We are resuming services of worship from Sunday 9 August.
Following government advice, all services and meetings had been cancelled until it was safe to restart. This will still be the case for the time being for Chatterbox, House Group, “Breakfast on the Hill” and The Bible Course.
The deacons have completed a risk assessment in line with the very detailed government guidelines to determine how we can begin to re-open the church building safely again.
We will be following strictly the requirements of HM Government. However, we will be able to meet as a congregation to pray together, read the Bible and hear a sermon, which are key items of our Baptist worship. The regulations do not permit us to sing hymns or serve refreshments and social distancing will limit conversation.
You will, of course be very welcome, but we will ask you:
- To use the hand sanitiser on arrival
- To leave contact details for "track and trace"
- To practise social distancing and keep 2 metres from other worshippers
- To sit in designated pews, in household groups.
- To leave in an orderly manner at the end of the service
Stewards will be on hand to help, but please do as they ask. There is a possibility that we may have to say "church full" and tell you not to enter.
The government requires adults to wear a face covering inside the building, unless they are advised not to for medical reasons.
The only toilet available will be the accessible one in the lobby. There will be no Sunday Club or creche facilities.
We will not be able to provide glasses of water, so you might like to bring a bottle.
There will be no pew Bibles available, so you might like to bring a Bible. Alternatively, use an app on your smartphone or an internet site.
It would be helpful if you could tell us in advance if you can come and give us your contact details. You can also ask for more detailed guidance. Please use the form below.
If you cannot come
Please do not come if you are unwell and in particular showing symptoms of Covid-19 (a new cough, high temperature, lost sense of smell or taste). You should also consider the risks if you have a medical condition.
The service will be recorded and made available later in the afternoon on our "Online Church" page. Hard copies of sermon notes can also be made available.
We will continue, as best we can, to care for the community of Foots Cray,
North Cray and Sidcup. We are aware that
the pandemic is worrying and frightening.
If you think a conversation with our minister, Reverend Brenda
Brundritt, might help you, please use our Contact Form below. You can expect complete confidentiality of any personal details, but please include a telephone number or e-mail in your message, or Bren will be unable to call you back.
- 137 Sidcup Hill
- DA14 6JS