Guidance for those attending face to face worship at BRMC
Jesus challenged his disciples to ‘love one another, as I have loved you’ (John 15:12).
As we emerge from lock down and gather face to face, one of the ways we show love for one another is through working together to keep our spaces as COVID-safe as we can.
The guidance below explains some of the things you need to know about attending face to face worship at WGMC. Guidance last updated 27/11/20, additions in bold
Worshipping face to face with one another in love
General Guidance (updated 27/11/20)
- Please do not attend face to face worship if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 (high temperature, new or continuous cough, change/loss to sense of taste/smell)
- At all times please maintain 2m social distance between households
Additional note as we enter Tier 2: While in the building, please do not ‘interact with anyone outside your household or support bubble’.
Wear a face covering while in the building (unless medically or otherwise exempt)
- Additional guidance may be given by stewards/preacher as appropriate.
- The building will open for the congregation from 10:15, please try not arrive before that time.
- On arrival please queue on the pavement, 2m distance from one another.
- A steward will let you know when to enter the building.
- Please follow the one-way system (marked with green arrows)
- Please use the hand sanitiser provided in the foyer
- As you enter the worship area, another steward will take your contact details for our track and trace record
- The offering plate will be at the back of the church as you arrive.
- Follow the one-way system to find a seat and remain there until the service ends (steward will assist).
- You will need to sit with your household/bubble and not ‘interact with anyone outside your household or support bubble’ while in the building.
- We will initially have a capacity set at 30 people.
- Worship services will last 30-45 minutes.
- We encourage you to bring your own bible with you.
- There will be no singing, notice sheets or handouts.
- We will explore how to make best use of the new screen and instrumental music over the coming weeks.
- Children and young people will need to remain with parent/carers throughout.
- When communion is celebrated every effort will be made to ensure it is celebrated as safety and hygienically as possible.
- Communion will be shared in one kind only (bread).
- Communion will be brought to you in your seats.
- On the day Rev Dan will talk through in more detail what will happen.
- Please wait until a steward indicates it is safe for you to leave.
- Please follow the one-way system through the John Wesley room.
- Note that there will be no refreshments served at the moment.
- Please note that while people are arriving (between 10:15 and 10:30 the toilets will not be accessible.
- The toilet in the choir vestry can be used during this time in an emergency.
- Other areas of the building (corridor/vestry/upstairs/hall etc) will be closed. This reduces the amount of cleaning that needs undertaking by our volunteers.
- As we learn from the first few weeks, or as guidance and legislation changes,
we will update our planning and this guidance
- If you are planning to attend face to face worship in the coming weeks, we look forward to seeing you soon.
- If you are unsure, have decided not to attend for the moment, or can’t attend, please know that you continue to be in the thoughts and prayers of others.