What to Expect at Present

Worship takes place at The White Church on Sundays at 10.45am

Please read ‘Making Choices about returning to Church’ and do not come if this shows that you are considered high risk and indicates that you should continue to participate in Church life from home.

Rest assured that those of you who are not able or are not ready to come to Church yet will be in our thoughts and prayers and we will welcome you back when the time is right for you.

Please do not come if you exhibit any of the symptoms of the virus.

In order to comply with social distancing, the White Church capacity has been set at 30, although those living together or sharing bubbles can sit next to each other.  If you intend to come to a service please book by emailing whitechurchsec@btinternet.com  or ringing 01253 727732 before 6pm on the preceding Saturday. On booking you will be asked to provide your name and either telephone number or email which will be kept for 21 days and if required made available to the NHS Test and Trace Service. Entry and Exit to Church will be through the Main Porch door. Names of those attending will be checked on the booking register on arrival at church.

  • Please arrive at church between 10.30 and 10.40am
  • If there is a queue, please wait and follow any directions given by the entry stewards.
  • Use the hand sanitiser on entering or bring your own disposable gloves to wear if for any reason you are not able to use hand sanitiser.
  • Please wear a face covering as this is a Government regulation. Spare face masks will be available should you forget to bring one.
  • There is a one-way system around the church.
  • A Steward will show you to a seat. To avoid contamination, do not change seats.
  • Always maintain social distancing (2 metres). People in your household/social bubble may sit together.
  • Please do not stop to chat as this will hold up others coming into the service.
  • All should remain seated and not move about.

Please do not expect assistance from the stewards except in an emergency. If you normally need assistance, please bring someone from within your social grouping to help you.

Toilets use is permitted but being mindful of social distancing (i.e.1 person at a time in the Toilets)

Hand Sanitiser as well as soap is available for your use.

Please bring tissues for coughs or sneezes.

  • Bring your own individual portion of bread and wine (squash or water) for communion services.
  • Bring your own Bible or view the reading on your phone. Do not share items or pass on items to anyone else.
  • Please avoid touching items. Please do not shake hands or have any physical contact other than within your household/bubble.
  • The service will last about 20 minutes. There will be no singing during the service. Please also speak quietly and avoid calling out to anyone.

Please place any donations or weekly envelopes in the receptacle provided on the back table, on your way out after the service. Please consider giving by direct debit or bank transfer if possible.

At the end of the service, follow the stewards’ directions as you leave your seat, and exit, observing safe social distancing. Use the hand sanitiser on leaving. Please don’t congregate around the exit door.

REMEMBER – Our aim is to keep you safe whilst Worshipping by adhering to the Government Guidelines.