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For the time being, until further notice, because of the pandemic restrictions, all church groups and societies that use our premises are ‘on hold’. Apart from our Sunday morning service and those of the Romanian Church, the only other organisation that will using the building will be the NHS Blood Donor Service.
Sunday 1st November:
Our Sunday Services have now resumed and take the form of an act of worship that lasts some 40 minutes or so. Today our minister will be leading our worship.
All are welcome but please note……….
We are currently holding one service each week and this will be held in the church itself starting at 10.30am.
In terms of practical arrangements there are a number of points to be noted:
In order to facilitate contact tracing should the need arise, please note that your attendance will be recorded and the record will be held for a 3 week period.
Under recent government regulations it is mandatory to wear a face mask (some masks will be available for those who do not have one or have ‘forgotten’)
Please enter by the main door to the church nearest the car park (NOT the foyer/ atrium entrance)
A sanitizing point will be just inside and we shall expect all those attending to use sanitizing gel before going into church.
We will be adhering to a 2 metre distancing rule which will mean limiting the numbers sitting in any one pew to 2 people. Stewards are there to help you but it is unlikely you will be in your ‘favourite seat’.
For health and safety reasons, the church cushions have been removed, if you need one, please bring your own cushion with you and take it away at the end of the service.
You will be given an order of service and weekly news sheet and we do ask you to take this away at the close of worship and dispose of it at home.
Although there will be music during the service using recorded hymns, no singing will be allowed .
At the end of the service please leave according to the instructions of the stewards (again, sanitizer will be available as you leave).
Access will be available to the toilet used by the disabled but to no other facilities.
Much as you will be tempted, we would ask you not to remain in the church to chat but please carry on any conversations outside the building at an appropriate distance from each other.
Currently morning worship will be the only use of the premises that will be permitted and there are no plans to open the premises for other groups and users until we have full guidance from the government and/ or the URC synod.
If you wish to hear a recording of a service, they are available on the Recent Events page together with accompanying orders of service.
We are extremely grateful to the small group who have prepared our risk assessment and have made plans for these steps back to normality.
Currently, of course, the premises are closed to all users (because of security, health and safety as well as insurance purposes) so please respect our request that you do not enter the premises.
A small number of people have been authorised to enter the building from time to time, to check that all is well inside. If you feel you have a need to access the building, please contact the Minister or Sue Goodall.