Opening the Church
This page is under construction at present. The details of how we will open our buildings up again - for prayer, for worship, to our various user groups - are all being worked on at the moment.
As soon as we can share what the arrangements are going to be, and what the restrictions and limitations will be, we will add that information to this page and then link to it prominently from the remainder of the website.
In the meantime, if you are interested in what is involved, follow these links to read the guidance from Methodist Trustees and the guidance for church property managers. This letter contains advice given to churches in our own Circuit.
With things changing every few days at the moment this note from Revd Stephen and Revd Malcolm for 13 September captures the latest from the Methodist Church, and this note for 20 September includes a summary of what all the churches in our Circuit are working towards in terms of live or shared worship.
Our Church Council has been meeting (thank you, Zoom!) and has discussed all the current guidance from the government and from the national church. A risk assessment for the different parts of the building and the different ways the rooms are used has been prepared and is being tested.
As soon as we feel confident we can do so safely, we will start opening church again within the restrictions that apply.
This page will be kept updated with how this is being done and how the restrictions that will have to apply during the health emergency may change over time.