Services from July 25th

The government has now released its updated covid guidance for places of worship following the change in restrictions on 19th July. All restrictions for places of worship have now been removed, but government still asks that we consider carefully how we do things so as to manage the risk of covid being spread. The government’s main concern seems to be the potential for spread in crowded indoor areas. We are blessed though to have use of the hall at the I-centre on a Sunday morning which means that we can be well spaced out for that gathering – the space is not crowded. The same applies on a Sunday evening at Laundry Lane. The numbers in attendance mean that the room is not crowded. With that in mind we have decided on the following for our Sunday gatherings both at the I-centre and at Laundry Lane:


  1. Masks are not required in the main hall, we simply request that you wear one as you enter or exit the building as the entrance can get quite crowded. Having said that, you are very welcome to wear a mask through the whole of the meeting if you would like to do so. If you're not wearing a mask, but talking to a mask-wearer, please would you consider wearing one for that conversation.


  1. Chairs will be in rows that are laid out carefully so that no area of the room is too tightly spaced. 



  1. The Hall (and rooms we use for creche/Sunday school) will continue to be well ventilated with doors and windows open. 


  1. We will be singing! Again, mask wearing will be optional whilst we sing as we will be well spaced out. If you would prefer to continue humming/singing in your hearts rather than out loud, then please feel free to do so.



  1. Hand sanitiser will still be available at the door. 



  1. Zoom will continue for now. Nearly all our Church family are back in person, but we may find that at some points different ones of us have to self-isolate and are not allowed to come to Church. So we will continue to provide Zoom for the time being.



  1. We will still keep a record of attendance, so that people can be contacted should someone test positive for Covid having recently been at one of our meetings.


The lifting of restrictions will be a welcome step for many, but others may be more wary. With that in mind, let’s prayerfully remember to love one another well through this time, showing grace and patience towards each other.


We hope this all makes sense to you. Please do feel free to ask if anything isn’t clear.


‘Let us hold on to the confession of our hope without wavering, since he who promised is faithful. And let us watch out for one another to provoke love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging each other, and all the more as you see the day approaching.’ (Hebrews 10:23-25)