Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Notice

By God’s grace, we have now resumed our Sunday on-site meetings. You can find full details below. We also understand that some would prefer to wait to join us in-person, and that is absolutely fine. There is no pressure to do so — the live stream will continue to be available.

Weekly Services

Our Sunday services have now resumed as usual at 10.30am, taking place on-site and also streamed online via our Youtube channel

Pre-booking is essential for all services. Please read on for details.

We will be closely monitoring Government and local updates on Covid-19, and we reserve the right to 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 in the building will continue to be different – we can’t sing, face coverings must be worn (by law, though exemptions apply) and contact with other people will be limited.

We will continue to closely monitor Government and local updates on Covid-19, and we reserve the right to change approach at any stage.

Booking Essential

Importantly, if you’re planning to join us, you’ll need to book in advance. Booking will open on Mondays.

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

If you would like to join us on-site, 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 can book either a 1-2 person household slot, or a 3-5 person household slot. Bookings are for a household ticket, not a separate ticket for each individual within a household.

Other Attendance Instructions

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

Joining Us Online

If you feel happier joining in with a service online, you can join us live via YouTube. On our Youtube channel, you’ll see how you can join our services live. Of course, you can also watch the services at a later date – they will be available on the channel shortly afterwards.

Our current series, A Faith That Grows, is going through the book of James.

Faith That Grows - WCBC Sermon Series

We continue to 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.

Other online Meetings

In addition to our Sunday services, the following meetings continue to take place online.

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

Additionally, a fortnightly small group is being held online via Zoom — contact Pam and Derek for details.

Prayer Meeting
Note that our prayer meeting is still meeting online-only. Again, please get in touch for joining details.

Jesus and the Biblical Feasts
In April, we had a speaker from Church’s Ministry Among Jewish People (CMJ) who led two sessions on the Old Testament Feasts in the Bible and their relevance to Jesus. The first session covered the ‘Spring’ feasts and the second the ‘Autumn’ feasts. The sessions were recorded and are available to watch on our YouTube channel.

Forget Thee Not
This support group has now resumed meeting in-person. Pre-booking is required. For more details see the Forget Thee Not page.

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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