Throughout September we are, again, meeting in our church building for morning services. Below is an outline of what we have planned - both in a video and as a written summary.
If you are intending on coming to the church building for one or more of our services in September then please let us know. To find out how, see the section below entitled “If you’re planning to come…”.
Plans for September
Morning Services – in the building
Starting on Sunday 6 September we are recommencing our MORNING services in the building. As before these will be All-Age Family Services. The same service being repeated at 9:15am and 11:15am. At these services we are going to work through the book of Philemon. Our services will look much like the services in July with the additional requirement, in line with government guidance, that everyone over the age of 11 will need to wear masks. (For details of who is exempt from wearing masks please see the bottom of the page.)
In order to comply with government regulations we have completed a risk assessment which you can find here.
If you’d like to get a feel for what the building will look like the following video from the end of July gives a flavour of what coming to the church building will look and feel like.
Morning Services – online
In addition to the services in the building we will also be running a service online at 11:15am on our YouTube channel. This will be a livestream of the service in the building at the same time. Lynton has been working hard to get things prepared so we are ready to livestream these services. It’s our hope and prayer that livestreaming the 11:15am service will further help those joining online to feel part of the church service.
Again, starting on 6 September we will recommence our EVENING services on our church YouTube channel at 6:30pm each Sunday. These services will be pre-recorded. And in these services we’ll be looking at the life of David from the book of 1 Samuel.
If you’re planning to come…
If you are planning to come to one or more of our services in the church building please let us know. This will help us plan accordingly to ensure that we keep people safe. You can let us know either by completing the following form; or get in touch via our website’s contact form.
Face Mask Exemptions
The following personal circumstances provide exemptions from wearing face masks.
- children under the age of 11 (Public Health England do not recommended face coverings for children under the age of 3 for health and safety reasons)
- people who cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability
- where putting on, wearing or removing a face covering will cause you severe distress
- if you are speaking to or providing assistance to someone who relies on lip reading, clear sound or facial expressions to communicate
- to avoid harm or injury, or the risk of harm or injury, to yourself or others - including if it would negatively impact on your ability to exercise or participate in a strenuous activity
This advice is taken from John Stevens' blog (John Stevens is the National Director of the FIEC) where he summarised recent government advice.