News About Sunday Services
A Message from our Minister
The Deacons and I, as Trustees of the church have decided that we feel able to open the church for worship this coming Easter Sunday and Sundays following. We have looked at local levels of infection and as much of the government and church guidance as possible and as a result feel that we can open.
This is by no means church back to normal yet, as we must insist that health and safety measures are adhered to in order to ensure that we can open and stay open. In that regard there are a number of restrictions in place still:
We must continue to ask that you wear a face mask at all times unless you have a medical exemption.
Hand sanitiser (and track and trace) should be used as you are welcomed and as you leave.
Indoors and outdoors we must keep to strict social distance measures (2 metres as much as possible).
We can not yet return to congregational singing but will endeavour to do what we can to engage you in our worship together.
After the service you must not congregate indoors and outdoors only in groups of up to 6 people, or two households (at distance) and the advice will still be that you don’t linger for too long.
It really helps if you can tell us, week by week if you plan to be in the building! (as we did previously) - please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We recognise that for many this will be a welcome return and we will all be glad to see one another in person after such a long stretch, but please help us by following these guidelines and if I or a steward direct you in any way or remind you of any of the rules, please don’t be offended.
Hopefully if we can follow these rules for a short time then the road map and changing government and Baptist Together guidance will then ease gradually.
We know that the last while has been hard, but hopefully this news even if it feels like a half-measure will come as some kind of balm and a hope towards a better return to church as it should be.
For the foreseeable future we will continue to broadcast live on Zoom, so if you don’t feel able to return to the building just yet for whatever reason then please do join us anyway online. Please email us if you'd like to be added to our mailing list so that we can send you the Zoom meeting details.
Praying a blessing upon you today,