We are so thankful to God for being able to begin to meet again after all this time!
We’ve been working hard to ensure that we’re compliant with the government’s guidelines, so that the building is safe for church members and so that we can feel as comfortable as possible about meeting each other again.
If you are not able to make it to church physically, or do not yet feel comfortable joining a larger gathering, please feel no pressure to attend. We will continue to produce online services for some time to come so you won’t be missing out.
So here’s what will happen
We are excited to re-open, but we will continue to be cautious and follow social distancing. As per government protocols, the number of people allowed to attend a religious gathering is currently limited.
- To that end, we encourage you to reserve a seat at church in advance for you and your family.
- Please click the button below to book a place.
- You will receive an email reply within 24 hours from the church office either confirming your booking or notifying you that there is no available space for that service.
- We will close registration for each week’s Sunday services at 5pm on the Thursday before, as we need time to prepare for you.
What will happen when you get to Church?
We will screen for any Covid-19 symptoms on the day as you arrive at the church.
- You will be required to wear a mask and practise social distancing.
- We will provide hand sanitiser to disinfect your hands before you enter the church building. Sanitiser will also be available in the restrooms.
- If, in advance of the service you feel unwell in any way, please do not come to the church as we will not be able to let you enter.
- Symptoms of Covid-19 are: fever, cough, sore throat, redness of eyes and shortness of breath/difficulty in breathing.
- Additional symptoms include body aches, loss of smell/taste, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, fatigue and unusual weakness or tiredness.
If you do begin to feel these symptoms while at the church, please immediately notify a member of staff for assistance.
There will be two services – 9am and 4.30pm.
The 9am will be an all-age service. Anyone is welcome to join either services, but we encourage families with young children to join the 9am service which will be more interactive and child-friendly.
Services will last no longer than 45 minutes.
To those over 60 OR if you have Co-morbidities
A co-morbidity is the presence of one or more medical conditions co-existing with a primary condition. In the context of COVID-19 it refers to existing chronic diseases that could put people at a higher risk of developing complications if they are infected with the Coronavirus. Examples of co-morbidities are diabetes or hypertension.
We encourage those over 60 or with co-morbidities to be cautious and not to take any unnecessary risks. If you determine that not attending services for the time being is the right decision, we support and encourage this. We will continue to produce our online services for the weeks ahead, in order that you might be able to share in our Sunday worship as closely as possible.