If you would like to come to our service 2-3pm on Sundays, please note the following:
- Do not come if you have any of the symptoms of Covid-19, including high temperature, persistent cough, loss of taste or smell etc.
- You need to book in advance, please do not just turn up and once we are at capacity, no one else will be able to come.
- The doors will not be open until 15 minutes before the service in order to reduce the length of time we are in contact with one another. This means that if you arrive early you can remain in your car rather than needing to stand and queue.
- If you arrive after 5 minutes before the service, your seat may have been reallocated to someone who has noticed we are open for worship and who wishes to join the service.
- Everyone will need to observe social distancing. There can be no handshaking, hugging, kissing or physical contact at all.
- Stewards will direct you to a seat (you cannot necessarily sit in your favourite seat, please sit where you have been asked). There is also a one-way system in place in the church building. Please keep to it without exception.
- The wearing of masks in the building is compulsory and there will be no singing, open prayer or shouted out comments or responses.
- At the conclusion, there will be no drinks and you will be encouraged to leave the building relatively quickly.
- There will be no children or youth programmes. Children/young people are under the responsibility of their parents/guardian and should remain with them at all times.
- There are a number of hand sanitisers around the building including at the entrance and by all the toilets. Please sanitise your hands as you enter the building.
- Please use the toilets as little as possible.
- There will be an offering basket for those who wish to bring their tithe and offerings and they can be placed in the basket at the entrance before or after the service.
We recognise that this may feel a bit daunting, but we are required to follow this guidance. The reality is that it will feel very familiar to you as this is what many of us have been doing in recent weeks. Yes we are people of faith and believe in the protection of God, but in the words of Jesus when tempted by Satan to jump, responded: “we should not put the Lord thy God to the test.” Along with faith, God also gave us common sense. God bless