We are delighted to inform you that Greenhill Methodist Church will welcome back a congregation from Sunday 4th October. We have done our risk assessments and created an action plan to assure you of a safe visit to worship again with others. we will be able to welcome 60 people with full social distancing protocols followed. Please note that we are not reserving seats. It would be good to know if you intend to come so that we can judge how many people to expect. We will review this in the weeks to come to make sure we have the facility to meet everyone's need to worship with us. We will also be livestreaming the service. Please arrive from 10:15am and queue in the small car park to enter through the main door. Please observe social distancing. You will be asked to track and trace which means we will need a contact phone number and how many people are in your party. You can download and print a track and trace form and if you fill that in before you arrive, you will be able to enter the church more quickly. We hope to have a QR code track trace system and if you do that before you arrive, that will also speed up your entry. There will also be a manual recording for those who need that facility. Hand sanitizer is available as you enter the porch. Please wear a mask unless you have a medical reason. You will then be led to a seat by one of our hospitality team. Please note that we cannot accept groups larger than six sitting together. We ask you to remain in your seat throughout the worship time and not to walk around to greet others.
Please note that children are very welcome to worship, however at this time, we ask you to make sure that they remain with you throughout the service and that they don't walk around the church as they have felt able to in the past. We will be seeking to offer family focussed worship and more details of this will follow in the next few weeks.
As you enter, there will be worship music playing to help us to prepare for worship. The livestream begins at 10:30am until 10:45am - that is when the live worship will begin. We aim for the worship to last 45 minutes.
During the service, if you need a toilet, we ask you to use the toilet in the porch area. Please walk up to the porch in the centre of the aisle.
We are not able to stand and sing out as a congregation. However we will have worship songs during the service and we invite you take the words into your own personal time of worship as you remain seated with your masks on. I am sure you can sing from your heart.
At the end of the service, you will be invited to leave either by the main door or by the side door near to the prayer chapel. The hospitality team will direct you. As you leave we ask you not to congregate outside in the car park area. Please make you way home. This will also respect our neighbours and their need to socially distance.
Due to the virus, we are still in uncertain times and we all have to remain alert. We sincerely ask you to stay away if you have any of the Covid-19 symptoms. Please also consider your own vulnerability and risk group before deciding to come to church.
We look forward to seeing you if you feel well and able to do so. Otherwise continue to enjoy our online presence.
If you would like to ask anything about returning to church please get in touch by email or phone.
With every blessing
Rev Jonathan Haigh