Attending Church – What to Expect

RoL International Church now open for Sunday Services

Normal Service Times:
Pre-Service Prayer 10.00am (in secluded corner of the auditorium)
Service Start Time 10.30am

The Elders and Trustees have worked as diligently as possible to prepare for re-opening. Trustees have undertaken a RISK ASSESEMENT in compliance with Government Guidelines to ensure that we provide a safe environment as we gather together. What can you expect?
  • One-Way System throughout the centre – with 2m clear floor markings and signage.
  • Auditorium chairs are spaced 2m apart, please follow current rules on social contact limits. This means that, at present, you must not mingle with anyone outside your household or support bubble when attending a place of worship. Fire doors in the auditorium will be opened, if appropriate, to provide additional air flow.
  • Toilets – the main toilets will be closed with clear signage to direct you to use the disabled or additional toilet in the corridor.  Hand sanitiser will be available to use before you enter and we even have a ‘toilet lane’ marked out to ensure there is no crossing over of lanes as people use the ‘facilities’! 
To avoid transmission risk and comply with Government guidelines:
  • Bibles and Paper Literature – have been removed. 
            Come prepared - Please bring your own Bible, notetaking paper and pens.
  • Flags & Tambourines - have been removed.
  • Water Fountain – is out of use.
            Please bring bottled water should you need it.
  • Refreshmentsthere will be no refreshments before or after the meetings for the foreseeable future.
  • Holy Communion pre-packed wafer & juice sets have been purchased so you can partake in Holy Communion safely from where you are seated. These will be placed on chairs early in the week prior to Holy Communion Sunday to avoid transmission risk.
  • Singing Live worship will be included as part of our service but congregational singing will not be allowed until the restrictions are lifted.
  • Giving – where possible please give online via our website GIVING PAGE or via BACS transfer into the church bank account.  Contactless donations facility is now available in the centre. Where there is not an option, please give by cash or cheque.  Banking will be done at the end of each week to ensure transmission risk is reduced.
  • Younger Church  - there will be no Younger Church facilities as we return but this will be kept under review.
Children must be supervised by parent/carers AT ALL TIMES before, during and after the meeting and should be seated with parents/carers during the meeting.
Additional Information:
People who are symptomatic - Anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19 (a new continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell) should not attend the place of worship due to the risk that they pose to others; they should self-isolate at home immediately with other members of their household.
Supporting NHS Test & Trace Service – in order to comply with requested Government guidelines we will be keeping a temporary record of all visitors to the centre in order to support and assist the NHS Track & Trace Service with request for data, if needed, for contact tracing and the investigation of local outbreaks.  You will be asked for your name as well as telephone number or email address, should you wish to share this information.  All data will be destroyed after 21 days. 

Face Coverings – Face coverings will be required by law to be worn in places of worship (see current guidelines).  Please come prepared to wear a face covering inside the centre as we only have a small supply available.

Those aged 70+ - the government guidelines state that certain groups of people may be at increased risk of severe disease from COVID-19, including people who are aged 70 or older, regardless of medical conditions.  Individuals who fall within this group are advised to keep social contacts low and maintain social distancing from those they do not live with

Individuals who are extremely clinically vulnerable/shielding - Should follow the (current guidelines)

Our Sunday Sermon will be filmed and uploaded to YouTube as soon as possible each week.  Links will be provided from our website.