Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Last updated: 20th October 2020

We have re-opened for Sunday Morning Worship

St John's is open for 10.30am Sunday Morning Worship services although there are a number of differences from what we are all used to.

Please read these important details:

  1. Please stay at home if you have any of the symptoms of Covid-19 (high temperature, new continuous cough, loss of/change to sense of smell or taste).

  2. Everyone is welcome but please be aware of the government guidance relating to vulnerable people.

  3. Please observe social distancing and be guided by the welcomers & signs.

  4. The wearing of a face covering to a place of worship is now mandatory.

  5. Please use the hand sanitizer on entry to the building (only use the front door, except stewards).

  6. We will need to record your name for the Test & Trace service but this is only kept for the specified time.

  7. Chairs have been spaced out and some are in pairs. You may sit together only with someone from your own household or bubble.

  8. Presently there will be no singing during the service, although we will be able to listen to some of our musicians and see the words of the hymns.

  9. For the time being, there will be no after service chat or refreshments although toilets will be available.

  10. Currently there will be no special provision for children** although they are welcome to accompany their parents to the service.

  11. We are continuing to provide the Circuit Service so that those who are unable to join us can still enjoy a service at home.

  12. If you have any notices to be read out, these must be sent to the duty steward beforehand.


These details and many more measures* have been put in place for your safety. Although things will seem far from normal, we will be able to adjust and improve our experience as time goes by and we become used to our new way of worshipping.

St John’s Leadership Team

*Note: In putting together these measures the Leadership Team has consulted Government guidance, Methodist guidance, our Health & Safety Officer, our Safeguarding Officer, our Property Stewards as well as our resident doctors.

**We are planning to restart our Junior Church on 1st November.

Our documents of COVID measures can be seen here:

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