Although legal restrictions in England were lifted on 19 July, our PCC has agreed to retain certain measures for services in our church building. This is in recognition of continuing risks of transmission of the virus particularly in crowded indoor spaces as well as a desire that all who wish to attend can feel safe to do so. These include an expectation and recommendation that face masks continue to be worn by all adults attending (unless exempt) and social distancing being maintained. We will continue to facilitate social distancing by seats remaining well-spaced apart. Further details are listed below
There is still plenty of space but in order to assist with maintaining safe capacity and arranging seats for larger families /households we are asking people to pre-book places in advance where possible. You can book your places at the link below for this coming Sunday’s service (bookings are open from 11 am on the Tuesday before each Sunday). We will also announce when bookings are open via email (to those on our ChurchSuite database) and via our Social Media pages.
- Sunday 8 August 10.00 am ‘Worship for All’ service (Bookings will open at 11.00 am on 3 August)
- Sunday 15 August 10.00 am ‘Worship for All’ service (Bookings will open at 11.00 am on 10 August)
- Sunday 22 August 10.00 am ‘Worship for All’ service (Bookings will open at 11.00 am on 17 August)
- Sunday 29 August 10.00 am ‘Worship for All’ service (Bookings will open at 11.00 am on 24 August)
Detailed guidance for attending services in church from 19 July onwards.
- Please do not attend if you have been advised to isolate or shield or if you have or suspect you may have any symptoms of Covid-19
- In line with guidance there is an expectation and recommendation that face masks continue to be worn by all adults whilst in the church building (unless exempt)
- Social distancing should be maintained. We will continue to facilitate social distancing by seats remaining well-spaced apart.
- You will be asked to sanitise your hands when entering. If you prefer to bring your own hand sanitizer we will ask you to sanitise your hands in front of the person on duty
- Though no longer a legal requirement, we would request that people sign in providing contact details for track and trace purposes. This information may be shared with Public Health England if required for potential contact tracing purposes. If you have the NHS Covid-19 app on your phone you can check in using our venue QR code. If you have booked in on-line you do not need to also sign in as we will have your details.
- Entry to and exit from the church will be continue to be carefully controlled to prevent crowding in the doorways. You may have to queue to enter the church in order to allow for social distancing.
- Please avoid congregating in the Welcome Area or entrance lobby.
- You will be directed to a seat by one of the stewarding team and will be required to stay in your seat except when going up for communion. Please note that at communion services there will be no shared cup (communion wine) – just a wafer will be given. You will be requested to sanitise your hands again before taking communion (sanitiser will be available).
- Our services will include some musical worship led by our worship band. Congregational singing is now permitted but we expect and recommend that face masks continue to be worn at all times.
- Only the Main worship space will remain accessible – entry will be via the main entrance & Welcome Area – doors and windows will remain open throughout and toilets will be available but must be cleaned afterwards.
- Once the service has finished immediate exit is expected – as directed by the stewarding team.
- You are welcome to catch up with others outside after the service. We have a lovely, large garden so there is plenty of space to socialise outside. We will not be serving refreshments but please feel free to bring your own for consumption outside after the service.