Churches are now allowed to hold services in their building again (hooray!) – but subject to various covid restrictions.
We’ve been getting the building “covid-ready”, and we are now planning for a new 7.45pm service on Sunday 2 August, Sunday 23 August and Sunday 6 September. If these work well, the plan is to have a weekly service from 20 September.
Throughout, we will continue with our online 4pm service, so this new service will be in addition to that. Sadly, we’re not yet ready to be able to have children at services – the rules on children’s groups are so restrictive that we can’t make it work. However, in the autumn we’ll also look into having some special children’s services at a different time.
We’ve made a video (see below) showing how the building looks, and how the practical arrangements for services are going to work.
Because we have limited seating capacity with social distancing, we’re going to have a booking system for these first three services. We have about 34 spaces for each service – and those are for “bubbles” – so it could be an individual, or a couple or group from the same household.
To give everyone a chance can we ask that we only book into one of the three services for now – and we’ve sent church members an email with links to the booking system. If you haven’t had that but would like to book in please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org