Sunday Morning Service @10.30am
We are resuming our services in church and streaming LIVE online from Easter Sunday
From Easter Sunday we will be open for our weekly Sunday morning services. Due to the current rules there are strict limits on capacity we are therefore running a booking system to avoid disappointment. Please click above to book in to a service. PLEASE NOTE THE EASTER SUNDAY SERVICE IS NOW BOOKED TO CAPACITY AND ANYONE TURNING UP ON THE DAY WITHOUT BOOKING UNFORTUNATELY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO COME INTO CHURCH. Please join us LIVE online instead, details can be found on our Online Services page.
We will also be streaming LIVE online for the foreseeable future, for those of you unable to attend or who feel the time is not right yet. This includes the time for Zoom Coffee and Chat between 11:15 - 12:15, we want everyone to be welcomed whether in church or online. For more details about the Zoom Coffee - please click here.
We want to assure you that we have been working hard to ensure your safety and that coming back to church feels good, and you can be confident we have everything in place to remain COVID safe. First thing you will notice is that the layout of the church is a little different to what you have been used to.
Because seats are limited and we do not want to turn anyone away at the door you will need to book with the Office before you come. Please click the 'Book Now' icon above for further details on how to book in.
You will be greeted and seated by a Duty Warden when you arrive so we can make the best use of the space available. It is now law for you to wear a mask when in the building so please come prepared unless you have a recognised condition which exempts you from wearing a mask. The Duty Wardens will gently ask anyone without a mask, your reason, and unfortunately if this is just through choice we will have to ask you to leave the building, as we know you will appreciate we want to keep everyone safe within our care, and care for you too if you are unable for health reasons to wear one. We ask that you remain seated through the service if at all possible and only move around the church when invited up to take communion.
We have had to remove shared resources, including Bibles and Happy Bags, and we are unable to provide refreshments, so please bring anything you feel you will need with you.
A few other things to bring to your attention:-
Are you symptomatic? Showing symptoms of COVID-19 (a new continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell)? You should not attend Church due to the risk that you pose to others; you should self-isolate at home immediately with other members of your household
Junior Church and young peoples. provision Unfortunately we are unable to start back up with Junior Church yet, but will keep you informed of plans as they become possible. The plan for our young people is currently being considered and we wait eagerly for how we can support them in their walk together as a church family. Until then children are most welcome, we have missed them too, whether you are 1 year old or nearly 18 years old. You will need to keep your children in your household group while in the church building and they remain your responsibility.
Giving We do not have contactless giving capability in Church, if you give regularly the best way to do this is via BACS, however we do have an online giving page set up for one off donations, just be aware when using this giving method that a small portion of your gift is taken in fees for using the site. If you want to give with cash or cheque, please continue to post these through the door of the Old Vicarage in a sealed envelope at any time during the week.
For information on government guidance for vulnerable groups please visit the government information page
s as this advice is updated regularly