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We are currently pausing our communion services due to current government guidelines. We will update this page when we are able to meet again.

What to Expect at a Communion Service

5. On Exiting the Building

Please do not stay long interacting with others even at a safe distance. We want to be respectful to our immediate neighbours showing we are keeping to the guidelines and our main priority is to keep everyone safe.

Plan and Prepare

  • Capacity: up to 28 people for each meeting.

  • The windows will remain open for ventilation.

  • There will be no singing together.

  • There is no offering.

  • There is no child care provision.

  • No handshaking

If you need the toilet at any point before or after the service, only one will be available. Instructions will be clearly on display for you to read. This includes the request for you to clean it with the available equipment after your use.

On the day

1. Outside the Building

Allow time to enter the building:

  1. Expect to form a queue as you arrive at the building.

  2. Keep a safe distance from others.

  3. No person will be allowed in after the service has started.

  4. You will receive a welcome at the door and will be asked for your name and contact details. We will be following standard GDPR practices with your information. We need this information to contact you if someone contracts the virus. If you book online, this will speed this process up.

  5. We will confirm with you on entry that you are in good health. If you have any Covid-19 symptoms please cancel your booking and let us know.

2. On Entry to the Building

  1. You will follow an orderly queue in to the building.

  2. On entry to the Church sanctuary, you will be able to collect a pre-filled, disposable cup with the wine and a ready prepared piece of bread which would have been cut from the same loaf. You may bring your own small, cup if you prefer and a jug of communion wine will be available for you to pour into your own cup. The bread pieces would have been prepared in either the church kitchen or a church member’s home. The person preparing this will have been wearing PPE i.e. gloves, mask, apron. If you’d prefer to bring your own piece of bread, you may do so.

  3. You will then be directed to a seat where you must remain for the whole time.

4. After the Service

  1. At the end of the service, please keep your face covering on. 

  2. You will be asked to remain seated until instructed to leave.

  3. If you would like someone to pray with you, please stay in your seat and someone will come and speak with you after the service.

  4. For prayer, please also note that we cannot guarantee privacy. We will not pray by laying hands on you either. We ask you to keep your face covering on.

3. During the Service

  1. As well as on entry in to the building, please make sure you are wearing a face covering during the service. Of course, to eat and drink, the face can be adjusted.

  2. Please remain seated the whole time on your assigned seat.

  3. If you start to feel unwell, please leave the building immediately and let us know.

We really appreciate you keeping tightly to these instructions. It is for everyone’s good that this happens as described. Thank you for your on going prayerful support during this time.

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Here's what to expect

What happens during the live portion on zoom?

It is a community time of welcome, announcements, sharing and prayer from our pastor, church leaders and other members. If you are joining us for the first time, you will receive a chat message from someone in our welcome team.

What happens during Coffee and Tea on Zoom?

Grab a cuppa and join us from some chat and friendship! This is a relaxed time of getting to know and catching up with one another in small groups.

Do I have to turn on my camera on Zoom?

We encourage everyone to turn on their cameras as it builds community and friendship in a time of being physically apart. We want to see those smiles! However, if you feel uncomfortable for any reason, you are not required to do so.

Do I have to stay on Zoom during the service?

You can remain in the Zoom meeting to make it easier to return after the service for coffee and tea together. However, you may choose to turn off your video during the service.

How do I order my repeat prescription?

We will issue repeat prescriptions within 48 hours of receiving your request, unless the doctor advises that you need to be seen first. Your prescription has a repeat prescription form attached to it. Please use this form where possible as it reduces the chance of mistakes. There are three ways you can make a repeat prescription request: 1 - Bring your request to the surgery and place it in the letterbox outside, or in the prescription box in the surgery. 2 - Send us your request by post, enclosing a stamped addressed envelope for us to return it to you. 3. Order online using our online services. (If you wish to sign up for our online services then please attend the surgery). 💊 Prescriptions Update 💊 Please note that it is NOT necessary to order your medication early as our service continues at it's normal turn around. Please note that extra issues of repeats cannot be issued during this period.

Can I order a repeat prescription by phone?

No. Please do not try to phone through repeat prescription requests as we need to keep the phone lines clear for urgent medical access and to reduce the risk of prescribing errors.

Can I pick up my prescription from a chemist of my choice?

Yes. Simply fill in the appropriate form at your health centre and this can be arranged. Please note that if you want to collect your prescription from a chemist, three full working days notice is required.

What if I cannot pay for my prescription?

Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).

The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.

What are the current NHS Prescription Charges?

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge. Prescription (per item): £9.00 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00 3-month PPC: £29.10 If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC. Telephone advice and order line 0845 850 0030 General Public - Buy or Renew a PPC On-line There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website


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