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Sunday Service

Our in-person Sunday service is in the building – 10.30am every week and live streamed via our YouTube channel
Capacity is limited, so please book a ticket (seat) for everyone in your household / bubble, including children and young people – just click the link below to book in

The service will also be available online to watch from home via our YouTube channel and goes live from 10.25am

FAQs
How do I book a ticket?
In order to maintain social distancing, capacity is limited. To ensure you get a seat, you will have to book online before you come to church. You will book online for every member of your household/support bubble including your children and youth. Please only book tickets for those who are definitely planning to come.You can book via the link above, or use your ChurchSuite app. If you encounter any technical issues then contact Ruth in the office for help (0115) 9679997.

Booking will open on the Sunday afternoon (for the following week’s service) and close on Friday morning at 10.30am.

Where can I park?
Parking around the building will ONLY be for
-Those with a blue badge – please use the upper car park and park close to the steps
-Those with mobility issues – please use the lower carpark
We are asking everyone else to park on Rolleston Drive – use the industrial units and along the road by the green fence.
We politely request that you do not park on the residential streets around the church.

When can I arrive?
We’ll be letting people in 15 minutes before the service begins.

How are you making it safe?
Everyone should bring and wear a face mask (although we’ll have spares available on arrival if you’ve forgotten yours). There will be hand sanitiser inside the entrance. All surfaces will be sanitised before the service, and toilets will be available at a reduced capacity. When you arrive one of our stewards team will check you in and then direct you to your pre-allocated seats. Seating will be socially distanced, with households/support bubbles sitting together.

Can we come as a family?
Children are welcome, but must remain seated with their parents/carers at all times to ensure social distancing measures are respected and we’re going to need your help with this. Feel free to bring along paper, pens and other quiet activities for younger children.

What will the service be like?
There will be a short time of worship, prayer, a family slot, some informative/inspiring input (maybe via video) and a 15-20 minute talk. It will last about 50 minutes.

Will we be able to worship?
To prevent transmission, only the worship team can sing, with the rest of us looking to ‘sing and make music in our hearts’ (Ephesians 5:19). However, this doesn’t mean we won’t worship! We can still clap and raise our hands, and can sing in our heads and our hearts, adopting an attitude of praise and thanksgiving (just as if you’d lost your voice!) The Bible reminds us that we are to ‘offer our bodies as living sacrifices, which is our spiritual act of worship.’ (Romans 12:1–2). Let’s take this chance to experience God’s love together, to reflect, and to draw near to Him.

Will there be any prayer ministry?
As always, we’re going to make space to encounter God. We won’t be calling people forward for prayer or laying hands on people like usual, but we’re confident God will still be moving powerfully among us. Instead, you’ll be the ministry team! You’ll get to pray for yourself and others where you are.

Will the toilets be open?
Only the disabled toilet will be open. This will be accessed via a one-way system through the small hall with a spaced-out queue along the corridor. Under 11s should be accompanied by a parent or carer.

What will happen after the service?
Currently we are not able to serve any refreshments or allow any “fellowship” with others outside of your family group. At the end of the service we will ask you to remain in your seats so we can dismiss people in an orderly fashion. BUT remember you can arrange to meet with another family after the service for a catch up (in line with current rules)

What do I do if I feel I can’t safely attend the service?
We understand and fully appreciate that some people will rightly feel unable to attend, whether due to government guidelines or their individual circumstances/choice. We are planning to Live Stream the service to our YouTube channel to ensure ALL can join together to worship, whether in the building or at home. It may take us a few weeks to get the technology working and in place, but there will always be something to watch or engage with at home for those who cannot attend.

What should I do if I feel unwell?
If you have been diagnosed with or experienced symptoms of COVID-19 you must not come to a service. Likewise, if you have been in close contact with someone diagnosed or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 please stay at home.
If you develop COVID symptoms after the service please follow all the government guidance (get a test, isolate at home) and let us know. We will be keeping the booking and seating records for 21 days after the service to enable us to operate Test and Trace if needed.