Changes to Restrictions - Liturgical Service Attendance
With the recent announcement as part of the State Government's Roadmap out of Lockdown - Places of Worship are now permitted to allow parishioners to attend services.
The number of permitted parishioners also includes deacons, therefore we will allocate 2 deacons per service. This allows 8 people indoors and 18 people outdoors for the time being. Parishioners can start to attend from Tuesday 3 November. And can book at stmarkscocmelb.as.me
Bookings will be released in 2 week batches. We ask everyone to only book once a month to ensure everyone receives the blessing of attending, unless the day before the date of a service there is availability. All bookings are to be made online, please ensure to help each other especially those who can't access the internet themselves.
Remember: masks are compulsory, hand sanitiser must be used upon entry, 1.5m is to be kept between each other at all times, no physical contact (hugging or handshaking), no socialising after services and please do not attend if you have any flu-like symptoms.
Liturgical Service Schedule
Tuesday: Divine Liturgy at 9am
Wednesday: Divine Liturgy at 9am
Thursday: Divine Liturgy at 9am
Friday: Divine Liturgy at 9am
Saturday: Divine Liturgy at 9am (English & Arabic) + Vespers & Arabic Bible Study at 5pm
Sunday: Divine Liturgy at 9am (English & Arabic)
Please note Liturgical Services will only be livestreamed on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
Mandatory Face Masks
In the State of Victoria from 11:59pm on Wednesday 22 July 2020 there are some extra restrictions that will apply:
When leaving home for one of the four reasons, people 12 years and older must wear a face covering, unless an exemption applies.
If you are in the car alone or with someone from your household, you do not need to wear a face covering. You should put your face covering on before you leave your car. If you are driving your car for work, such as deliveries, or with people from outside your household then you are required to wear a face covering.
If you are doing strenuous physical exercise you do not need to wear a face covering but you must carry one with you. Strenuous exercise includes activities like jogging, running or cycling but not walking.
People who live in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire must not attend a wedding outside these areas, unless they are working as the celebrant. The celebrant must wear a mask. People who live in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire cannot hold a wedding outside these areas, even if a booking has already been made.