Meeting in person
From Sunday 11th April, our services will be in person for both the 9am and the 10.45. Groups for our children and youth will be running as they have been during the pandemic, which means young people will be dropped off at the start of the service, and brought back to parents or guardians at the end.
In the past we have asked individuals to book for Christmas and Easter events, but for a regular Sunday service you will not need to book.
Throughout our services we are continuing to exercise caution, being mindful of the advice of both the government and the Church of England, and are doing what we can to keep everyone safe.
Can’t make it in person?
We have online provisions for both services for those who cannot make it to church in person. Our 9.00 is a more traditional service streamed live on Zoom, and our 10.45 is more informal and is live streamed on our YouTube channel. For Zoom details, please contact the office or a member of the team.
When we’re meeting in person, our services look a bit different:
For those of you who regularly attend our services, they are likely to feel and run a little differently.
We’re altering the format of the services in response to the guidance;
- congregational singing is unfortunately still not allowed.
- communion will be shared in one kind.
- hospitality will not be available.
- seats have been spread out to maintain social distancing.
- a one-way system has been put in place to help to minimise contact.
- A team will be in place to help direct you when you arrive.
- Face coverings are mandatory for all attending unless medically exempt.
- Mingling outside after the service must follow the rule of 6 and is strongly discouraged.
Arriving at the building
To enter the building, please use the Thorold Road entrance
Please arrive slightly earlier as everyone will need to wash or sanitize their hands as they arrive, which may take a little time.
Please scan the QR code or fill in the form at the welcome desk to allow for Track and Trace.
We may need to queue outside briefly, practicing social distance as we do so.
It is essential that you do not attend church if you, or any members of your household, have symptoms of Coronavirus (i.e. a new continuous cough, temperature, loss or change to your normal sense of taste or smell) – you should self-isolate at home with the other members of your household, following the government advice.
The government advises that you do not interact socially in a place of worship with anyone outside the group you are attending with, even if you see other people you know, to minimise contact between people. Read the government guidance here.
We are doing all that we can in respect to the guidance provided, and we will be reviewing our practice as we go. Please do help us in this by making safe decisions, and by practicing good hand hygiene and social distancing when you attend church.
We love being able to meet together in person; it will be different, but there is something really significant about being the people of God gathered for worship.