We have spent this afternoon cleaning and getting the building ready for our first services since 19th March with people present! Online services have been held each week from the building, but we can’t wait to see people there tomorrow worshipping God together.
We have been getting balloons and flags ready for our wave offering tomorrow:
You will see many differences in the building, chiefly that we have moved a lot of the chairs so that social distancing can be observed. Everyone has a designated seat (in family groups or individually, depending on circumstances.)
Hand sanitisers have been installed at the entrances and we have paper towel dispensers in the toilets now. We ask people not to attend if they have any signs of illness and remind everyone of the need to wash hands regularly and use hand sanitiser. We have placed anti-bacterial wipes under chairs so that chairs can be wiped down after the service and would remind people to bring their own bread/ juice for Holy Communion when attending the morning service.
The Government announced yesterday that face coverings will be mandatory inside places of worship from 8th August, and we do have face coverings for use if people want these. We also have a box to put tithes and offerings in so that there is no cross-contamination and will still be collecting change for the children we support in Haiti, India and Uganda. Please put your offerings in these (on the table in the foyer) when you enter or leave the building.