Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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General

Q. When will church be opening?

A. We are proposing to re-open the Church for worship on the first Sabbath of January 2021, subject to government advice. This proposed date will be kept under monthly review. In the interim, we are considering opening the Church for midday Prayer Meetings every Wednesday, starting from October. Baptisms will also now resume, as and when required.

Q. Will everybody be allowed back into church?

A. No. Based on social distancing rules we can only have up to 80 people at one time with some spaces will be reserved for visitors. 

Q. How will the church decide who should be included amongst the 80 people allowed per service?

Q. Will the church be providing us with masks, hand sanitisers, or gloves?

A. Hand sanitisers will be provided, however you will be expected to bring your own mask – gloves are optional. (If you are unable to obtain a mask, we have a limited number of masks available for your use.) You can bring your own mask or face covering into church, following guidance on use.

Face Coverings must be worn in communal areas

Q. Will the water dispenser in the Youth Hall be available?

A. Not at present. We therefore encourage you to bring your own water.

Q. Will I be able to sing at church?

Q. Can I greet others by shaking hands, embracing or cheek kissing?

Q. Can I socialise/mingle with others between services?

Q. Are there any other restrictions in place about how many people can be in one room at a time?

A. Yes.  Toilets are limited to two persons at a time. Please knock on the toilet door before entering. Also, meeting rooms can no longer be used for meetings.

Q. How often will the church be updated on the guidelines?

A. Going forward, the church leadership team will endeavour to update the church monthly.


Divine Service & Sabbath School 

Q. How many services will we be having each Sabbath?

A. We hope to have two Divine Services each Sabbath.

Q. What time will Divine Service be held?

A. Divine Service will commence at 12:00pm. 

Q. Will Adult Sabbath School classes resume in-person?


Sabbath Lunch

Q. Can I use the kitchen facilities during Sabbath?

A.  No. The kitchen will be closed during services.

Q. Will the church be providing lunch?

Q. Can I bring my lunch and share with others?

Q. Can I bring snacks for my child?

A. Yes. However, you cannot share them with any other child unless they live in the same household.

Q. Will the water dispenser in the Youth Hall be available?

A. Not at present. We therefore encourage you to bring your own water.


Children & Youth Services

Q. When the church is re-opened can I bring my toddler to church, in light of the new restrictions in place?

Q. Will there be a Children’s Church or Sabbath School?

Q. Will there be Youth or Teens’ Sabbath School?


Other Services

Q. Will we be able to have Communion? 

A. Yes, however it will take a different form. More details to follow.

Q. Will we be able to have baptisms?

A. Yes, these have now resumed, as and when required.

Q. Can we have a baby dedication?

A. Yes, this will be possible. 

Q. What about Wednesday midday and evening Prayer Meetings?


Community Activities

Q. Will the Tuesday Community Friendship Club start any time soon?

A. At present government guidelines recommend that these should be avoided.

Q. What about other social activities?

A. Not at present. We have to work out what will work in line with social distancing rules before we decide.

Q. What about the Community Kitchen and Foodbank?


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The information on this page was last updated on 27 September 2020.