LATEST UPDATE: 13TH OCTOBER 2020
We will be reopening for public worship from Sunday 1st November, 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’ will look like
In line with the government’s guidance for places of worship, the following measures would be 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
• Visitors 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.).
• The worship group will lead the music and singing. Congregational singing is not permitted at the moment. Rules (hopefully) may ease in time.
• Toilet facilities will be available, though visitors will be encouraged to use facilities at home (i.e. before and after) if possible.
• Unfortunately, refreshments will not be served. Visitors are encouraged to leave the building as soon as possible 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.