COVID 19 congregational adjustments Re-commencement of Prayer meeting before morning worship It was also unanimously agreed, to re-commence the Sunday morning half hour of prayer. This would be effective from Sunday 18th October 2020, commencing at 11.00 am and would be held in the sectional building each Sunday morning until further notice; observing the two metre social distancing rule.
Singing of hymns/psalms It was unanimously agreed to recommence hymn/psalm singing with a common-sense approach
Communion It was also unanimously agreed to re-commence Holy communion with PPE in evidence to avoid any contamination, (to be arranged).
Seating arrangements The congregation will be asked to sit in allocated seats to maintain two metre social distancing. (Please note! this measure is only to last during the COVID-19 emergency)
Hand sanitizers are to hand and should be used on entry and upon leaving
Please use toilets only in an emergency
A retiring offering plate will be left at the door for tithes and offerings
There will be the singing of hymns and psalms with a common sense approach
There can be no hand shaking
The two parts of the kitchen and vestry will be used for the creche
The congregation will leave the building commencing with the back seats first and working our way to the front, followed by those on the gallery
Please observe two metre social distancing
You are free to wear any PPE you wish for your own protection
Please follow all safety signs they are there for your safety
A mandatory requirement, please wear face masks entering and leaving the Church, thank-you.
Please be sure and enrich your souls with the preaching of the word of God. Health & Safety update Fire, Health & Safety update October 2020 The Church committee during the past year 2020 have employed the technical services of “Fire Solutions” Belfast to come in and update our Church to take into effect UK fire regulations. I have listed below the following for your interest. Main Church
This has involved new smoke detectors being fitted in the entrance hall
The fire detector in the main auditorium being re-sited to the ceiling
The replacement of out of date smoke detectors
A new fire bell fitted
All fire extinguishers being re-gassed or replaced due to age
Emergency lighting has been renewed
Emergency exit fire signs have been renewed or replaced
A new fire assemble point has been set up below the entrance gate as you come in on the left
All electrical appliances have been “pot tested”
Minister’s courtesy parking sign
A courtesy disabled sign
A 15-mile hour speed sign
A new safety lock has been fitted to the exit door of the sectional building
A manual fire bell has been fitted
New emergency exit signs have been fitted
All electrical equipment has been “pot tested”
Appointment of two fire wardens It was the mind of the Church committee in light of the UK fire regulations that we appoint two fire wardens to safely evacuate the building in the event of a fire. Mr David King and Mr Rodney Brown volunteered to under-take this responsibility. Fire drill evacuation A practice fire drill evacuation has been envisioned to safely evacuate the building in the event of a fire, however due to the “Covid 19” and the two social distancing it was felt that this would take place at a later date. An attendance roll book Under law we are required to know who is in the building or who has left the building at all times, this requires us to have a roll book of all person’s present. This roll book is kept by the doorman as you enter the building. Please note! this roll book is already in place due to the “Covid 19” track and trace requirements.