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ATTENDING SERVICES FROM 25TH JULY

Wonderfully, we are on our way to returning to a more normal way of meeting together on a Sunday. From Sunday 25th July, **you will no longer need to book to attend a church service** and we also expect to sing altogether as a church family!

Please look below for the measures we'll be keeping in place in line with government and Church of England recommendations

Please click here to read an open letter from Alasdair Paine about our Covid reopening.

Please do not attend an in-person church service if you are experiencing any known symptoms of Covid-19.

Here’s what to expect as you attend one of our services:

 

Face-coverings

We're encouraging everyone to continue wearing face coverings as this is in line with government recommendations. We will have some disposable masks available upon arrival.
 

Hand Sanitiser

Upon arrival there will be plenty of hand sanitiser available to use.
 

One-way system

We'll continue to operate a one-way system in the auditorium and the balcony, which is clearly signposted.
 

QR Codes

We encourage you to scan the QR code nearest to your seat, and fill in the form to let us know you’re here and where you are sitting.  It's a great way for us to keep everyone safe by to know roughly where everyone is during a service, which will help us if we're contacted by track and trace as a venue. It's completely voluntary and we won’t pass on this information under any other circumstances. 
 

Ventilation

Through the summer, we'll be opening both side doors as well as the main doors to increase airflow through the building.
 

Bibles/Leaflets

You are able to take a StAG Bible if you’d like to, but this must be returned it to the boxes near the side doors at the end of the service. Any leaflets/service sheets should be disposed of after use.
 

Social distancing & seating arrangements

There is no longer any obligation to social distance when inside church, and we can now sit wherever we want. There is plenty of space in the building, and the welcome team are on hand to help everyone find seats and space out appropriately. We’d encourage everyone to be considerate towards others who would prefer to be spaced further apart and please do ask people before you sit down.
 

Children's Groups

Throughout the summer, we’ll be running two Children's Groups each week at the 10am for children aged 5-10 years old.

Crèche is happening in the Woodard and Houghton Room. 

For feeding mums, the Ringing Room will be available with an audio relay of the service.
 

Youth Groups

Pathfinders (school years 7-9) and Travs (school years 10+) will start back at the beginning of September. Get in touch with our Youth Worker James Townsend for more details.
 

Singing

After so many months without, we’ll finally be joining to sing together behind our masks! We'll keep the band on the stage and continue having the singers sing behind the perspex glass.
 

Cleaning

We clean toilets, and surfaces in the church between services on a Sunday.
 

After the services

We’ll still encourage people to leave the building promptly to enjoy the warm weather together over on Christ’s Pieces. 

Please click here to view the risk assessmentPlease click here to view the church of England's latest guidancePlease click here to view the Government's latest guidance