Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Notice

After November’s lockdown, we are now ready for people to attend Sunday services on-site once again! We also understand that some would prefer to continue to wait before joining us in person, and that is absolutely fine. There is no pressure to do so either way, and the live stream will continue to be available.

We continue to closely monitor Government and local updates on Covid-19, and we reserve the right to close the building or change approach at any stage if it either becomes necessary, or we deem the risk to people to be too great to continue for a period of time.

Services on site will be different – we can’t sing, face coverings must be worn (by law, though exemptions apply) and contact with other people will need to be limited. As per the Tier 2 restrictions, there should be no socialising except within your own household bubble while on site.

Booking Essential

Importantly, if you’re planning to join us, you’ll need to book in advance.

With social distancing requirements in place, we have a limited number of spaces available for booking on a first come, first served basis. If you turn up without booking ahead, there is no guarantee that you will be allowed to enter the building.

WCBC Conditions of Entry

By entering the church, you agree to our Conditions of Entry (click to view). These are in place for the protection of all on-site, particularly given we have a significant proportion of people in higher risk categories. Simply put, if you cannot agree to them, please do not attend in-person!

During the booking process, you can also opt-in to providing your name and phone number for the NHS Test & Trace Service, and we would encourage you do so, though it is not mandatory. Forms are also provided on site for this purpose on arrival.

    How To Book

    You can book to attend a Sunday service from the preceding Monday. There are two ways to book:

    In both cases, you will be asked to provide your name, phone number and the number of people who will attend. You may only book for those in your own household, up to a maximum group size of 6, as per government regulations.

    Other Attendance Instructions

    Please click here to view the other attendance instructions that are expected to be followed by those who attend.

    At this time, we should remember that we serve a God who brings hope, peace and security, come what may. He calls us to love one another too, as Christ cares for His church. We believe that no matter what, God is there for all people, and faith in Jesus as our Saviour and Lord is what gives us the greatest protection and hope, in life, death, and in any trouble we face.

    God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble
    Psalm 46:1

    Online Meetings

    We will continue our online meetings for those who aren’t able to attend in-person.

    Sunday Service
    Our weekly Sunday service takes place at the same time as usual, 10.30am, and can be streamed via our Youtube channel, here.

    Our current series, ‘The Holy One’ is looking at Isaiah chapters 6-12.

    Isaiah - advent sermon series WCBC

    Study Groups
    A weekly Bible study is being held via Zoom with our Pastor, Chris. Please get in touch for joining details.

    Prayer Meeting
    Note that our prayer meeting is now resuming in-person, and is held each Monday morning at 10.30am in the church hall.

    Forget Thee Not
    Under current rules, this support group is allowed to meet on site, whilst observing social distancing guidelines. This takes place as normal in the Hall, though advance booking is required

     

    Updates

    We will be contacting our members and regular attenders via email and phone with any updates, and letting everyone know what we’re planning during this period. If you would like to be added to this list, please contact the office here.

    We will also update this page accordingly.

    If you have any queries, please do get in touch with our church office:
    01202 767070 // [email protected]

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