Sunday Services – changes from 25th July

  • There will be an increase in the number of seats available, and the distancing between the seats will now be 1 metre (3’4”). We have to continue with the need to collect names and telephone numbers, so to guarantee a seat please reserve a place by contacting the Church Office. The hours are currently 1pm – 6pm, Monday – Thursday, and 9.30am – 2.30pm on Friday or email Please note it will not be possible to respond to phone messages or emails after 2.30pm on Friday.
  • The capacity number of places will be 110 in the sanctuary. 
  • Singing is permitted, but masks/face-coverings must be worn at all times whilst you are at the service, and as you move around the Church premises, unless you are medically exempt.
  • The service will continue to last around thirty minutes, with three hymns, but hymns restricted to two verses each. You may stand to sing.
  • Orders of Service will continue to be placed on your seats, and will contain all necessary information.
  • Entrance and exit via the Braid Hall door and the north door will continue for the time being. Hand sanitiser will continue to be provided and please use this as you enter and exit the building.
  • Offerings will still be made at the doors.
  • We plan to move the Sunday Club from the St Matthew to the Braid Hall on 25th Children should enter and exit the Braid Hall from the glass-window door on the terrace in front of the hall, and not come in through the glass door that the Sunday service congregation uses. Parents should not enter the Braid Hall. This has still to be confirmed.
  • We plan that real flower displays will recommence on the first Sunday of September.
  • Unfortunately after-service teas and coffees are not possible, but we will review this in a few weeks with a view to restarting later in September, at the earliest, dependent on regulations.
  • We will continue to live-stream Sunday services.

It is likely that there will be a further relaxation of regulations on 9th August, so we are keeping the situation under review.

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