LATEST UPDATE: 2ND DECEMBER 2020
We will be reopening again for public worship from Sunday 6th December, starting with a staged approach. Provisions for youth and children will continue online and via correspondence. All other meetings (e.g. mid-week study, prayer, members meetings) will be held online.
What ‘public church’ looks like
In line with the government’s guidance for places of worship, the following measures are in place.
– Those who wish to attend will need to book in advance. This will enable us to arrange socially distanced seating, in line with household groups / bubbles.
– Track and trace recording will be used, based on those who book to attend
You will be asked to use the hand sanitisers when entering / exiting the building.
– Face coverings must be worn during the service, unless you have an exemption or are playing a critical role in the service (e.g. leading, reading, singing, etc.)
– You must not socialise with people from outside your household / support bubble while you are in the building
– The worship group will lead the music and singing. Congregational singing is not permitted at the moment. Rules will hopefully ease in time.
– Toilet facilities will be available, though visitors will be encouraged to use facilities at home (i.e. before and after the service) if possible.
– Unfortunately, refreshments will not be served. Visitors are encouraged to leave the building as soon as possible after the service.
– Please avoid gathering outside the building to socialise before / after the service
– We will look at the best way to provide Communion safely
The service will continue to be available via Zoom for those who cannot (or prefer not) to join us in person. Obviously, we have limits on how many people can safely attend in person, so we may need to offer fortnightly slots if demand is high. Where possible, we will look to involve people joining from home.