Sunday Worship Arrangements

Both the Government and the Methodist Church office have lifted the restrictions so that churches can now open for services, and some other meetings.

Sunday services will start at 10.30am as usual.  Preachers are being asked to work with the media team to produce an online video service to support those still at home and the many other people who watch online or download our services.  Some preachers will not be attending the service and the video will be shown in church.  Some preachers may choose to attend as the video is shown, or they may choose to deliver the same message in person.  Unfortunately singing is still not allowed but we can include projected video clips.

The whole building is set out very differently to normal [see photos below]. Seating in the church is limited to about 40, but for the moment we're not taking reservations.  Upon arrival you will be asked to sign in or use the NHS app to support the track and trace system. The cafe area is now a thoroughfare and not for socialising.  No refreshments will be served, though one person at a time may enter the kitchen to get a drink of water.  One toilet is open for all to use.  This, plus all the areas of the building that are used by everybody are regularly cleaned with antiviral cleaner.

Face-coverings—please note that wearing face coverings in the building is now compulsory for everybody over the age of 11 unless they are in one of the government categories where they don't have to (please note – face shields are not considered face coverings under these rules).  If you need a couple of face coverings then there are some in the box on the table in the church café area.

Recognising the increased risk over the Christmas period when many people travel to visit family and students return home, that irrespective of what tier category Chippenham is in, the Church Council (the trustee body) has decided to close the building completely from Saturday 19 December to Saturday 9 January, and will reopen for our annual Covenant Service on Sunday 10 January.  During this time all church services and other Christmas programmes will take place either outside, through this website, or on Zoom.

For further information please ask one of the Church Stewards or
contact us.

Visuals

 
Sunday Worship Re-opening