Re-Opening our building in October

Coming back to worship

We are aiming for a return to worship October 11th, 2020 at 10.45am. Hopefully going forwarded services will then be every fortnight. This will be in the form of a 30-35 minutes service with a congregation.

This will be subject to government and Methodist advice and the covid-19 situation at the time to ensure a safe return for you all

What will it be like?

Please be prepared to wear a face covering and sanitise your hands on arrival. Hand sanitiser is provided, and a disposable face covering can be provided if you forget to bring one. Please be aware some people cannot wear a face covering because of underling medical conditions.

Unfortunately, there is no singing of hymns or a time after the service for refreshment or socialising in the building

What happens when you come in?

There will be a one-way system in place

As we are required to register everyone for Track & Trace, please provide your name and contact details on arrival to a steward. All details will be destroyed after 30 days.

Monetary offerings can be left on a plate as you come in.

On arrival a steward will advise you which seats are available. Social distancing should be observed.

Unfortunately, no hugs or handshakes

Seating

Families and those in the same bubble can sit together – children who come will remain with their parent/grandparent/guardian for the whole service.

Please keep your coat etc with you.

If you have mobility concerns, please inform the steward as you enter the building.

All cushions have had to be removed so please bring your own if you need one but ensure you take it home with you afterwards.

Hymn books and Bibles.

There will be no hymn books, bibles or notice sheets.

Please do not sing or hum aloud, enjoy listening to the music and the bible readings

Holy Communion

Not at this stage. It is under review

Toilets

These are open please follow instruction.

Feeling unwell

Please do not come to church if you feel at all unwell. If you feel unwell during the service, please indicate this to someone and you will be given assistance.

After the service

The steward will guide you to the exit. Please keep your face coving on until you have left the building and observe social distancing

Hand sanitising will be available to use when you exit.

Sorry no hugs or handshakes or socialising in the building.

What happens next

The church and monetary gifts will be quarantined for a minimum of 72 hours. Toilets will be cleaned.

All decisions have been taken to keep you safe as we return to a different way of church.

Each service will be reviewed, any problems or concerns that arise addressed, and any change in government and Methodist guidelines implemented.

Rev Linda Bishop will continue with her online worship at 11am on each Sunday.

Please contact Julian or e-mail latchfordmc@outlook.com if you require further information

Post expires at Sunday October 11th, 2020

September 27th Sunday worship service is now available to watch or download

Sunday September 27th worship service is now available on our website under “Recordings of our Services“ for viewing or downloading.

The website allows you to download the recordings for later playback on your personal devices. Why not listen again in the car, garden, whilst walking or exercising?

Post expires at Saturday October 3rd, 2020

Growth Plan: Church Architect

We have appointed the award winning Architects from Condy Lofthouse. This company is based locally in Liverpool and has a proven track record working with Churches as well as other types of buildings.

Covid has and will continue to delay the work on our growth plan but we will work hard to make progress. Part of this will include an introspective review of how lessons learnt from covid can be used to improve and alter our growth plans.

We will then work with Condy Lofthouse to develop a detailed feasibility study for review at a future Church Council meeting.

Post expires at Saturday September 26th, 2020

September 20th Sunday worship service is now available to watch or download

Sunday September 20th worship service is now available on our website under “Recordings of our Services“ for viewing or downloading.

The website allows you to download the recordings for later playback on your personal devices. Why not listen again in the car, garden, whilst walking or exercising?

Post expires at Saturday September 26th, 2020

September 13th Sunday worship service is now available to watch or download

Sunday September 13th worship service is now available on our website under “Recordings of our Services“ for viewing or downloading.

The website allows you to download the recordings for later playback on your personal devices. Why not listen again in the car, garden, whilst walking or exercising?

Post expires at Saturday September 19th, 2020

September 6th Sunday worship service is now available to watch or download

Sunday September 6th worship service is now available on our website under “Recordings of our Services“ for viewing or downloading.

The website allows you to download the recordings for later playback on your personal devices. Why not listen again in the car, garden, whilst walking or exercising?

Post expires at Saturday September 12th, 2020

Christmas Angels knitting request

Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat,
Please put an Angel in the collection hat.

OK, so Poetry isn’t my strong point; But could we please appeal for knitted Angles in time for Christmas.  Never knitted before? Why not give it a try and see how you get on?

These Christmas Angels have made a fantastic difference to peoples lives and, more now than ever, we need them even more.

We’d be grateful for as many as possible and the pattern is available on the Church website <click here>

We will figure out a way of collecting them in time for December.
Many thanks from the Latchford Mission Team.