In Person Sunday Worship
We are very excited to be holding in-person meetings again (even if our numbers are still somewhat restricted at the moment).
As we see the Coronavirus restrictions easing, vaccinations increasing and transmission and infection rates falling, the elders have decided, in line with the Baptist Union and Government guidance, that the time is now right to re-open our buildings for in-person worship on a Sunday.
After over a year of being unable to meet, it is great to be back. We will be meeting in the sanctuary at 10.30am every Sunday and the service normally finishes at around 11.30am. There are still, however, some restrictions in place and we will adhere strictly to social distancing measure to ensure we minimise the potential spread of the virus and risk to the congregation. Detailed information can be found below.
Children’s and Young People’s groups are also restarting.
Identity, our teenage youth group, is open on Sundays and Wednesdays. On Sunday teenagers are welcome to join us for worship and leave the service for their own study just prior to the sermon, normally about 11.00 am. We aim to finish at around about the same time as the main service. On Wednesday Identity is currently open from 7.30pm to 8.30pm (ish) in our youth lounge to the rear of the church. Once again we adhere to social distancing measures.
Sparks is our children’s group. Sparks will restart on 23rd May. On arrival children to be directed by the ‘Welcome Team’ to meet with leader/helper in main reception from 10.20am. Children to remain in their Sparks group for the duration of the service. At the end of the session a leader/helper will bring children back downstairs to be re-united with their parent/carer. Children need to bring their own drink. No biscuits or refreshments will be served during the session.
If you are unable to or do not feel comfortable yet to attend in person, we will still be broadcasting our service live over zoom. Zoom offers an interactive service where online participants are still able take an active part in the service in prayer. Click HERE to join the service or use the meeting ID and passcode below.
If you do not have a computer, tablet or a smartphone you can still access the audio of the services live by using your land line and entering the details below on your phone to join the service this Sunday:-
Phone Number: 0203 051 2874
Meeting ID: 163 503 789
Attending In-Person Services – 3 Key Steps
- Book your Place! As numbers in attending church are restricted, it is really important to book your place in advance. Please contact the church office on 01932 343588 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Carefully read our social distancing guidelines available from the church office or by clicking here.
- Arrive in good time to ensure that there is time for registration (track & trace) and for you to be seated prior to the start of the service. Please follow any instructions from our welcome team.
Our latest Community Newsletter (11 June) is available here.
The latest NHS guidelines can be found here.
Many of us are familiar with the 24/7 Prayer Team, led by Pete Grieg. On Sunday, 12 April, they announced they would be joining with the UNITE714 initiative to pray twice a day for the healing of our land, and are encouraging Christians everywhere to do the same.
The initiative is based on 2 Chronicles 7:14 (hence the reference to 714) and the idea is that we set our alarm for 7:14 twice a day, morning and evening, and join in prayer with potentially millions of Christians worldwide.
“It’s time to take God at his word: to humble ourselves, to get our hearts right, to pray for the healing of our lands from the Covid-19 virus – and for an outpouring of God’s spirit in the midst of this crisis.” Pete Grieg
For more information click here where you will find pre-written prayers for every week