carefully the Health Directives provided by the Queensland Government. Please see below for the latest changes:
The current maximum congregation of 57
Maintain Physical Distancing of 1.5m to the extent possible. This means we are to avoid shaking hands, hugging or kissing as a greeting, farewell or during the greeting of peace.
Practice good hygiene habits, including the use of hand sanitiser before entering the church.
Please avoid queuing or crowding at the church entrance.
The Parish provides pastoral, spiritual and practical assistance to it members and the wider community.
For Home Communion, pastoral support or prayer resources please telephone or email the Parish Office.
Spiritual Communion (if unable to attend in person)
Using the Spiritual Communion order of service each Sunday morning at 8.30 am and 10.30 am we are able to worship at the same time. When we are not able to attend a Eucharist, our desire to do so is enough for God to grant all the benefits of the Holy Communion.
In this way, we maintain our unity in Christ Jesus our Lord. For a copy of Spiritual Communion contact the Parish Office or go to Worship Resources page.
It is important to stay connected and faithful prayer is the best way to do that. If you have a prayer request please send them to the Tom Sullivan at email@example.com or Greg Israel for Evening Prayer at firstname.lastname@example.org.