• Aug 13th 2020

Return to church
As announced, it is the intention of the church to resume meeting together on Sunday mornings at the building from the 16th August (for those able to do so, in the light of Welsh Government regulations).

To help explain how this will work, we’ve prepared a video outlining some of the procedures regarding your arrival at the building:

The 6pm evening services will not be held at he church building; they will continue to be streamed on our YouTube channel.

The morning service on the 30th August will also be online only for logistical reasons.

The following points elaborate on these procedures, and are subject to change:

Before you arrive:

  • Whether you’re a regular, or new to the church, where possible, please let us know if you intend to come so that we can allocate seating, so as to best fit everyone in.
  • Welsh Government regulations recommend shielding for those over 70, or with particular health conditions. Please consider these seriously before deciding whether to attend the services. The services will continue to be streamed on YouTube. There will be those who continue to watch from home for a variety of reasons.
  • Please bring your own bible as we are prevented from having shared books during the service.
  • We recommend the use of masks when attending the service. Please bring your own; the church has a limited supply in case you forget.

Upon arrival:

  • Please arrive at church a little earlier than normal, as the queuing and entry process may take a few minutes, depending on how many arrive at the same time (remember to bring an umbrella if the weather is poor).
  • A steward will direct you to one of the two doors at the front of the church, depending on your seating number and which side of the church you will be on. We should have space for those who arrive unannounced too, but please bear in mind that spaces are limited due to the social-distancing regulations, and so it’s possible the church may fill up in which case you will be asked to watch the service online from elsewhere.
  • Once inside, hand sanitiser should be used; provided by the church, but you may also bring and use your own.
  • Your temperature will then be taken by stewards using temperature guns. If your temperature reading is high, unfortunately you will be asked to return home.
  • Stewards will make a note on our track and trace sheets of attendees. Those in our address book will simply be checked off; visitors will need to provide their contact details. The regulations require this, should someone at the service fall ill and others need to be contacted.
  • You will then be shown to your seat by another steward. This will be your seating area to use for subsequent services unless told otherwise.
  • Please bear with us! We expect these processes to speed up over time, as people become familiar with the processes, and where their seats are.

During the service:

  • The main hall will be the only part of the church open. Therefore, the only toilet available is the disabled toilet in the foyer, fully equipped with cleaning materials such as wipes and hand-sanitisers. The toilet will also hold a baby-changing table.
  • Unfortunately, at this point the crèche and Sunday schools will not be running.
  • Parents bringing children who may require materials during the service should bring them from home.
  • We intend to continue steaming the services on our YouTube channel.
  • The service will contain most of the usual elements, but unfortunately use of the organ is not permitted under the regulations; nor singing (we may play back songs or hymns as part of the service through the system).

After the service:

  • Please remain in your seats; the stewards will guide you out of the church, in order.
  • Please refrain from talking to people until outside.
  • Unfortunately we won’t be serving tea and coffee after the service at the time-being.

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