- About Us
For almost four months our church building may have been closed, but our church has remained very much alive! We are so thankful to every single one of you for all the ways you have looked out for one another during this time. Not only have you loved and cared for each other but, our community too! While it has been sad not to be able to meet together in person, it has been wonderful hearing of all the ways you have connected with each other, strengthening existing relationships and developing brand new ones. We are thankful to God for you, our church family.
As Government restrictions are lifted, the time has come to begin putting plans into place to reopen our doors once again. We have spent time looking at all the practicalities involved in gathering together in church, whilst making sure we take all the necessary steps to do this in a COVID-19 secure way.
We are excited to be restarting our services at church, beginning with our Sunday evening service at 6:30pm on Sunday 2nd August 2020. To keep in line with social distancing guidlines, maintaing a distance of 2 meters between households, there will be a limit to the number of people who can attend our services. We have calculated that 36 adults from seperate households can safely attend our services. Those from the same household or social bubble will be able to occupy a pew without social distancing, making this number vary slightly, depending on how many families attend our services. We will initially operate on a 'first come, first serve' basis, however, if the need arises we will look to develop an online booking system.
We understand that some of you will be keen to worship inside our church building once again, whereas others will feel a little uncomfortable with that idea. That is ok. We will continue to livestream all our services, spreading our passion for Jesus Christ to Manchester, the UK and the world!
Those who are at increased risk of severe disease from Coronavirus (COVID-19), including those aged 70 or older, as well as those suffering from a range of serious medical conditions, are encouraged to not attend in person during this time, but continue to take advantage of our service livestreams.
We've had to make changes to the way we do things during our services, to keep everyone safe, in line with Government and Church of England guidance. Here is a summary of some of the things you can expect when attending our church. If you have any questions or concerns you are encouraged to email Rev Paul Jump.
Lots of things have changed and there are many changes yet to come, but the LORD remains the same. As we gather again, we meet to worship the same God, who out of love for us sent His son to die, so that we might live with him forever.