Sunday 5th July 10.30am & 5pm online
At 10.30am & 5pm we start on YouTube with music, interviews, Bible talks, and separate videos for 3-5s, 5-11s and 11+. click here to watch on YouTube
We finish on zoom with news, prayer, questions, and optional breakout rooms to meet others. click here to join us on zoom
The meeting ID is: 811 6583 2326, which you can also use to join by phone on 0203 4815237 (participant ID is #) We have a free phone number to hear a recent sermon: 01223 637065.
Sunday 12th July 10.30am online, 9am & 5pm in the building
Many are not yet ready or able to join us in the building and it's right to be cautious, especially if you are shielding or over 70. We'd love you to join in online at 10.30am, which continues as before, with children and youth resources too. Those able to meet up with another household might want to watch together.
On Sunday 12th July we will reopen a few activities at a time for those who are able to come, starting with a service at 9am which will be repeated at 5pm. Having two services in the building means numbers will be smaller, which is safer, and also leaves space for more to come later in the summer. We suggest choosing one service and sticking with that, the sermon will be the same. Those who like to come twice could join in with 10.30am on YouTube and/or 11.30am on zoom. By mid-August we hope to live-stream services from the building.
Children are always very welcome of course, supervised by parents for now. We are thinking and planning for the new school year in September. Children's groups will need fewer children in a larger space, so we won't have lots of age groups at the same time, as we did in the past. We're talking with parents and other churches about what would help most, and in the meantime we will keep online children's resources available and consider an occasional all age service.
Church will feel very different and it will take time to get used to it and get the most out of it. But it will be a blessing to be able to see each other, pray and hear God's word together again.
How are we keeping church safe?
Meeting together is an important part of the Christian faith, but so is loving our neighbours and being a good witness. So we are following all the best available health guidance to make Sunday church as safe as it can be. Here are five main areas:
Keeping apart – seated in household groups 2m from other households.
Keeping hands clean – all washing hands thoroughly and often, with fewer surfaces to touch.
Keeping surfaces clean – cleaned between services with chairs replaced & left for 3 days.
Keeping air clean – a shorter time with fewer people, more ventilation and no coffee or singing yet.
Keeping a register– working with the NHS trace and contact scheme.
For more information please see our Staying safe page.