We’d love you to join with us as we worship each week. Things are a little different at the moment as we move away from the recent COVID-19 restrictions. For now, we are meeting just once on Sunday at 10:30.
The Government has removed the legal requirements to wear masks and to socially distance, as well as the restrictions on singing. Instead, we are being asked to exercise personal responsibility. Ephesians 4 tells us to ‘be patient, bearing with one another in love.’ Over the coming weeks we have new opportunities to put those words into practice.
The Church leaders appreciate that there will be a range of views. Therefore, we want to make provisions to enable us to show love to one another and to continue to keep people as safe as possible, while allowing the expression of freedom.
From 25th July some things will remain the same, while some will be a little different;
- - Chairs will still be generously spaced for those who want to maintain distance. Those who want to sit together will be able to do so
- - The building will still be cleaned and ventilated
- - Hand sanitiser will be available
- - Online streaming provisions will continue for those unable to attend (find streams here: Bath Street Facebook Page)
- - We will no longer request that everyone wear face masks, though some may choose to wear masks
After the service, some people may wish to stay and talk. But please be aware that others may prefer to leave straight away and avoid close contact. There will still be opportunity to talk together outside, as we have been doing in recent weeks.
These plans are an attempt to make provisions for as many as possible, but we recognise that not everyone will be comfortable with these measures. It is very difficult to find a solution that suits everyone, so we encourage each person to pray through Ephesians 4 and seek to exercise the patience, gentleness and humility spoken of there.
Please be aware that guidelines are still in place for those who test positive for COVID-19, those with symptoms and those contacted through track-and-trace. People are still required to isolate in these cases. Please follow the Government guidelines for isolation if you are affected. As always, if you have any concerns or suggestions, please contact the Church elders; Mark and Darryll. We are very much open to hearing from people on this.
Yours in Christ, Mark (on behalf of the Church leaders)