From Sunday 22 August, we will no longer be allocating seats, so everyone can choose where they want to sit. There will be plenty of seats out and still larger-than-normal gaps between the rows, so you will be able to have the space you feel you need. Equally you are free to sit with anyone you want (as long as they agree!)
We do ask that everyone is mindful of others and respects their space.
DO WE HAVE TO WEAR MASKS?
We are no longer legally required to wear masks in a place of worship, so we will not be requiring anyone to do so. Of course, it is ultimately everyone’s own choice as to whether or not they wear a mask.
Given the layout, size, height and ventilation in the auditorium, we do not believe that removing masks poses any additional risk.
Are we allowed to sing?
Yes! This is a restriction that has now been removed and given the ventilation, the size and the height of the auditorium, we do not believe singing poses any additional risk.
What about test and trace?
Nobody is required to check in for NHS Test & Trace. However, for those who wish to do so, there will be a venue QR code displayed in the foyer (or sign-in sheet for those who don’t have the app).
Is there children’s and youth work?
Our teams have been working hard to provide in-person children’s work, and there is no need to book. We are not quite up to full provision yet, so please read below to see what’s on offer:
1-3s (pre-school): There will be a fully-staffed crèche at the 9:30am meeting where children can be left – there is a maximum capacity, so please get there early to avoid disappointment. At the 11:30am meeting there will be a hosted crèche facility for the 0-3s, but a parent will be required to stay with their child.
3-11s: Provision in both meetings, all together in West End Hall.
11-14s (school years 7-9): There will be no Ignite running for the rest of August – back in September!
To increase our Sunday morning kids’ and youth work, we’re rebuilding our emerging generations teams – if you’d like to be involved, please go to kchw.co.uk/rebuild
Will there be teas and coffees?
Unfortunately, for now, there will be no refreshments available after the meeting. Having said this, we’d love to begin providing refreshments again soon – and this means rebuilding our hosting team. If you’re able to serve on this team (or any other serving team), please go to kchw.co.uk/rebuild and let us know!