1. What if I need help to Register?
After the Registration opens you can call the Church Office if you need help to register
020 8459 7674 and press option 1 during the working hours or
020 8459 7674 and press option 4 after working hours
Seats will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
2. How many services will there be on a Sunday?
We intend to have only one service in the mornings until further notice. We will plan more services when we have sufficient service personnel/volunteers to hold multiple services
3. What about Learning Zone and other Department activities?
Learning Zone, Children’s and Youth activities will remain on-line until we are able to give all teams access to the buildings. Re-entry to the Church will be done on a phased basis and teams will be informed accordingly when they can resume activities within the building.
4. Has the building been risk assessed?
We are duty bound to follow Government regulations and have carried out our risk assessments and now have approval from NTCG HQ to
re-open and follow the government guidelines to limit the spread of the virus.
5. How many people will be inside the building?
For the time being we will only be able to accommodate a maximum of 160 people (which includes those who have service duties) so places will be limited.
6. What health & safety rules will I have to follow?
We are asking everyone to abide by the rules so that we all take responsibility for keeping the Church environment safe and prevent the possible spread of the virus. Click here to read the health and safety policy for the Sanctuary.
7. What about those who were shielding?
For those who were shielding or 70, and above, the Government have given those shielded the flexibility to go out. So we are giving you the choice to attend should you wish to. Streaming of services will continue, so you can enjoy the Service in the comfort of your home environment.
8. Do I have to wear a face mask/covering?
Government guidance now states that face masks and coverings will be mandatory in churches, cinemas, museums, shops, libraries and galleries in England, and this became enforceable in law on Saturday 08 August 2020, and this requirement currently still applies. However, if you find it impossible to wear a face mask/covering for health reasons, you don't have to wear one. An example of this might be if a mask makes you too breathless.
9. Who should not attend?
We are asking those who are on quarantine or exhibiting symptoms of the Coronavirus not to attend Church.
10. Can I book for more than one Sunday at a time?
You will not be allowed to book for multiple Sundays - Registration for Sunday services will open on the Monday before the Sunday. The Registration Form can accessed via the registration page the WNTCG website https://www.wntcg.org/register You will receive a notice by the Friday before the Sunday service whether or not you have been allocated your seat(s).
11. Do I have to register every week?
The simple answer is "Yes". By registering every week you are helping us to conform to the Government's recommendations as we all take responsibility for keeping the Church environment safe and prevent the possible spread of the virus.
12. How do I register myself or my family?
Given the limited number of spaces available - access will be by a new booking system. The registration link is at the top of this page.
Letters will be posted to members without internet access or an email address. Those without internet access or an email address can then make a phone call during or out of office hours to register themselves and/or their family.
13. How will I be notified if I have a seat?
Once the spaces are allocated people will be notified as follows
Those who completed the registration online will be contacted using the email address entered on the registration form, by 6PM on the Friday before the SUNDAY SERVICE
Those without Internet access and sent in a letter will be contacted by telephone to confirm if you have been allocated seat(s)
If the seating is full then a reserved list will be created. Those on the reserve list will only be contacted if people cancel their seat(s).
14. If I'm on the Reserve List what happens next?
If there are no seats available for the Sunday, you will then be considered a priority for the next service.
You will no longer need to book for for the next service, as we will already have your details. If you no longer wish to attend please let us know by either calling 020 8459 7674 option 4 or email firstname.lastname@example.org so that the spaces can be re-allocated.
15. What time must I arrive if I have been given a seat?
Please DO NOT attend if you have NOT received notification of a seat.
If you have been notified you have a seat please aim to arrive promptly by 10.30AM so you can be shown to your seat and carry out the washing of your hands and putting on your face-mask. The doors will be closed at 11:00AM to protect those people inside the building.
16. Why is there no entry allowed after 11AM?
As part of our risk assessment we have decided, as a health and safety precaution, to not allow entrance after 11:00AM
Thank you for your understanding and your cooperation.
17. What if I'm given a seat and I need to cancel - who do I inform?
For those who can no longer attend - please call 020 8459 7674 option 4 or email email@example.com by Saturday mid-day so that the spaces can be re-allocated.
Blessings to all
Pastor Brian Robinson