Sunday Services

We are pleased to tell you that we are planning to re-open the church for services on Sunday 6th September, although due to the Covid-19 regulations things will be quite different from what we have been used to. Please see this letter from Richard which goes into detail (PDF).

There will be two services each Sunday:

9.30am: Our principal service with Holy Communion (wafers only) and music; note that our music group will be singing to you; congreational singing is not allowed. This service will be live on Youtube for those who cannot attend. Please note there will be no crèche, so please keep all your children with you.

11.00am: This will be an activity-led service primarily for families, children and youth since no separate children’s groups are running. Please see below for details.

Here is information regarding the regulations and safety measures for this to happen.

  • Please DO NOT attend a service if you are experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms or feeling unwell
  • Come early in order to secure a seat - We are very sorry that, in order to maintain social distancing, we may have to turn people away once maximum capacity is reached
  • Please write your name and contact details on a piece of paper or card before arrival then leave it in the designated box on arrival
  • Face masks MUST be worn
  • Entry into church will be via the double doors leading directly into the church space and exit will be through the fire exit near the school (behind the font)
  • Please sanitise your hands on arrival and again as you leave
  • Stewards will direct you to a seat - please do not move the chairs yourself, the stewards will do so if necessary
  • If you are part of a family or ‘bubble’, please all enter the building together and remain seated together. Please try to keep 2 metres away from everyone who is not a member of your family or ‘bubble’.
  • Children’s buggies: Please bring your buggy into church and keep it next to you.
  • Disability scooters: Please bring your scooter into church and continue to sit on it throughout the service.
  • If you might want a drink, please bring one with you. No drinks or refreshments will be provided.
  • Coats and jumpers: The windows and doors will be open for ventilation so you might need an extra layer. If you take your coat off or bring an umbrella, please keep it with you.
  • Bible: If you would like to use a bible, please bring one with you.
  • Offertory: There will be an offertory box on a table on the way out for anyone who would like to put something in it.
  • Please refrain from socialising whilst in church. Perhaps use the waiting time to reflect, meditate and pray
  • There will be a one-way system for visits to the toilets. Please remember to sanitise your hands again upon re-entry into the church. The upstairs toilets will remain closed.
  • At the end of the service please exit promptly (maintaining social distancing) so that sanitising of the church can take place before the next service
  • Masks may be removed once outside, but please maintain social distancing
  • We want everyone to feel safe, so if you feel vulnerable, or if you are shielding, please do not feel obligated to attend the services. The 9.30am service will be live streamed, so you will still be able to watch it online.

Here's Richard to show you how it will work:

For the 11.00 service:
In order to keep everyone safe at church, it is not going to be possible to share toys, items for craft etc. So it would be a good idea to put together a ‘church kit’ which you can bring with you each week for you and your family to be able to engage fully with the 11 am service. It would be good to include the following items if possible;

  •  Mask (for everyone 11 and over)
  •  Track and trace details already on a piece of paper
  •  Bible
  •  Toys to keep babies and toddlers entertained
  •  Mobile phone
  •  A pack of felt pens
  •  Notebook and pen
  •  Plain paper A4 (either a pad or pack)
  •  Any printouts Rachel sends in advance

Please get in touch with Rachel Clark if you are unable to get hold of the items mentioned above.

We apologise that this is an extensive list of dos and don’ts, but please read them carefully and be mindful of them in order to keep yourself and others safe. Please continue to pray for our church leaders as they endeavour to implement the return of our church services in as safe a way as possible.