Covid-19 Update to Opening Times and Services
Further to Government and Church of England guidelines please ensure that you follow the instructions below to ensure the safety of staff and visitors and mitigate the spread of infection:
For your visit:
if you have a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss of taste or smell, please do not enter the building;
please use handgel provided before entering the building;
please maintain social distancing measures of two metres between people not in your household
Face coverings: These will be mandatory in the church building from 8th August 2020 unless you have a valid exemption. (as set out by Government). Before that date it is strongly advised that you wear a face covering whilst in the church building.
The church is currently open as follows:
Private prayer - Monday to Saturday, 9am - 5pm
Evening Prayer with Holy Communion service - Wednesday 6pm - 7pm
What should I expect when I visit the church?
You will receive a very warm welcome particularly from our Welcome Team who will be able to answer your questions and direct you to where you need to go. There will be singing, prayers, a bible reading and a sermon helping us to engage and apply that bible reading. At our traditional 9am the words you need will be contained in a specific service sheet and hymn book. You’ll be given these as you arrive and there will be no need to flip around different pages. At the 10.30 and 6.30 service all the words are on screens around the church.
Tea, coffee and biscuits are served after the service where there is plenty of time to meet new people and ask more questions.
What happens for children and young people at church?
At the 10.30 service we have a fantastic programme for the children and young people at the Church for ages 0–16. Children and Young People can stay with their parents at the start of the service as we worship (sing songs!) together.
Someone will announce when the children need to go to their groups. You will need to go with your children the first time and register them. You can then return to hear the sermon once your children and settled and collect them at the end of the service. When we share communion together at the 10.30 service the children are brought back into the service.
The youth also meet together after the 6.30 service to get to know each other better and to talk about what they have heard. This is aimed at the older youth up to 18 however younger teenagers are also welcome.
For more information about what happens in the children's work please visit the relevant age groups for you under Youth & Children.
Is there a dress code?
No! Please just be yourself and come dressed in your 'normal' clothes.
Will I have to join in?
Not at all!
You are free to simply observe or participate as much as feels comfortable for you.
We have more information for you specifically if you…
• Are a student - Fusion
• Have young children that will come to church - Children's Church
• Have a child who will go to the Youth Group - Youth
I have more questions, how can I get in touch and ask them.
Please feel free to contact us. If you want to know who works in the church office, check out Our Team page.