REOPENING CHURCH

Opening the Church 

This page will be updated whenever things change - please check back here regularly.

The Wednesday Service is resuming

 

Wednesday morning services are restarting on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, starting on Wednesday 21 October at 10.30 am. Diana Bosman led the first service, and the next will be on 4 November. You are warmly invited to join us. 

 

Please bear these points in mind, for your safety and that of everyone else.

 

  • To comply with NHS Test and Trace, if you are coming to the service you must tell us by noon the day before. (Don't worry if your plans change and you can't make it at the last minute, but please don't embarrass the door stewards by coming along if you haven't told us in advance.) Tell us you are coming by emailing the office or by calling the office - please leave a message if we're not there.  

 

  • Please bring a mask or face covering, and observe social distancing. We will need to allocate seats in church by household, observing the rule of six, and the door stewards will direct you to your seat.

 

  • There will be some music, but please respect the current government regulations which mean that singing is not permitted.

 

It's lovely to share some worship and fellowship again, and we hope this midweek service will be the start of a gradual return to a full expression of the life of the church.

 

Unfortunately, at the moment there will not be tea or coffee available after the service, and we ask everyone to observe social distancing and take care of themselves and others at the beginning and the end of the service. 

Join the Circuit Service on Sunday 25 October at 10.30 am

 

The regular Sunday morning Circuit Service on 25 October, which Revd Stephen Froggatt will be leading, will be streamed live from our church. There is an opportunity for you to attend this service, but to do this you will need to register for a ticket on this link

 

The same sort of precautions will apply as for the Wednesday service. For your safety and that of everyone else:

 

  • Please register so we know you are coming and don't embarrass the door stewards by coming along if you haven't registered.   

 

  • Please bring a mask or face covering, and observe social distancing. We will need to allocate seats in church by household, observing the rule of six, and the door stewards will direct you to your seat.

 

  • There will be some music, but please respect the current government regulations which mean that singing is not permitted.

Unfortunately, there will be no tea or coffee available after the service, and we ask everyone to observe social distancing at the beginning and the end of the service.

Please keep checking here for news of other services.

At the moment, our Church Council does not have plans to resume other regular services. They have continued to meet (courtesy of Zoom) and risk assessments have been prepared and are being updated to inform the way in which this can happen in the future.

 

This note for 20 September includes a summary of what the churches in our Circuit are working towards in terms of live or shared worship, and there are more details of online services and other resources on the Worship at Home Page.

 

However, the situation is responding frequently to changes in infection rates and the risk to the public, and to stay up to date with all the local plans we recommend signing up to the Circuit Newsletter which you can do easily on this link.

 

If you are interested in more detail on what is involved you can follow these links to read the guidance from Methodist Trustees, the guidance for church property managers and the October issue of Property Matters

Four Oaks Methodist Church

0121 308 7425

office@fouroakschurch.plus.com

155 Lichfield Road,

Sutton Coldfield,

West Midlands

B74 2UU

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