Emerging from restrictions at church

Making BBC a safe, warm, welcoming environment for people to have a positive visit at Sunday gathered worship services

We're constantly listening, reviewing and working through how we provide acts of worship where everyone is safe, considered and supported with absolute respect. We expect everyone to always show respect to each other with grace, love and dignity. COVID-19 has been a real challenge and lifting the restrictions from 19th July did not make it any easier. After many meetings, prayers and tough discussions, we believe we have found a position that serves and supports our church as we journey together.

What to Expect on a Sunday Church Service

  • Services continue to start at 10am

  • We will be able to join in times of live worship music with singing

  • Pre booking continues so that we can monitor numbers. You may book into as many services as you wish during August using ChurchSuite, the Whats On page, or by contacting the office. The office will be closed from Monday 16 August to Wednesday 25 August due to annual leave. Phone messages and emails will not be monitored during this time

  • Seating arrangements. Seating at the front is arranged in short rows and face masks will be optional. From the back, seating will be socially distanced, and you will be asked to wear a face mask. Wherever you choose to sit, our hospitality team can provide you with “Please Leave this Seat Free” discs that you can place on chairs around you

  • One way system. At the end of the service please leave via the doors at the back of the building taking care not to congregate around the exits

  • Outdoor socialising and refreshments. We will be maximising our outdoor space, encouraging you to socialise outside and serving refreshments in the marquee in the garden.

  • Personal space and physical contact. Please be mindful about how you engage with others, don’t assume others feel comfortable with close contact

  • When we share communion we will continue to provide the individual wafer and grape juice packs

To minimise risk to those attending

  • We continue to maintain a limit on the number of people in the building

  • We are encouraging the use of hand sanitiser on entry to the building

  • We are maintaining a careful hygiene routine for the building, especially for those areas commonly touched such as handles and switches

  • We are ventilating the building where possible with doors and windows open

  • We are asking those serving on a Sunday to use lateral flow tests before they attend

  • Please do not attend if you or anyone within your household has had a positive coronavirus test or any symptoms of coronavirus, or if you have been asked to self-isolate by the track and trace system