Our response to Covid-19

This page was last updated on Wednesday 6th January 2021.

This last year has been challenging for all of us, and we have felt the impact of Covid-19 on our life together as a church. As Christians, we are confident that God is with us, and we know that we have a hope that no virus can take away from us. This confidence, however, does not mean we are reckless. As a church, we have put various measures in place to keep our members safe, as well as contributing towards the wider community efforts to limit the spread of the virus. This page will be updated with details of these measures. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Our current activities

At the moment, most of our regular in-person activities are suspended. Some of these (such as our weekly prayer meeting and regular Messy Church events) are taking place in an online format. Others will resume when it is safe for them to do so, hopefully later this year.

We are continuing to meet on Sundays for a service at 11am, which is also livestreamed to our YouTube channel. If you would like to join us in the building for a Sunday service, you will need to let us know in advance, as places are limited.

Social distancing measures

In order to ensure a safe environment during our Sunday services, we have various measures in place. These meet all relevant Welsh Government guidelines, and at several points exceed what is expected. We have produced a risk assessment in consultation with other churches and medical professionals, which is available on request.

Our risk assessment includes:

1) Encouraging clinically vulnerable people to remain at home and watch the livestream;
2) Restricting entry to exclude people with possible symptoms, or who have been required to self-isolate;
3) Using stewards to ensure social distancing on the way in and out of the building;
4) Requiring the use of masks and hand sanitiser before entry to the building;
5) Seating household groups at least 2 metres apart, and avoiding any movement during the service;
6) Limiting spoken responses during the service, and prohibiting singing;
7) Minimising the use of paper handouts;
8) Professional cleaning of the building between each week’s service.

Further information

If you have any questions about this information, or if you would like a copy of our risk assessment, please contact us.