We are grateful to share that limited in-person worship at St. Mark's resumes on Sunday, April 25. Live-streamed services and other virtual gatherings will continue. Please read our safety guidelines below. You may sign up to attend by visiting https://tinyurl.com/stmarksburlapril. Or leave us a voicemail with your name, number, and how many people will be accompanying you. Please let us know if you plan to attend by at least the Thursday before each service. Thank you.

Stage 2 Reopening Guidelines

  • Live-streamed services and virtual coffee hour will continue as usual.

  • We require advance registration online or by phone to attend services and sign-in upon entering the building to maintain a record of attendance for contact tracing.

  • Everyone is asked to follow these guidelines and any other COVID-19 health and safety practices, regardless of vaccination status.

  • Up to fifteen individuals gathered for worship inside of the church, including clergy, servers, and musicians, all of whom will be a minimum of six feet apart away from each other, unless they belong to the same household, and have assigned seating.

  • Bulletins will be placed in pew seats before the service with gloved hands.

  • Please refrain from singing. Only our cantor, Caitlin Laird, who will be masked and situated at least twenty feet away from others, will sing.

  • Upon your request, we will provide you with Holy Communion (bread only) in the pews using individual pyxes (metal containers containing the consecrated hosts) for each individual or household. 

  • Physical distancing will be maintained using signage and floor markings, hand sanitizer will be provided, and masks will be worn by everyone except when someone is addressing the congregation from a safe distance (i.e., the celebrant, lector, and intercessor).

  • The space will be well-ventilated with open windows and doors, ceiling fans on, and four HEPA filters running throughout the sanctuary.

  • There will be strict adherence to cleaning/disinfecting and hygiene measures throughout the facilities before and after services following CDC guidelines, with special attention to heavy transit areas and high-touch surfaces (e.g., doorknobs and restroom).

  • Sunday School will likely remain virtual; if in-person, children’s events will be outdoors and households will need to stay physically distanced.

  • We ask that you refrain from attending if you feel unwell or suspect that you have been in contact with someone who may be sick.

  • Please visit this Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts webpage to learn more about how our diocese is responding to the pandemic. All of our decisions and protocols closely follow diocesan guidelines and exceed state mandates.