COVID 19 – Our Approach
Loving our neighbours is a guiding principle of the Christian faith, adhering to the government’s guidance we closed our doors for a period of time.
We did so willingly in order to protect and love our neighbours in the wider community. Loving our neighbour remains our guiding principle as we re-establish our Sunday services and for our decision to retain online services.
Since late July we have had socially distanced, government restricted church services at MEC at 11am.
Adhering to the change in Government guidelines, here is our approach to socially distanced meetings at Mickfield Evangelical Church.
Please feel free to arrive from 10:30am. Please be considerate when parking, in order to maintain social distance. Having parked up you will be registered and provided with hand sanitiser. We currently operate two venues on the same site, a marquee with patio heaters and our main hall in the church building. While indoors we are legally required to wear face masks unless an individual has a legal exemption. We begin our service with a kids talk, then children (crèche and Sunday school) will go to their groups.
In gathering on a Sunday we are all agreeing to the following 4 key expectations:
1. We will be socially distanced.
We need to be 2 meters apart. We will be seated in households 2 meters apart.
2. We will be registered.
We have to keep a record of all who attend the services. This is part of supporting the track and trace scheme.
3. We won’t sing.
There will be no corporate singing, we can’t for now. We will listen to music videos to help us in our gathered worship.
4. We will be careful.
If you have any symptoms of Coronavirus please stay at home and watch the live-stream. This is one of the reasons we’re continuing online.
If you have any questions please contact us via the contact page.