Government restrictions due to COVID were lifted on July 19. The new guidance for Places of Worship places responsibility on organisations and individuals to act appropriately in the light of local conditions.
Our plan from Sunday, 25 July is to do the following as a church:
Family Worship will continue to be at 9.30am in the Riverside Cafe, Dunelm House and Morning Worship at 10.30am in the Fonteyn Ballroom, Dunelm House. Morning Worship will continue to be streamed to our YouTube channel. We are able to make the following changes however:
- We will allow singing, initially behind masks.
- Ask people to wear masks at other times when arriving, leaving, and moving around the building.
- Allow people to take masks off whilst just sitting down.
- Keep social distancing between households as capacity allows.
- Encourage booking of tickets, to give us an idea of numbers, but allow people to just turn up.
- Have times of fellowship outside when the weather allows!
- Encourage the taking of lateral flow tests to give confidence to others coming.
We will continue to maintain good ventilation and ensure hand sanitising is available throughout the building. If you turn up and have forgotten your mask we will be able to provide you with one as you enter. As always do not come if you have tested positive for COVID, are awaiting a test or result or have been asked to self-isolate.
Please do book tickets for our gathered worship via the links above.
Our small groups throughout the church, both for residents and students, are taking part in a variety of ways, some in person, some online and others a combination. If you are not part of one and would like to be please contact the church office.
Kids & Youth Work
Our children’s work is focussed over the summer holidays around Family Worship. As we enter September we will restart a number of our mid-week activities for children and youth as well as our Kids@Kings Sunday groups.
Outreach in the community
We are working closely with other charities, agencies and the council to help care for those who are most in need in our city at this time. We have members of our staff & intern team working hard to deliver food to the vulnerable and befriend over the phone those who are lonely. For more information on all the outreach we’re doing visit kcd.org.uk/coronavirus-help.
Thank you for your understanding. Let’s continue to pay attention to government advice, use common sense and above all pray for our nation and our world.
[updated July 23, 2021]