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Guidance for Sunday services

Update, 04 March 2022. Now that Covid rules have been relaxed by the government:

  • Wearing face coverings in the building is now a matter of personal choice. Please continue to respect those who choose to wear one.
  • We no longer ask you to sign in when you arrive.
  • We maintain good ventilation in the worship space throughout services.
  • Please do not attend if you feel have tested positive for Covid  or feel unwell.

After the government removed all outstanding Covid-19 legal restrictions in July 2021, we made some changes to what happens at our Sunday services in the church building. There is much to be thankful for in the lifting of formal restrictions, not least the freedom to be able to sing again 😊. It’s also important for our discipleship that we are able to get back into the regular habit of gathering for worship and teaching when we can. 

The changes we are making to our services seek to strike a balance between allowing more freedom in worship whilst recognising that many will still be cautious. We continue to review government recommendations and guidance from organisations such as the Baptist Union as we move forward and will make changes as needed.

Health/Symptoms

It goes without saying that if you have tested positive for Covid you should not attend church. If you are not feeling well in any way please be safe and stay at home. 

Face coverings

Wearing  face coverings in the building is now a matter of personal choice. Please continue to respect those who choose to wear one. If you forget your face covering but would like to use one, please ask the stewards for a disposable one. 

Other matters
  • We maintain good ventilation in the building.
  • Hand sanitiser and face masks are available in the vestibule on entry.
  • Children are welcome at all services. 

 

Moving forward and adapting to this latest ‘new normal’ will take some time. We should all be grateful to those who are working behind the scenes to put these new measures in place and enable changes to happen as smoothly as possible. As we make these changes we bear in mind the exhortation in Ephesians 4 to act ‘with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace.’ Let us be considerate to each other, listen well, and be prepared to adapt as we move forward.

If you have any questions regarding these changes then please do get in touch.