Attending Church
What to Expect

(Revised 22 July 2021)

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

As we move into in step 4 of the Roadmap out of Lockdown, the Elders and Trustees have met and prayed over how to ease the transition back towards pre-pandemic ways of worshipping whilst showing consideration for all.
Trustees will shortly issue an updated RISK ASSESEMENT  to ensure that we provide a safe environment as we gather together. What can you expect? 

  • Auditorium chairs are currently spaced 2m apart as we ease out of the COVID-19 Government restrictions.  This will remain under review and adjustments made as and when required.  Fire doors in the auditorium will be opened, if appropriate, to provide additional air flow.
  • Toilets – Hand sanitiser will be available to use before you enter.
  • Bibles and Paper Literature
          Please bring your own Bible, notetaking paper and pens.
  • Water Fountain – is out of use awaiting a service and will be available shortly.
            Please bring bottled water should you need it.
  • Refreshments – there will continue to be no refreshments before or after the meetings.  We are currently making plans to re-start in September but this remains under review.
  • 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.
  • Singing – Live worship and congregational singing will be included as part of our service.   
  • 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 via Tithes & Offerings Boxes.
  • Younger Church - there is no Sunday Club during the summer break but classes will return in September. 

 

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 (see current NHS guidelines) .
 
Supporting NHS Test & Trace Service – though no longer a legal requirement, we are encouraged to continue to keep 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 – it is no longer a legal requirement to wear face coverings in places of worship (see current guidelines), though it is expected and recommended that they be worn in crowded or enclosed places.  It is therefore personal choice whether you wear a face covering in the centre and whilst singing.

Individuals who are extremely clinically vulnerable/shielding - Should continue to follow the current guidelines

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