Sunday Services update
It’s great to be meeting together in person on Sundays, with the opportunity to gather outside after the service to chat .
Inside, seating is appropriately distanced and socializing is still restricted. Everyone needs to hand sanitize as they come in, wear a face covering unless legally exempt, and singing behind your mask is now allowed.
Our Morning Service is at 10.30am and is accessible on Zoom if you are unable to come for any reason. Please don’t attend if you are unwell.
You can check with Lindsey about seating availability if you are unsure. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The live recording of the sermon can be found under resources, in the media library
Guidance from 25th July
“In humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.” (Phil 2:3-5).
As we meet together, we're conscious that, as restrictions are lifted, many of our brothers and sisters' anxiety levels will increase. Jesus wants us to care for them.
We also know that some in our church family are clinically vulnerable, and that fit people who have had both vaccines can suffer nasty symptoms from Covid-19. Jesus wants us to protect one-another.
With this in mind, and following advice from the Government and Church of England, the PCC has agreed the following guidelines for us as we meet on Sundays from 25 July (we will keep this advice under review, relaxing or tightening as our risk assessment indicates):
Please sanitise your hands on arrival and again as you leave the building (parents – please supervise children in this).
Infection rates remain pretty much unchanged in Tunbridge Wells from last week, and evidence clearly demonstrates that wearing a mask reduces infection rates by as much as 70%. We would therefore ask you, please, to wear a face mask in the building if you possibly can, and certainly while you sing (designated lead-singers at the front will continue to be well distanced).
We will continue to space people out as much as possible and we’re making alterations to increase the air-flow in the building (research shows the effectiveness of this). Please maintain social distancing when talking to one-another – those who are nervous feel real distress if someone gets too close.
Track & Trace
We don’t have to keep a register, but it seems sensible so that we can contact you if someone tests positive. We will use our ChurchBuilder app to do this.
Would you please consider taking a lateral flow test on a Sunday morning – especially if you come into contact with a lot of people during the week (family, friends, at work or socially)? Test kits are available free by post or from pharmacies, and while not infallible, they could prevent us from causing an outbreak at church.
Thank you so much for your loving consideration for other members of our church family.